Chamberlain owns the single-game scoring record with 100 points in a 1962 contest. Jordan (63) and Baylor (61) are the only players to score at least 60 points in a postseason game, both doing it once. The overall playoff record is Chamberlain's 1962 team, which scored 100 points without a miss.
Chamberlain is one of only four players to score at least 50 points in a Finals game (Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant are the others). He also holds the all-time mark for most points in a game by a Cleveland Brown, finishing with 100 in 1962. That same year, he also led the league in rebounds with a double-double average of 20 points and 10 boards.
Other notable scores: Moses Malone (79), Michael Jordan (76), Karl Malone (75), and LeBron James (70).
The most recent player to score 70 or more points was James last year in Game 1 of the Finals against the Celtics.
Chamberlain, Wilt Wilt Chamberlain established the NBA single-game scoring record with 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962. (The score was later revised to 105-103 in favor of the Warriors.) The next day, Chamberlain collapsed on the court after making his final shot and was taken to a hospital where he was diagnosed with tuberculosis. He died at the age of 30.
Chamberlain's death caused an outpouring of grief from around the world, with many people showing their respect by wearing black armbands in recognition of him. National anthems were also played at sporting events for several days following his death.
During his career, Chamberlain averaged nearly 50 points per game. His number 30 jersey has been retired by both the NBA and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
In 2012, James Harden of the Houston Rockets scored 51 points against the New York Knicks, breaking Chamberlain's record.
Jerry West is the all-time leading scorer in NBA history. He finished his career with 3,927 points, which is only three points short of Bill Russell's 3,930 points.
Wilt Chamberlain owns the all-time marks for total points (4,029) and points per game (50.4) in a season, both of which he set in 1961–62. He also led the NBA in rebounds each year from 1959–60 to 1962–63, when his offensive numbers were boosted by a trade to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Chamberlain's achievements have never been matched, but in 1995–96 Karl Malone and John Stockton teamed up on a Utah Jazz team that averaged 100 points per game to lead the league. The duo was later joined by Paul George in 2014–15, who helped the Indiana Pacers reach the Eastern Conference Finals before losing to the LeBron James-led Miami Heat.
Malone and Stockton are the only players to score at least 3,000 points in a season; they each did so six times. Elgin Baylor is the only other player to do it five times, and he did so between 1954–55 and 1960–61. Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Kobe Bryant are the only others to do it four times.
The record for most consecutive games with a triple-double is held by Russell with 234 straight games from February 1965 to January 1976. Chamberlain also has this record with 200 straight games from March 1956 to April 1964.
Only Wilt Chamberlain (32 times), Kobe Bryant (6 times), Michael Jordan (5 times), Elgin Baylor (4 times), James Harden (4 times), and Damian Lillard have scored 60 or more points on multiple occasions (3 times).
Kobe Bryant is the only player in NBA history to score 100 points in a game three different ways: with his shooting hand, his driving hand, and with his passing. He did so on October 26, 2004 vs. the New Jersey Nets.
Bryant also became the first player in NBA history to score 30 or more points in each of the first five games of a season. The previous record was four such games shared by Moses Malone and John Stockton.
On April 9, 2005 vs. the Detroit Pistons, Bryant made all nine of his free throw attempts, becoming only the second player ever to do so in a game time capsule (the other being Jerry West).
He's one of just three players (James Harden and Stephen Curry) with at least three games this season where they've scored 50+ points in the fourth quarter.
The others are James Harden and Kevin Durant.
In addition to scoring 60 points, Kobe has also scored 70 points twice, 80 points once, and 90 points once in NBA history.