Every player to score 70 or more in an NBA game

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Joel Embiid becomes the 9th individual player to join the exclusive 70-point club in an NBA game.

In NBA history, joining the 70-point club means being a part of an exclusive group in league history. Although the NBA’s inaugural season was in 1947-48, it wasn’t until the 1960-61 season that Elgin Baylor of the Los Angeles Lakers became the first player to score at least 70 in a game.

In NBA history, nine players have achieved this feat on 14 occasions (Wilt Chamberlain had six such games). Below is a look at every 70-point game in NBA history.

Every 70-point game in NBA history

Player (Team) Date Result PTS REB FG-FGA FTM-FTA
Elgin Baylor (Lakers) Nov. 15, 1960 Lakers 123, Knicks 108 71 25 28-48 15-19
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) Dec. 8, 1961 Lakers 151, Warriors 147 (3 OT) 78 43 31-62 16-31
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) Jan. 13, 1962 Warriors 135, Packers 117 73 36 29-48 15-25
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) March 2, 1962 Warriors 169, Knicks 147 100 25 36-63 28-32
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) Nov. 3, 1962 Lakers 127, Warriors 115 72 18 29-48 14-18
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) Nov. 16, 1962 Warriors 127, Knicks 111 73 14 29-43 15-19
Wilt Chamberlain (Warriors) March 10, 1963 Nationals 163, Warriors 148 70 18 27-38 16-22
David Thompson (Nuggets) April 9, 1978 Pistons 139, Nuggets 137 73 7 28-38 17-20
David Robinson (Spurs) April 24, 1994 Spurs 112, Clippers 97 71 14 26-41 18-25
Kobe Bryant (Lakers) Jan. 22, 2006 Lakers 122, Raptors 104 81 6 28-46 18-20
Devin Booker (Suns) March 24, 2017 Celtics 130, Suns 120 70 8 21-40 24-26
Donovan Mitchell (Cavs) Jan. 2, 2023 Cavs 145, Bulls 134 (OT) 71 8 22-34 20-25
Damian Lillard (Blazers) Feb. 26, 2023 Blazers 131, Rockets 114 71 6 22-38 14-14
Joel Embiid (76ers) Jan. 22, 2024 Sixers 133, Spurs 123 70 18 24-41 21-23

Source: NBA

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