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Yearbook, Nov. 15: Elgin sets scoring mark

Nov. 15, 1960: Before there was Wilt Chamberlain's 100, there was Elgin Baylor's 71.

That's what took place on this day 52 years ago, when the third-year Los Angeles Lakers forward torched the New York Knicks in Madison Square Garden, making 28 field goals and 15 free throws in a 123-108 win.

Chamberlain's record-breaking performances -- first 78 points, then that famous 100 game -- came the following year. Baylor, meanwhile, went on to have a Hall of Fame career (with averages of 27.4 points and 13.5 rebounds) -- but retired due to injury just days into the 1971-72 season ... after which the Lakers went on a run of 33 straight wins and a title. Baylor is considered by many to be the best player never to win a championship.