Today in Sports History: February 17

By Jonah Sharf

On February 17, 1967 Wilt Chamberlain hit the first of what would become an NBA record 35 consecutive field goals without a miss, just a couple weeks after he set the record with 32 consecutive field goals made. His streak consisted of the first game, where he made his final two shots and finished with a 15 point, 22 rebound, and 17 assist triple double. He went 11-11 in his next game, finishing with 22 points, 26 rebounds, and 5 assists. The streak continued with an 18-18 performance, consisting of 42 points, 30 rebounds, and 10 assists for another triple double. The streak ended the next game, after continuing the streak with a 4-4 start but finishing the game 11-14 for 28 points, 36 rebounds, and nine assists.

 

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