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Warriors Crush Knicks as Chamberlain Sets Another Record

Nov. 27, 1963 - Wilt Chamberlain set a record for consecutive field goals tonight as the San Francisco Warriors crushed the New York Knicks, 118-89, in Boston. In the second game of the doubleheader, the Boston Celtics bombed the Los Angeles Lakers, 114-78. Chamberlain scored 38 points and hit 18 shots in a row after missing on his first attempt. None of his shots traveled more than six feet during the record run, which remained unbroken because Wilt sat out the fourth period. The previous mark of 13 was set by Larry Costello while playing for Syracuse in a game at Boston Dec. 8, 1961. Chamberlain scored only 8 points in the first period, then got 24 in the second as the Warriors piled up a 74-41 lead at halftime. The Celtics’ victory was their sixth in a row and 13th in 14 games.


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