Baylor breaks own record, scores 71 points
Nov. 15, 1960
The previous year, the Lakers' last in Minneapolis, acrobatic forward Elgin Baylor set an NBA record by scoring 64 points. Tonight, early in the Lakers' first season in Los Angeles, the 6-foot-5 Baylor breaks his own mark by scoring 71 points in a 123-108 victory over the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
In becoming the only NBA forward to ever score more than at least 70 points, Baylor makes 28 field goals and 15 foul shots. He is as unpredictable as he is unstoppable. Scoring a good number of his points on orthodox drives and tap-ins, he also makes quite a few shots from angles that seem impossible.