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NBA Basketball Stats

Make your best guesses or reveal your trivia expertise in the following NBA Basketball statistics.

  1. Who played the most minutes in a season?
  2. Who made the most points in one game?
  3. Who made the most free throws in one game?
  4. Who had the highest average score per game, in a season?
  5. Who had the most 50-point games in a season?
  6. Who had the most points in a season?
  7. Who had the most rebounds in a season?
  8. Most 60-point games in a career?

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All eight questions are answered by one name: the star NBA center Wilt Chamberlain.

  1. Most minutes in a season: 3,882 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  2. Most points in one game: 100 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (unfortunately, this game was not filmed and not covered on television.)
  3. Who made the most free throws in one game? 28 by Wilt Chamberlain (tied with Adrian Dantley)
  4. Highest average score per game, in a season? 50.4 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  5. Most 50-point games in a season? 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  6. Most points in a season? 4,029 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  7. Most rebounds in a season? 2,149 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1960–61
  8. Most 60-point games in a career? 32 by Wilt Chamberlain

He also has many other NBA records including the most consecutive triple-doubles (nine, from March 8–20, 1968).

By the way, part of the 100-point game was recorded on audio.

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