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Ranking the NBA Players Who Could Possibly Score 100 Points in One Game
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Great Lakers: ( L-R) Front Row. Jabbar, West, Baylor, Chamberlain

This is not a prediction that someone is going to score 100 points in a game. It's extremely unlikely to happen. 

That being the case, if someone sent you a text or gave you a phone call that said; " Did you see who just scored 100 points in an NBA game!" Who are the most likely candidates to be that guy?

On March 2, 1962 Wilt Chamberlain hit the century club. His Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 162-147 in what was ultimately a preview of Mike D'Antoni's defense 50 years later. 

All kidding aside, Chamberlain was unstoppable that night. He was unstoppable that season actually. It was the 1961-1962 season in which Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points and 25.7 rebounds per game. 

The above statistic is even more unlikely to be matched than the 100 point game. Single game records are more approachable than season long ones. Especially when one considers that the highest single season points per game average since the 1962-1963 season is Michael Jordan's 1986-1987 mark of 37.1 points per game. 

Still this is what makes sports fun. Who might possibly (on the right night, under the right set of circumstances, with the hot hand) be able to match Wilt's mark? 

Four of the top five single game scoring marks of all-time are Wilt's. Kobe Bryant, who scored 81 points on January 22, 2006, has the second-highest single game in NBA history.  

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