Monday, November 4, 2013

November 4, 1960: Wilt The Stilt Leads His Team To Victory While Breaking a Record That No Player Would Want To Have

On November 4, 1960, Wilt Chamberlain led the Philadelphia Warriors to a 136-121 win over the Detroit Pistons with a 44 point performance. Chamberlain knocked down 22 field goals but he also set a record that no player would want by missing all 10 free throw attempts he was awarded in the contest. The Pistons were trying to avoid dropping their 5th game in a row and they put up a fight in the process. Philadelphia was down by 13 twice in the second quarter and down by 9 in third but kept fighting back. The game was tied a total of 13 times but Chamberlain broke the 13th tie with a field goal in early in the fourth that gave the Warriors a 102-100 lead, it was a lead that they would not relinquish as they sailed to victory. The 10 missed free throws stood as a record until December 8, 2000 when Shaquille O'Neal missed 11 in a contest against the Seattle SuperSonics, unfortunately for Shaq's Lakers they weren't able to pull off a victory in that contest as they lost 103-95.

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