1958 — Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals sets an NBA record for career points in a 135-109 victory over the Detroit Pistons. Schayes scores 23 points to bring his career mark to 11,770, breaking the record of 11,764 held by George Mikan.
1960 — Syracuse’s Dolph Schayes becomes the first player in NBA history to score 15,000 career points.
Dolph Schayes of the Syracuse Nationals, hugs the ball in dressing room in Philadelphia on Jan. 12, 1960, after he became the first National Basketball Association player to top the 15,000 point mark. Schayes 12-year veteran, scored 34 points to bring his career total to 15,013. Syracuse beat Boston 127-120. (AP Photo/Warren M. Winterbottom)