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NBA PLAYOFF SCORING RECORDS
Contributed by Robert Bradley and John Grasso
MOST POINTS SCORED IN AN NBA PLAYOFF SERIES
2-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
 68 - Bob McAdoo, NYK vs CLE
      Game 1 - 41 at CLE 12Apr78
      Game 2 - 27 at NYK 14Apr78
3-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
135 - Michael Jordan, CHI vs MIA
      Game 1 - 46 at CHI 24Apr92
      Game 2 - 33 at CHI 26Apr92
      Game 3 - 56 at MIA 29Apr92
4-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
150 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU vs DAL
      Game 1 - 34 at DAL 28Apr88
      Game 2 - 41 at DAL 30Apr88
      Game 3 - 35 at HOU 3May88
      Game 4 - 40 at HOU 5May88
5-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
226 - Michael Jordan, CHI vs CLE
      Game 1 - 50 at CHI 28Apr88
      Game 2 - 55 at CHI 1May88
      Game 3 - 38 at CLE 3May88
      Game 4 - 44 at CLE 5May88
      Game 5 - 39 at CHI 8May88
6-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
278 - Jerry West, LAL vs BAL
      Game 1 - 49 at LAL 3Apr65
      Game 2 - 52 at LAL 5Apr65
      Game 3 - 44 at BAL 7Apr65
      Game 4 - 48 at BAL 9Apr65
      Game 5 - 43 at LAL 11Apr65
      Game 6 - 42 at BAL 13Apr65
7-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
284 - Elgin Baylor, LAL vs BOS
      Game 1 - 35 at BOS 7Apr62
      Game 2 - 36 at BOS 8Apr62
      Game 3 - 39 at LAL 10Apr62
      Game 4 - 38 at LAL 11Apr62
      Game 5 - 61 at BOS 14Apr62
      Game 6 - 34 at LAL 16Apr62
      Game 7 - 41 at BOS 18Apr62
MOST POINTS SCORED IN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES NBA FINALS
4-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
131 - Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU vs ORL
      Game 1 - 31 at ORL 7Jun95
      Game 2 - 34 at ORL 9Jun95
      Game 3 - 31 at HOU 11Jun95
      Game 4 - 35 at HOU 14Jun95
5-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
169 - Jerry West, LAL vs BOS
      Game 1 - 26 at BOS 18Apr65
      Game 2 - 45 at BOS 19Apr65
      Game 3 - 43 at LAL 21Apr65
      Game 4 - 22 at LAL 23Apr65
      Game 5 - 33 at BOS 25Apr65
6-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
246 - Michael Jordan, CHI vs PHO
      Game 1 - 31 at PHO 9Jun93
      Game 2 - 42 at PHO 11Jun93
      Game 3 - 44 at CHI 13Jun93
      Game 4 - 55 at CHI 16Jun93
      Game 5 - 41 at CHI 18Jun93
      Game 6 - 33 at PHO 20Jun93
7-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES
284 - Elgin Baylor, LAL vs BOS
      Game 1 - 35 at BOS 7Apr62
      Game 2 - 36 at BOS 8Apr62
      Game 3 - 39 at LAL 10Apr62
      Game 4 - 38 at LAL 11Apr62
      Game 5 - 61 at BOS 14Apr62
      Game 6 - 34 at LAL 16Apr62
      Game 7 - 41 at BOS 18Apr62
NBA PLAYOFFS HIGH SCORING GAME BY YEAR
1946-47 - 37 Joe Fulks, PHW vs CHI at PHW 16Apr47
1947-48 - 34 Connie Simmons, BLT vs NYK at BLT 27Mar48
1948-49 - 42 George Mikan, MPL vs WSC 4Apr49 @ MPL
