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Wilt first to score 30,000 points

Updated: February 10, 2002, 12:56 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Feb. 16, 1972

While no other player in the NBA has yet scored 25,000 points -- and only five have 20,000 -- Wilt Chamberlain becomes the first to reach 30,000. The Los Angeles Lakers' 7-1 center, in his 13th year in the league, gains the milestone with 2:09 left in the third quarter on a goaltending call against the Suns' Neal Walk, who touches the ball while it's on the rim.

The game in Phoenix is stopped. Chamberlain is given the ball and receives a standing ovation ...

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