Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Maravich Nets 68 Points

On Feb. 25, 1977, “Pistol” Pete Maravich, while playing for the New Orleans Jazz, scores a career-high 68 points against the New York Knicks, giving him the eighth-highest single game score total in history to that point.

New Orleans Jazz guard Pete Maravich (right) in a game against the New York Knicks.
Maravich fouled out with a minute to play and missed the opportunity to score 70-points, a feat that only Elgin Baylor and Wilt Chamberlain had accomplished to that day. It was also the most points a guard had scored in a single game to that day.

Maravich was a good playing in the NBA, but basketball critics never thought he amounted to the player he was in college at LSU, however Maravich had a 24.2 point per game average in the NBA.

Though Maravich was known for his no-look passes and crazy shot attempts, the 68-point game was the highlight of his pro-career.