Today in Sports History: November 15

By Jonah Sharf

On November 15, 1960, Laker legend Elgin Baylor scored what was then an NBA record 71 points against the Knicks. The record was passed just over a year later by Wilt Chamberlain when he scored 78, and several times over the next couple seasons by Chamberlain, including his 100 point game in 1962. Despite his record being passed, Baylor was one of the greatest scorers in NBA history, as he is one of only four players to score 60 or more points more than once in his career. He is also one of only two players to score 60 or more points in an NBA Playoff game, and the only player to score 60 or more in a Finals game. Despite being a 6’5” small forward, he averaged an astounding 13.5 rebounds per game over his career, and 19.8 rebounds per game in the 1960-61 season. Baylor was an 11-time NBA All-Star, has had his number retired and a statue built by the Lakers, and is a member of the Hall of Fame.

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