Who has the highest single-game point total? looking at the highest scorers in NBA history during a single game

NBA fans are well acquainted with the name of Wilt Chamberlain, the legendary basketball player of the nineties. He played in the NBA from 1958-1973 and broke many records during his tenure.

So, let’s take a moment to find out more about the iconic player who created history scoring the highest point in a single game in the entire NBA history.

Who has the highest single-game point total?

The credit for scoring 100 points in a single game goes to Wilt Chamberlain. He achieved this historic mark while playing for the Philadelphia Warriors. Philadelphia Warriors was later altered into San Francisco Warriors and now it is known as the Golden Gate Warriors.

On March 2, 1962, while playing against the Knicks, he achieved such an unprecedented height in his career. The Warriors player exhibited 25 rebounds with 57.1% throws from the floor and 87.5% from the free throw line.

List of players with highest single-game point in NBA history

Its time to have a look at the list of the players who scored the most points in a single game

1. Wilt Chamberlain

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Single Game Points- 100

Team: Philadelphia Warriors/ Golden Gate Warriors

Match: Against New York Knicks, March 02, 1962

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Single Game Points- 81

Team- Los Angeles Lakers

Match- Against Toronto Raptors

3. Wilt Chamberlain

Single Game Points- 78 points

Team- Philadelphia Warriors

Match- Against Los Angeles Lakers, January 22, 2006

4. David Thompson

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Single Game Points- 73 points

Team- Denver Nuggets

Match- Against Detroit Pistons, April 09, 1978

5. Wilt Chamberlain

Single Game Points- 73 points

Team- San Francisco Warriors/ Golden Gate Warriors

Match- Against New York Knicks, November 16, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain ended his career becoming a two times NBA Champion, thirteen times NBA All-Star, and more. But his record number of scores in single-game points is unique and wondrous so to speak. Moreover, the records seem unlikely to get smashed by any other player anytime soon or in the near future.

What do you think? Are these records breakable in the modern game of Basketball? Share your opinion with us in the comments.

Golenur Aktar

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Golenur Aktar is a writer and made her debut in the 'Pen & Paper' industry holding the hands of Sportszion. She ignited her writing craze from Biography articles and now writes about NFL.


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