April 22, 1947: The Philadelphia Warriors defeated the Chicago Stags 83-80 in Game 5 to take the NBA's first championship series 4-1.
August 3, 1949: The Basketball Association of America (BAA) merged with the National Basketball League (NBL) to form the NBA. The BAA included the Philadelphia Warriors.
October 24, 1959: Wilt Chamberlain played in his first NBA game with the Philadelphia Warriors, beginning a record streak of 1,045 consecutive games--his entire career--without a disqualification.
November 24, 1960: Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors grabbed an NBA record 55 rebounds in a 132-129 loss to Boston. Chamberlain went on to collect 2,149 rebounds in 79 games during the 1960-61 season, averaging 27.2 rpg, both NBA records that still stand.
November 4, 1961: Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors began a streak of 65 consecutive games of scoring 30 or more points. The second-longest such streak in NBA history -- only 31 games -- was set by Chamberlain the next season.
March 2, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 100 points, the most ever by an NBA player in a single game, during his team's 169-147 win over the New York Knicks in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Chamberlain shot 36-of-63 from the field and 28-of-32 from the free-throw line, to go with 25 rebounds. His 50.4 ppg scoring average in 80 games during the 1961-62 season remains an NBA record.
November 3, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scored 72 points at the Los Angeles Lakers, the fourth-highest point total in NBA history.
November 16, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain of the San Francisco Warriors scored 73 points against the New York Knicks, tied for the third-highest single-game point total in NBA history.
October 19, 1963: Nate Thurmond made his debut for the San Francisco Warriors at the Baltimore Bullets. The Warriors won 103-102.
January 15, 1965: In one of the biggest trades in NBA history, the San Francisco Warriors, in the middle of a then league record 17-game losing streak, traded Wilt Chamberlain to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Connie Dierking, Lee Shaffer, Paul Neumann and cash.
May 6, 1965: The San Francisco Warriors select Rick Barry with the second pick of the NBA Draft.
October 15, 1965: Rick Barry made his debut game for the San Francisco Warriors at home against the Los Angeles Lakers. The Warriors won 122-115
May 18, 1975: Rick Barry hit a jumper with 38 seconds remaining to put Game 1 of the NBA Finals out of reach as Golden State defeated Washington 101-95. Barry, the series MVP, continued with dominating performances as the Warriors swept the Bullets 4-0 to take the title.
October 22, 1976: Robert Parish made his debut for the Golden State Warriors
November 2, 1978: Golden State Coach Al Attles captured his 400th career victory, only the 10th coach in NBA history at the time to achieve that feat, as the Warriors beat the Suns 116-108 at Phoenix.
March 30, 1979: Robert Parish of Golden State became the first Warrior in 10 years (since Nate Thurmond) to get at least 30 points and 30 rebounds in a game. Parish scored 30 points and hauled down 32 boards as the host Warriors defeated New York 114-98.
May 10, 1987: Sleepy Floyd of Golden State set NBA Playoff records with 29 points in the fourth quarter and 39 points in the second half as the Warriors beat the Los Angeles Lakers 129-121 in Game 4 of the West Semifinals. Floyd finished the game with 51 points.
March 18, 1988: The Golden State Warriors retired Rick Barry's uniform No. 24, joining the numbers of only three other former Warriors: Al Attles, Tom Meschery, and Nate Thurmond.
December 27, 1991: Tim Hardaway of Golden State set an NBA record for most field goals attempted with none made in a game when he shot 0-for-17 in the Warriors' 106-102 OT win at Minnesota.
May 21, 1992: Golden State's Don Nelson was named NBA Coach of the Year, becoming the first NBA coach to win the award three times. Nelson guided the Warriors to a 55-27 record, the second-best mark in franchise history.
February 27, 1999: The Golden State Warriors, with a 110-93 defeat of Denver, became the seventh franchise in NBA history to register 2,000 victories. The Warriors' mark includes the triumphs posted by the Philadelphia Warriors (1946-62) and San Francisco Warriors (1962-71).
October 12, 1999: NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain passed away at his home in Bel-Air, California at the age of 63. A 13-time NBA All-Star, first-ballot Hall of Famer and holder of numerous records, many of which will never be broken, Chamberlain arrived in the NBA in 1959 out of the University of Kansas (1955-58), after a one-year stint with the Harlem Globetrotters (1958-59). In his first season with the Philadelphia Warriors, Chamberlain astonished the professional basketball world by averaging an NBA rookie record 37.6 points and 27.0 rebounds on his way to capturing the NBA MVP and NBA Rookie of the Year Awards following the 1959-60 season.
December 29, 1999: The late Wilt Chamberlain became the first player to have his number retired by three teams when the Golden State Warriors retired his #13 jersey at halftime of their game against the Philadelphia 76ers. Chamberlain spent six years with the Warriors organization, averaging 41.5 points and 25.1 rebounds in 429 games.
December 6, 2000: Antawn Jamison of the Golden State Warriors and Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers each scored 51 points in the Warriors' 125-122 overtime victory. It was the first time in nearly 38 years and only the third time in NBA history that opposing players each scored at least 50 points in an NBA game. For Jamison, it was also the second straight game in which he scored 51 points.
February 21, 2009: Don Nelson joins Lenny Wilkens as one of the only two NBA coaches with 1,300 wins when the Golden State Warriors beat the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Oracle Arena 133-120.
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