1949-50 - 40 George Mikan, MPL vs SYR at MPL 23Apr50
1950-51 - 41 George Mikan, MPL vs IDS at MPL 21Mar51
1951-52 - 47 George Mikan, MPL at ROC 29Mar52
1952-53 - 50 Bob Cousy, BOS vs SYR at BOS 21Mar53
1953-54 - 36 Dolph Schayes, SYR at NYK 21Mar54
1954-55 - 32 Bill Sharman, BOS at SYR 24Mar55
1955-56 - 43 Neil Johnson, PHW at SYR 25Mar56
1956-57 - 42 Bob Leonard, MPL vs STL at MPL 25Mar57
1957-58 - 50 Bob Pettit, STL vs BOS at STL 12Apr58
1958-59 - 40 Cliff Hagan, STL vs MPL at STL 21Mar59
1959-60 - 53 Wilt Chamberlain, PHW vs SYR at PHW 14Mar60
1960-61 - 47 Elgin Baylor, LAL at DET 18Mar61
          47 Elgin Baylor, LAL at STL 27Mar61 
1961-62 - 61 Elgin Baylor, LAL at BOS 14Apr62
1962-63 - 47 Sam Jones, BOS vs CIN at BOS 10Apr63
1963-64 - 50 Wilt Chamberlain, SFW vs STL at SFW 10Apr64
1964-65 - 52 Jerry West, LAL vs BAL at LAL 3Apr65
1965-66 - 46 Wilt Chamberlain, PHI vs BOS at PHI 12Apr66
1966-67 - 55 Rick Barry, SFW vs PHI at SFW 18Apr67
1967-68 - 46 Zelmo Beaty, STL vs SFW 23Mar68 @ STL
1968-69 - 53 Jerry West, LAL vs BOS at LAL 23Apr69
1969-70 - 50 Billy Cunningham, PHI vs MIL at PHI 1Apr70
1970-71 - 39 Gail Goodrich, LAL at CHI 28Mar71
1971-72 - 43 John Havlicek BOS at ATL 31Mar72
1972-73 - 54 John Havlicek, BOS vs ATL at BOS 1Apr73
1973-74 - 44 Bob McAdoo, BUF vs BOS 6Apr74 at BUF
          44 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL at CHI 18Apr74
1974-75 - 50 Bob McAdoo, BUF vs WAS at BUF 18Apr75
1975-76 - 45 Fred Brown, SEA vs PHO at SEA 15Apr76
1976-77 - 45 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LAL vs GSW at LAL 29Apr77
1977-78 - 46 George Gervin, SAN vs WAS at SAN 18Apr78
1978-79 - 42 George Gervin, SAN vs WAS at SAN 11May79
          42 George Gervin, SAN at WAS 18May79
1979-80 - 44 George Gervin, SAN vs HOU at SAN 4Apr80
1980-81 - 42 Calvin Murphy, HOU at SAN 17Apr81
          42 Moses Malone, HOU vs KCK at HOU 26Apr81
1981-82 - 39 George Gervin, SAN vs LAL at SAN 14May82
          39 Andrew Toney, PHI vs BOS at PHI 16May82
1982-83 - 42 Alex English, DEN vs PHO at PHO 24Apr83
          42 George Gervin, SAN at DEN 26Apr83
1983-84 - 46 Bernard King, NYK at DET 19Apr84
          46 Bernard King, NYK vs DET at NYK 22Apr84
1984-85 - 43 Rolando Blackman, DAL vs POR at DAL 18Apr85
          43 Larry Bird, BOS vs DET at BOS 8May85
1985-86 - 63 Michael Jordan, CHI at BOS 20Apr86
1986-87 - 51 Sleepy Floyd, GSW vs LAL at GSW 10May87
1987-88 - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI vs CLE at CHI 1May88
1988-89 - 50 Michael Jordan, CHI vs CLE at CHI 5May89
1989-90 - 49 Michael Jordan, CHI at PHI 11May90
1990-91 - 46 Michael Jordan, CHI at PHI 10May91
1991-92 - 56 Michael Jordan, CHI at MIA 29Apr92
1992-93 - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI vs PHO at CHI 16Jun93
1993-94 - 56 Charles Barkley, PHO at GSW 4May94
1994-95 - 48 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHA 28Apr95
1995-96 - 46 Michael Jordan, CHI at NYK 11May96
