Wilt Week: Day 3
For Wilt, one is better than two.
Wilt Week: Day 3
Not only is Wilt Chamberlain the only man to ever score 100 points in an NBA game, no two teammates have ever combined for 100 points in an NBA game.
We bring this up now, because Wednesday night the most recent NBA duo to reach the 90-point mark come to the Wells Fargo Center in the form of Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. They went for 51 and 40, respectively, earlier this month.
Below are games in which teammates scored 90 or more points (*overtime; **triple overtime; losses in bold):
Notable: Al Attles (17 points) was the Warriors' second-leading scorer in Wilt's 100-pointer ... Wilt and Paul Arizin had combined for 99 points seven weeks prior to Wilt going the triple-digit route by himself ... The next closest regulation game was Kobe Bryant (81) and Smush Parker (13) going for 94 in 2006 ... Teammates on both teams in the Warriors' triple-overtime win over the Lakers on Dec. 8, 1961, made the list. The four combined for 192 of the game's 298 points ... Wilt made the list nine times, with four different teammates ... Thanks to Mark Perner for the thought process here and his help in tracking down the scorers ... And special, big-time thanks to basketball-reference.com, which now appears to have box scores for every NBA game ever, either in its database or a scan of a box from a newspaper. Extremely helpful and much appreciated.
|117||Warriors||March 2, 1962||Wilt Chamberlain||100||Al Attles||17|
|99||Warriors||Jan. 13, 1962||Wilt Chamberlain||73||Paul Arizin||26|
|98||Nuggets||Dec. 13, 1983**||Kiki Vandeweghe||51||Alex English||47|
|97||Warriors||Dec. 8, 1961**||Wilt Chamberlain||78||Paul Arizin||19|
|95||Lakers||Dec. 8, 1961**||Elgin Baylor||63||Jerry West||32|
|95||Spurs||March 6, 1982**||George Gervin||50||Mike Mitchell||45|
|94||Lakers||Jan. 22, 2006||Kobe Bryant||81||Smush Parker||13|
|93||Warriors||Dec. 1, 1961||Wilt Chamberlain||60||Paul Arizin||33|
|93||Warriors||March 10, 1963||Wilt Chamberlain||70||Guy Rodgers||23|
|92||Warriors||Feb. 22, 1962||Wilt Chamberlain||61||Paul Arizin||31|
|92||Warriors||Feb. 27, 1962||Wilt Chamberlain||65||Tom Meschery||27|
|92||Lakers||Feb. 2, 2009||Kobe Bryant||61||Pay Gasol||31|
|91||Warriors||March 9, 1961||Wilt Chamberlain||67||Paul Arizin||24|
|91||Warriors||Feb. 25, 1962||Wilt Chamberlain||67||Tom Meschery||24|
|91||Thunder||Feb. 19, 2012*||Kevin Durant||51||Russell Westbrook||40|