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NBA SEASON RECORD EVOLUTION
Contributed by John Grasso and Robert Bradley

MOST GAMES - SEASON

61 - Max Zaslofsky               CHS           1946-47
     Chick Halbert               CHS           1946-47
     George Nostrand             TRH/CLR       1946-47
     Ray Wertis                  TOR/CLR       1946-47
     John Logan                  STB           1946-47
     Michael Wallace             BOS/TRH       1946-47
     Fred Lewis                  INJ/BLT       1948-49
     Ray Lumpp                   INJ/NYK       1948-49
     Harold Tidrick              INJ/BLT       1948-49
69 - Ed Sadowski                 PHW/BLT       1949-50
71 - Kleggie Hermsen             TRI/BOS       1950-51
     Bob Cousy                   BOS           1952-53
     Bill Sharman                BOS           1952-53
     Bob Brannum                 BOS           1952-53
     Bob Donham                  BOS           1952-53
     Leo Barnhorst               INO           1952-53
     Mel Hutchins                MLH           1952-53
     George Ratkovicz            MLH           1952-53
     Al Masino                   MLH           1952-53
     Dolph Schayes               SYR           1952-53
     George King                 SYR           1952-53
75   Jack Nichols                MLH/BOS       1953-54
     Jack Coleman                ROC/SYR       1955-56
77   Dave Piontek                CIN/STL       1959-60
79   22 players                                1960-61
80   18 players                                1961-62
     22 players                                1962-63
81   Bob Boozer                  CIN/NYK       1963-64
     16 players                                1966-67
85   John Tresvant               CIN/DET       1967-68
88   Walt Bellamy                NYK/DET       1968-69

MOST MINUTES - SEASON

2939   Paul Arizin               PHW           1951-52
3166   Neil Johnston             PHW           1952-53
3296   Neil Johnston             PHW           1953-54
3338   Gene Shue                 DET           1959-60
       Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
3773   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
3882   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

HIGHEST AVERAGE MINUTES PER GAME - SEASON

44.5   Paul Arizin               PHW           1951-52
45.2   Neil Johnston             PHW           1952-53
45.8   Neil Johnston             PHW           1953-54
46.4   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
47.8   Wilt Chmaberlain          PHW           1960-61
48.5   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

MOST POINTS - SEASON

1389   Joe Fulks                 PHW           1946-47
1698   George Mikan              MPL           1948-49
1865   George Mikan              MPL           1949-50
1932   George Mikan              MPL           1950-51
2001   George Yardley            DET           1957-58
2105   Bob Pettit                STL           1958-59
2707   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
3033   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
4029   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

HIGHEST POINTS PER GAME - SEASON

23.2   Joe Fulks                 PHW           1946-47
28.3   George Mikan              MPL           1948-49
28.4   George Mikan              MPL           1950-51
29.2   Bob Pettit                STL           1958-59
37.6   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
38.4   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
50.4   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

HIGHEST FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE - SEASON

.401   Bob Feerick               WSC           1946-47
.423   Arnie Risen               ROC           1948-49
.478   Alex Groza                INO           1949-50
.507   Bob Donham                BOS           1950-51
.509   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
.519   Walt Bellamy              CHI           1961-62
.530   Kenny Sears               NYK/SFW       1962-63
.540   Wilt Chamberlain          PHI           1965-66
.683   Wilt Chamberlain          PHI           1966-67
.727   Wilt Chamberlain          LAL           1972-73

MOST FIELD GOALS - SEASON

475    Joe Fulks                 PHW           1946-47
583    George Mikan              MPL           1948-49
649    George Mikan              MPL           1949-50
678    George Mikan              MPL           1950-51
679    Clyde Lovellette          MPL           1957-58
719    Bob Pettit                STL           1958-59
1065   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
1251   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
1597   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

MOST FIELD GOALS ATTEMPTED - SEASON

1557   Joe Fulks                 PHW           1946-47
1689   Joe Fulks                 PHW           1948-49
1691   Jack Twyman               CIN           1958-59
2311   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
2457   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
3159   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

MOST FREE THROWS - SEASON

439    Joe Fulks                 PHW           1946-47
532    George Mikan              MPL           1948-49
567    George Mikan              MPL           1949-50
576    George Mikan              MPL           1950-51
578    Paul Arizin               PHW           1951-52
589    Neil Johnston             PHW           1954-55
625    Dolph Schayes             SYR           1956-57
655    George Yardley            DET           1957-58
667    Bob Pettit                STL           1958-59
680    Dolph Schayes             SYR           1960-61
835    Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62
840    Jerry West                LAL           1965-66

