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Warriors Top Knicks as Chamberlain Scores 47 Points

Jan. 13, 1964 - With Wilt Chamberlain flipping in 47 points, 21 of them in the final quarter, the San Francisco Warriors last night ran a four-game victory string for the first time this season. Strong in the late going, the Warriors slammed down the New York Knicks, 112-105, before a crowd of 2,161 at Oakland Auditorium. San Francisco’s sixth conquest of the Knicks in seven games so far ran the Warriors’ record to 22-18 and left them only a half-game behind the second-place St. Louis Hawks in the Western Division of the NBA. They are 3½ games behind first-place Los Angeles with exactly half their season left to play. The triumph ended a very successful home stand that saw San Francisco beat the champion Celtics and the Western Division champion Lakers twice in the same week. They took a pair from the Knicks as well. Chamberlain was at his ball-stuffing, wheeling, jumping best in the final quarter, when the big fellow accounted for 21 of his team’s 34 points. With Wilt nabbing 23 rebounds, the Warriors outperformed their foes in this department by a 69-59 margin.

Jumping Johnny Green carried the Knick attack with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Although he has yet to get his first start for the Warriors, rookie Nate Thurmond played 32 minutes, more than any other man except Chamberlain (48) and Wayne Hightower (42) and made his presence felt on the backboards by picking off 15 rebounds. In the preliminary, the East Lake Sheet Metal team of the Oakland Recreation League defeated a group of Oakland Raider footballer-basketballers, 39-33. Flanker Bo Roberson topped the Raider scoring with 18 points.


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