Date: 1961-62
Set By: Wilt Chamberlain

In 2013, a 50 point night will keep you in the sports news cycle for at least two days. For Wilt Chamberlain in 1961-62, it was simply average. Like with Oscar Robertson's triple-double average that same season, this number is inflated by the lack of defense played and the fact there was no such thing as offensive goaltending at the time. Nevertheless, 50.4 is a lot of points even if the rules make it easier to get. While the addition of the three-point line makes this number slightly more achievable, don't expect to see it broken unless the NBA starts mixing in four and five-pointers too.