Philadelphia 76ers: Will Wilt Chamberlain’s 68-point game ever be topped?

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Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for the most points scored in a game by a member of the Philadelphia 76ers. But will that record ever be broken?

The Philadelphia 76ers have had many great players don their jersey. Julius Erving, Moses Malone, and Allen Iverson are some of the greats that have played for this team.

The most dominant Sixer of all time, though, is Wilt Chamberlain. He has scored the most points in an NBA game and for this team. The 100-point game is the stuff of legends.

Most younger people think the point total is a myth because there is no video proof of it. There is just the iconic picture of a piece of paper in Chamberlain’s hand that says 100 on it.

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Contrary to anybody’s beliefs though Chamberlain is the most dominant player in any era of basketball. As a member of the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, he had the before mentioned 100-point game and five 70-point games.

No other player has more than one 70-point game. As a member of the 76ers, though, Wilt had a 68-point game, which is the highest points scored in a single game by a Sixers player.

The game was against the Chicago Bulls during the 1967-68 season. The Sixers won the game 143-123. They were away.

Wilt has the next two game highs. He had a 65-point game during the 1965-66 season in a win at home against the Los Angeles Lakers. Then there was a 62-point game that same season against the Warriors.

The next highest point total is the 60-point game that Allen Iverson had during the 2004-05 season against the Orlando Magic at home in the same building that the Sixers play in now.

That raises the question if Iverson, who was a scoring machine and won four scoring titles, couldn’t beat Wilt’s scoring total than who can?

If you look at the current Philadelphia 76ers roster, the only player that you could say would have a chance is Joel Embiid. Ben Simmons and Tobias Harris have not been able to prove that they are high volume scorers yet to have a game that big.

Harris has a career-high of only 39 and has not averaged more than 20-points in his career. Simmons is not a score-first type of player. He is more of a passer.

This season Embiid had a 49-point game, which is his career-high. Embiid is a superstar and can get hot at any time.

He may never get the chance to drop 60-plus, let alone 68, but on this team, he has the best chance. Will a 76ers player ever get a 70-plus-point game in the future? Sure.

The Sixers have had some of the best players to ever play in the league. Many iconic NBA names have played with this team. There are more to come because that is what Philly demands from their beloved Sixers.

Also, we have seen a player get three straight triple-double averages for a season after we thought it would never happen again after Oscar Robertson did it 58 years ago. We saw Devin Booker explode for a 70-point game years after Kobe Bryant scored an 81-point game.

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