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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Wilt sets another scoring record with 73 points
By Larry Schwartz
Special to ESPN.com
Jan. 13, 1962
Wilt Chamberlain already has scored 78 points in a game, but that came in a triple-overtime contest last month. Tonight, the Philadelphia Warriors center scores 73, the most ever in a regulation NBA game.
He hits 29 field goals and 15 free throws in the Warriors' 135-117 victory over the Chicago Packers before 3,516 fans in Philadelphia. The Stilt scores 14 points in the first period, 19 in the second, 17 in the third and 23 in the fourth.
He breaks Elgin Baylor's record of 71 points in a regulation game with two free throws with 30 seconds left. The 40 points in the second half also are a league record.
Less than two months later, Wilt will score 100 points against the Knicks.
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