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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 (34.0 ppg) Game 1 - 41 at CLE 12Apr78 Game 2 - 27 at NYK 14Apr78 3-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES 135 - Michael Jordan, CHI vs MIA (45.0 ppg) 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 (37.5 ppg) 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 (45.2 ppg) 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 (46.3 ppg) 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 (40.6 ppg) 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 145 – Shaquille O’Neal, ORL vs NJN (36.3 ppg) Game 1 - 36 at LAL 5Jun02 Game 2 - 40 at LAL 7Jun02 Game 3 - 35 at NJN 9Jun02 Game 4 - 34 at NJN 12Jun02 5-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES 178 – Allan Iverson, PHI vs LAL (35.6 ppg) Game 1 - 48 at LAL 6Jun01 Game 2 - 23 at LAL 8Jun01 Game 3 - 35 at PHI 10Jun01 Game 4 - 35 at PHI 13Jun01 Game 5 - 37 at PHI 15Jun01 6-GAME PLAYOFF SERIES 246 - Michael Jordan, CHI vs PHO (41.0 ppg) 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 (40.6 ppg) 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, BLB vs NYK at BLB 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 2000-01 – 54 Allen Iverson, PHI vs TOR at PHI 9May01 2001-02 – 46 Paul Pierce, BOX vs PHI at BOS 3May02 2002-03 – 55 Allen Iverson, PHI vs NOH at PHI 20Apr03 2003-04 – 42 Kobe Bryant, LAL vs SAN at LAL 11May04 2004-05 – 48 Steve Nash, PHO vs DAL at DAL 15May05 2005-06 - 50 Kobe Bryant, LAL vs PHO at LAL 4May06 50 Dirk Nowitzki, DAL vs PHO at DAL 1Jun06 2006-07 - 48 LeBron James, CLE vs DET at DET 31May07 2007-08 – 49 Kobe Bryant, LAL vs DEN at LAL 23Apr08 2008-09 – 51 Ray Allen, BOS vs CHI at CHI 30Apr09 2009-10 – 46 Dwyane Wade, MIA vs BOS at MIA 25Apr10 2010-11 – 48 Dirk Nowitzki, DAL vs OKC at DAL 17May11 2011-12 - 45 LeBron James, MIA vs BOS at BOS 7Jun12 2012-13 – 44 Stephen Curry, GSW vs SAN at SAN 6May13 2013-14 – 49 LeBron James, MIA vs BKN at BKN 12May14 MOST POINTS IN AN NBA PLAYOFF GAME BY TEAM AND – 26 Frankie Brian at TRI 23Mar50 ATL - 50 Bob Pettit vs BOS at STL 12Apr58 50 Dominique Wilkins vs DET at ATL 19Apr86 BKN/NJN – 43 Vince Carter vs MIA 12May06 BLB – 34 Connie Simmons vs NYK at BLB 27Mar48 BOS - 54 John Havlicek vs ATL at BOS 1Apr73 CHA - 39 Glen Rice at NYK 26Apr97 CHB – 29 Kemba Walker vs MIA at CHB 28Apr14 CHI - 63 Michael Jordan at BOS 20Apr86 CHS – 31 Max Zaslofsky at BOS 2Apr48 31 Max Zaslofsky vs MPL at CHS 25Mar50 CLE – 49 LeBron James vs ORL at CLE 20May09 CLR – 26 Ed Sadowski at NYK 5Apr47 DAL – 50 Dirk Nowitzki vs PHO at DAL 1Jun06 DEN - 42 Alex English at PHO 24Apr83 42 Alex English vs HOU at DEN 8May86 42 Carmelo Anthony vs UTA at DEN 17Apr10 DET - 44 Dave Bing vs BOS at DEN 1Apr68 DNN – did not reach playoffs DTF – did not reach playoffs 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 41 Reggie Miller at PHI 24Apr01 INJ – did not reach playoffs INO – 40 Alex Groza vs MPL 23Mar51 LAC - 50 Bob McAdoo vs WAS at BUF 18Apr75 LAL - 61 Elgin Baylor at BOS 13Apr62 MEM – 34 Zach Randolph vs OKC at MEM 9May11 34 Zach Randolph at OKC 1May11 MIA – 49 LeBron James at BKN 12May14 MIL - 46 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs PHI at MAD 3Apr70 MIN – 40 Sam Cassell vs DEN at MIN 18Apr04 40 Sam Cassell vs SAC at MIN 4May04 NOH/NOP – 38 David West vs SAN at NOH 13May08 NYK - 46 Bernard King at DET 19Apr84 46 Bernard King vs DET at NYK 22Apr84 ORL – 46 Tracy McGrady at DET 23Apr03 46 Dwight Howard vs ATL at ORL 16Apr11 PHI – 55 Allen Iverson vs NOH at PHI 20Apr03 PHO - 56 Charles Barkley at GSW 4May94 PIT – did not