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In 1994 Spurs legend David Robinson dominated the LA Clippers for a career-high 71 points


Entering the game, which was the final of the 1993-94 regular season, Robinson trailed Shaquille O'Neal by just 33 points for NBA's scoring title. Robinson erupted for 71 points on 63 percent shooting that night.

"I looked up at the scoreboard," Robinson told reporters after the win. "It said, 71 points. Oh, my goodness! It was unbelievable. My team has been behind me for the whole year. They always push me to do a lot of individual things. As a leader, I just try to win games, but tonight they really wanted me to shoot it. When the game started they were looking for me almost every time down the court."

Robinson’s previous career high was 52 points, and the previous team record was set by George Gervin in 1978 when he scored 63 points. Robinson joined Gervin as the only player in Spurs history to claim an NBA scoring title.

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"Robinson was spectacular," said Clippers coach Bob Weiss. "That was exactly what we didn’t want to happen. We double-teamed him with our forwards every time we could, but he still scored the points. I think the foul situation was a little ridiculous, though. He played great, and he deserves the title."

Robinson made it difficult for O’Neal, who needed 68 points against the New Jersey Nets to take back the title. The Magic center dropped 32 points and finished with a season average of 29.3 points - 0.5 points less than the average of Robinson (29.8). It was the lone scoring title of Robinson's Hall of Fame career.

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