Tuesday, November 15, 2011
This Day in Sports History - 11/15/1960
Elgin Baylor collects 71 points on 28 field goals in addition to 15 free throws to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a 123 - 108 win over the Knicks in the second game of a doubleheader in New York. With 34 points in the first half and 37 in the second, Baylor breaks his own NBA record of 64, which he accomplished against the Celtics on November 8, 1959, when the Lakers franchise was located in Minneapolis. The Madison Square Garden crowd is also treated to some thrills in the opener when the Detroit Pistons overcome a 20-point deficit to upset the Celtics, 115 - 114. Gene Shue wins the game by sinking a 20-foot jumper at the buzzer.