20. Elgin Baylor Breaks His Own Record, Scores 71
Continuing their string of good fortune, the Lakers drafted another superstar shortly after Mikan's departure. Elgin Baylor was the first player to take the game to the air and immediately took the league by storm. He'd established himself with a series of breakout performances, but his strongest showing would result in a new scoring record. Baylor couldn't be contained in a November matchup against the Knicks and finished with an astounding 71 points along with 25 rebounds. The old record? Elgin Baylor's 64 points during the previous season.