1996-97 - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI vs WAS at CHI 27Apr97
1997-98 - 45 Michael Jordan, CHI at UTA 14Jun98
1998-99 - 37 Tim Duncan, SAN at LAL 22May99
          37 Scottie Pippen, HOU vs LAL at HOU 13May99
          37 Shaquille O'Neal, LAL vs HOU at HOU 15May99
          37 Allen Iverson, PHI vs ORL at PHI 15May99
1999-00 - 50 Karl Malone, UTA vs SEA at UTA 22Apr00
MOST POINTS IN AN NBA PLAYOFF GAME BY TEAM
ATL - 50 Bob Pettit vs BOS at STL 12Apr58
BOS - 54 John Havlicek vs ATL at BOS 1Apr73
CHA - 39 Glen Rice at NYK 26Apr97
CHI - 63 Michael Jordan at BOS 20Apr86
CLE - 40 Brad Daugherty vs NJN at CLE 23Apr92
DAL - 43 Rolando Blackman vs POR at DAL 18Apr85
DEN - 42 Alex English at PHO 24Apr83
DET - 44 Dave Bing vs BOS at DEN 1Apr68
GSW - 56 Wilt Chamberlain vs SYR at PHW 22Mar62
HOU - 49 Hakeem Olajuwon at SEA 14May87
IND - 41 Reggie Miller vs Mil at IND 4May00
LAC - 50 Bob McAdoo vs WAS at BUF 18Apr75
LAL - 61 Elgin Baylor at BOS 13Apr62
MIA - 38 Tim Hardaway vs NYK at MIA 18May97
MIL - 46 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs PHI at MAD 3Apr70
MIN - 28 Stephon Marbury at HOU 29Mar97
      28 Anthony Peeler at SEA 2May98
      28 Terrell Brandon vs POR at MIN 30Apr00
NJN - 40 Drazen Petrovic at CLE 23Apr92
NYK - 46 Bernard King at DET 19Apr84
      46 Bernard King vs DET at NYK 22Apr84
ORL - 42 Anfernee Hardaway vs MIA at ORL 29May97
PHI - 50 Billy Cunningham vs MIL at PHI 1Apr70
PHO - 56 Charles Barkley at GSW 4May94
POR - 42 Clyde Drexler at LAL 29Apr92
SAC - 43 Oscar Robertson at BOS 10Apr63
SAN - 46 George Gervin vs WAS at SAN 18Apr78
SEA - 45 Fred Brown vs PHO at SEA 15Apr76
TOR - 27 Vince Carter at NYK 26Apr00
UTA - 50 Karl Malone vs SEA at UTA 22Apr00
WAS - 46 Elvin Hayes vs BUF at WAS 25Apr75
MOST POINTS ALLOWED IN AN NBA PLAYOFF GAME BY TEAM
ATL - 50 Wilt Chamberlain, SFW at SFW 10Apr64
BOS - 63 Michael Jordan, CHI at BOS 20Apr86
CHA - 48 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 28Apr95
CHI - 44 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, MIL at CHI 18Apr74 
CLE - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 1May88
DAL - 43 Dale Ellis, SEA at SEA 28Apr87
DEN - 42 George Gervin, SAN at SAN 26Apr83
DET - 50 Dominique Wilkins, ATL at ATL 19Apr86
GST - 56 Charles Barkley, PHO at GST 4May94
HOU - 46 Kevin Johnson, PHO at PHO 20May95
IND - 45 Allen Iverson, PHI at PHI 24Apr01
LAC - 44 Karl Malone, UTA at UTA 3May92
LAL - 51 Sleepy Floyd, GST at GST 10May87
MIA - 56 Michael Jordan, CHI at MIA 29Apr92
MIL - 50 Billy Cunningham, PHI at PHI 1Apr70
MIN - 33 Tim Duncan, SAN at SAN 21Apr01
NJN - 40 Bernard King, NYK at NJN 20Apr83
      40 Brad Daugherty, CLE at CLE 23Apr92
NYK - 54 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 31May93
ORL - 45 Michael Jordan, CHI at ORL 27May96
PHI - 56 Wilt Chamberlain, PHW at PHW 22Mar62
PHO - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 16Jun93
POR - 47 Charles Barkley, PHO at POR 2May95
