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NBA: Knicks Top Pistons as Guerin Sets Franchise Scoring Record

Feb. 20, 1962 - Richie Guerin, whose spunky play has been one of the few bright spots for the New York Knicks in recent years, set a season scoring record for a Knick player as New York whipped the Detroit Pistons, 110-103, at Madison Square Garden today. The 6-foot-4-inch backcourt star sank 24 points for New York to run his season total to 1,851 points, breaking the former team record of 1,846 points set last winter by Willie Naulls. Guerin and the Knicks have 14 games to go, giving Richie a good chance to make 2,000. In the opener of the double-header, the Philadelphia Warriors turned back the Chicago Packers, 112-107. In that contest, the crowd warmed to the struggle between Wilt Chamberlain and Walt Bellamy. The 7-foot-1-inch Chamberlain paced the Warriors with 48 points, sparking them to a rally toward the end. Bellamy scored 44.

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