VIDEO: Robinson scores 71 points
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Today’s Topic: David Robinson scores 71 points
On April 24, 1994, the final day of the 1993-94 regular season, David Robinson trailed Shaquille O’Neal by just 33 points for the NBA scoring title. Robinson made sure the title was his by erupting for 71 points on 26-for-41 from the field against the Los Angeles Clippers. At season’s end, he edged Shaq for the title by .5 points per game.
Only four other NBA players (Wilt Chamberlain, Elgin Baylor, David Thompson and Kobe Bryant) have scored more than 70 points and Robinson is the only one to accomplish the feat while shooting over 63 percent from the floor. Robinson continued to shine during the 1994-95 regular season to win the MVP.
Check out the images below from The Admiral’s historic game twenty years ago today.
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