SAC - 47 George Mikan, MPL at ROC 29Mar52
      47 Sam Jones, BOS at BOS 10Apr63
SAN - 43 Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU at HOU 26May95
SEA - 50 Karl Malone, UTA at UTA 22Apr90
TOR - 54 Allen Iverson, PHI vs at PHI 9May01
UTA - 45 Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU at UTA 27Apr95
      45 Michael Jordan, CHI at UTA 14Jun98
WAS - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 27Apr97
MOST POINTS IN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES NBA FINALS GAME BY TEAM
ATL - 50 Bob Pettit vs BOS at STL 12Apr58
BLT - 27 Paul Hoffman at PHW 17Apr48
BOS - 43 John Havlicek at LAL 25Apr69
CHI - 55 Michael Jordan vs PHO at CHI 16Jun93
CHS - 21 Tony Jaros vs PHW 22Apr47
DET - 43 Isiah Thomas at LAL 19Jun88
GSW - 55 Rick Barry vs PHI at SFW 18Apr67
HOU - 35 Hakeem Olajuwon vs ORL at HOU 14Jun95
IND - 35 Reggie Miller vs LAL at IND 14Jun00
LAL - 61 Elgin Baylor at BOS 14Apr62
MIL - 37 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs BOS at MIL 7May74
NYK - 38 Willis Reed at LAL 29Apr70
ORL - 33 Shaquille O'Neal vs HOU at ORL 9Jun95
PHI - 40 Julius Erving at POR 5Jun77
PHO - 42 Charles Barkley vs CHI at PHO 11Jun93
POR - 34 Clyde Drexler vs DET at POR 12Jun90
SAC - 27 Arnie Risen at NYK 11Apr51
      27 Arnie Johnson at NYK 18Apr51
SAN - 33 Tim Duncan vs NYK at SAN 16Jun99
SEA - 36 Gus Williams vs WAS at SEA 29May79
UTA - 39 Karl Malone at CHI 12Jun98
WAS - 34 Bob Dandridge vs SEA at WAS 25May78
WSC - 27 Jack Nichols vs MPL at WSC 9Apr49
TOP INDIVIDUAL NBA POSTSEASON SCORING PERFORMANCES
Points Scored                       FGM FTM PTS
Michael Jordan, CHI at BOS           22  19  63  20Apr86
Elgin Baylor, LAL at BOS             22  17  61  14Apr62
Wilt Chamberlain, PHW vs SYR at PHW  22  12  56  22Mar62
Michael Jordan, CHI at MIA           20  16  56  29Apr92
Charles Barkley, PHO at GSW          23   7  56  4May94
Rick Barry, SFW vs PHI at SFW        22  11  55  18Apr67
Michael Jordan, CHI vs CLE at CHI    24   7  55  1May88
Michael Jordan, CHI vs PHO at CHI    21  13  55  16Jun93 
Michael Jordan, CHI vs WAS at CHI    22  10  55  27Apr97
John Havlicek, BOS vs ATL at BOS     24   6  54  1Apr73
Michael Jordan, CHI vs NYK at CHI    18  12  54  31May93
Allen Iverson, PHI vs TOR at PHI     21   9  54  9May01
Wilt Chamberlain, PHW vs SYR at PHW  24   5  53  14Mar60
Jerry West, LAL vs BOS at LAL        21  11  53  23Apr69
Jerry West, LAL vs BAL at LAL        16  20  52  5Apr65
Allen Iverson, PHI vs TOR at PHI     21   2  52  16May01
ALL-TIME HIGHEST SCORING AVERAGES, NBA PLAYOFFS

Jerry West, LAL vs BAL, 1965           6  278  46.3
Michael Jordan, CHI vs CLE, 1988       5  226  45.2
Michael Jordan, CHI vs MIA, 1992       3  135  45.0
ALL-TIME HIGHEST SCORING AVERAGES, NBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES/NBA FINALS

Michael Jordan, CHI vs PHO, 1993       6  246  41.0
Rick Barry, SFW vs PHI, 1965           6  245  40.8
Elgin Baylor, LAL vs BOS, 1962         7  284  40.6