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November 05, 2003

Cleveland Cavalier rookie guard LeBron James, the top pick in the NBA draft last June, is averaging 18 points after three games. He had a high of 25 in the opener against Sacramento. However, James' strong start does not compare to Wilt Chamberlain's first three games in 1959 when he scored 43, 36 and 41. A look at Chamberlain's first seven games:

Source: World Features Syndicate

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POINTS OPPONENT 43 Knicks (Oct. 24) 36 Pistons (Oct. 31) 41 Nationals (Nov. 4) 30 Celtics (Nov. 7) 32 Royals (Nov. 8) 39 Knicks (Nov. 10) 41 Pistons (Nov. 11)

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