reach playoffs POR – 46 LaMarcus Aldridge at HOU 20Apr14 PRO – did not reach playoffs SAC - 43 Oscar Robertson at BOS 10Apr63 SAN - 46 George Gervin vs WAS at SAN 18Apr78 OKC/SEA - 45 Fred Brown vs PHO at SEA 15Apr76 45 Ray Allen at SAC 1May05 SHE – 20 Noble Jorgensen at INO 25Mar50 SLB – 27 Red Rocha vs ROC 23Mar49 TOR - 50 Vince Carter vs PHI at TOR 11May01 TRH – did not reach playoffs UTA - 50 Karl Malone vs SEA at UTA 22Apr00 WAS - 46 Elvin Hayes vs BUF at WAS 25Apr75 WAT – did not reach playoffs WSC – 27 Jack Nichols vs MPL at WSC 9Apr49 MOST POINTS ALLOWED IN AN NBA PLAYOFF GAME BY TEAM AND – 32 George Mikan, MPL at AND 6Apr50 ATL - 50 Wilt Chamberlain, SFW at SFW 10Apr64 BKN/NJN – 49 LeBron James, MIA at BKN 12May14 BLB – 29 Joe Fulks, PHW at BLB 17Apr48 BOS - 63 Michael Jordan, CHI at BOS 20Apr86 CHA - 48 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 28Apr95 CHB – 32 Jameer Nelson, ORL at ORL 18Apr10 32 Jameer Nelson, ORL at CHB 24Apr10 32 LeBron James, MIA at MIA 23Apr14 CHI – 51 Ray Allen, BOS at CHI 30Apr09 CHS – 38 George Mikan, MPL at CHS 24Mar49 CLE - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 1May88 CLR – 30 Stan Stutz, NYK at NYK, 5Apr47 DAL – 48 Steve Nash, PHO at DAL, 15May05 DEN – 49 Kobe Bryant, LAL at LAL 23Apr08 DET - 50 Dominique Wilkins, ATL at ATL 19Apr86 DNN – did not reach playoffs DTF – did not reach playoffs GST - 56 Charles Barkley, PHO at GST 4May94 HOU - 46 Kevin Johnson, PHO at PHO 20May95 46 LaMarcus Aldridge, POR at HOU 20Apr14 IND - 45 Allen Iverson, PHI at PHI 24Apr01 INJ – did not reach playoffs INO – 41 George Mikan, MPL at MPL, 21Mar51 LAC - 44 Karl Malone, UTA at UTA 3May92 LAL - 51 Sleepy Floyd, GST at GST 10May87 MEM – 40 Russell Westbrook, OKC at MEM 11May09 MIA - 56 Michael Jordan, CHI at MIA 29Apr92 MIL - 50 Billy Cunningham, PHI at PHI 1Apr70 MIN – 39 Dirk Nowitzki, DAL at MIN 28Apr02 39 Kobe Bryant, LAL at MIN 20Apr03 NYK - 54 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 31May93 NOH/NOP – 55 Allen Iverson, PHI at PHI 20Apr03 ORL – 49 LeBron James, CLE at CLE 20May09 PHI - 56 Wilt Chamberlain, PHW at PHW 22Mar62 PHO - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 16Jun93 PIT – did not reach playoffs POR - 47 Charles Barkley, PHO at POR 2May95 PRO– did not reach playoffs SAC – 48 Kobe Bryant, LAL at SAC 13May01 SAN – 45 Kobe Bryant, LAL at SAN 19May01 OKC/SEA - 50 Karl Malone, UTA at UTA 22Apr00 SHE – 30 Alex Groza, INO at SHE 25Mar50 TOR - 54 Allen Iverson, PHI vs at PHI 9May01 TRH – did not reach playoffs UTA - 45 Hakeem Olajuwon, HOU at UTA 27Apr95 45 Michael Jordan, CHI at UTA 14Jun98 WAS - 55 Michael Jordan, CHI at CHI 27Apr97 WAT – did not reach playoffs WSC – 42 George Mikan, MPL at MPL 4Apr49 MOST POINTS IN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES NBA FINALS GAME BY TEAM ATL - 50 Bob Pettit vs BOS at STL 12Apr58 BLB - 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 CLE – 25 LeBron James at SAN 10Jun07 25 LeBron James vs SAN at CLE 12Jun07 DAL – 35 Jason Terry at MIA 18Jun06 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 MIA – 43 Dwyane Wade vs DAL at MIA 18Jun06 MIL - 37 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar vs BOS at MIL 7May74 NJN – 35 Kenyon Martin vs LAL at NJN 12Jun02 NYK - 38 Willis Reed at LAL 29Apr70 ORL – 34 Rashard Lewis at LAL 07Jun09 PHI – 48 Allen Iverson at LAL 6Jun01 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 OKC/SEA – 43 Russell Westbrook at MIA 19Jun12 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 Allen Iverson, PHI vs NOH at PHI 21 10 55 20Apr03 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