15 ways the NBA on Christmas Day became a hoop happening

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6. Bernard King scores 60 (1984)

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Wilt Chamberlain’s record 59 points finally was toppled in 1984. The sharpshooter was a New York Knick and they faced the New Jersey Nets. Bernard King scored 60 points. It was not enough as the Knicks lost, 120-114. Forty of King’s points came in the first half. He called it “the greatest first half I ever played in my career.” King finished 19 of 30 from the field and 22 of 26 from the line. He became the 10th player in NBA history to score 60 or more points in a game.

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