MOST FREE THROWS ATTEMPTED - SEASON

601    Joe Fulks                 PHW           1946-47
689    George Mikan              MPL           1948-49
728    George Mikan              MPL           1949-50
794    Neil Johnston             PHW           1952-53
808    George Yardley            SYR           1957-58
879    Bob Pettit                STL           1958-59
991    Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
1054   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61
1363   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1961-62

HIGHEST FREE THROW PERCENTAGE - SEASON

.811   Fred Scolari              WSC           1946-47
.859   Bob Feerick               WSC           1948-49
.904   Bob Wanzer                ROC           1951-52
.905   Bill Sharman              BOS           1956-57
.932   Bill Sharman              BOS           1958-59
.945   Ernie DiGregorio          BUF           1976-77
.947   Rick Barry                HOU           1978-79
.958   Calvin Murphy             HOU           1980-81

MOST TOTAL REBOUNDS - SEASON

1080   Dolph Schayes             SYR           1950-51
1098   Harry Gallatin            NYK           1953-54
1164   Bob Pettit                STL           1955-56
1256   Maurice Stokes            ROC           1956-57
1564   Bill Russell              BOS           1957-58
1612   Bill Russell              BOS           1958-59
1941   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
2149   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61

HIGHEST AVERAGE REBOUNDS PER GAME - SEASON

16.4   Dolph Schayes             SYR           1950-51
19.6   Bill Russell              BOS           1956-57
22.7   Bill Russell              BOS           1957-58
23.0   Bill Russell              BOS           1958-59
27.0   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1959-60
27.2   Wilt Chamberlain          PHW           1960-61

MOST OFFENSIVE REBOUNDS - SEASON *

354    Elvin Hayes               CAP           1973-74
357    John Drew                 ATL           1975-76
365    Paul Silas                BOS           1975-76
437    Moses Malone              BUF/HOU       1976-77
587    Moses Malone              HOU           1978-79

MOST DEFENSIVE REBOUNDS - SEASON *

1109   Elvin Hayes               CAP           1973-74
1111   Kareem Abdul-Jabbar       LAL           1975-76

* Note - Wilt Chamberlain had more Offensive and/or Defensive
         Rebounds since his Total Rebounds in 1960-61 was more
         than the Offensive Rebound plus Defensive Rebound records

MOST ASSISTS - SEASON

202    Ernie Calverley           PRO           1946-47
321    Bob Davies                ROC           1948-49
386    Dick McGuire              NYK           1949-50
414    Andy Phillip              PHW           1950-51
539    Andy Phillip              PHW           1951-52
547    Bob Cousy                 BOS           1952-53
557    Bob Cousy                 BOS           1954-55
642    Bob Cousy                 BOS           1955-56
715    Bob Cousy                 BOS           1959-60
899    Oscar Robertson           CIN           1961-62
908    Guy Rodgers               CHI           1966-67
910    Nate Archibald            KCO           1972-73
1099   Kevin Porter              DET           1978-79
1123   Isiah Thomas              DET           1984-85
1128   John Stockton             UTA           1987-88
1134   John Stockton             UTA           1989-90
1164   John Stockton             UTA           1990-91

HIGHEST AVERAGE ASSISTS PER GAME - SEASON

3.4    Ernie Calverley           PRO           1946-47
5.4    Bob Davies                ROC           1948-49
5.8    Andy Phillip              CHS           1949-50
6.3    Andy Phillip              PHW           1950-51
8.2    Andy Phillip              PHW           1951-52
8.9    Bob Cousy                 BOS           1955-56
9.5    Bob Cousy                 BOS           1959-60
9.7    Oscar Robertson           CIN           1960-61
11.4   Oscar Robertson           CIN           1961-62
11.5   Oscar Robertson           CIN           1964-65
13.4   Kevin Porter              DET           1978-79
13.9   Isiah Thomas              DET           1984-85
14.5   John Stockton             UTA           1989-90

MOST PERSONAL FOULS - SEASON

208    Stan Miasek               DTF           1946-47
231    Charles Gilmur            CHS           1947-48
273    Ed Sadowski               PHW           1948-49
297    George Mikan              MIN           1949-50
308    George Mikan              MIN           1950-51
334    Don Meineke               FTW           1952-53
345    Bailey Howell             BAL           1964-65
366    Bill Bridges              STL           1967-68
367    Bill Robinzine            KCK           1978-79
372    Steve Johnson             KCK           1981-82
379    Darryl Dawkins            NJN           1982-83
386    Darryl Dawkins            NJN           1983-84

MOST DISQUALIFICATIONS - SEASON

19    Cal Christensen            TRI           1950-51
26    Don Meineke                FTW           1952-53

MOST STEALS - SEASON

217   Larry Steele               POR           1973-74
228   Rick Barry                 GST           1974-75
261   Don (Slick) Watts          SEA           1975-76
281   Don Buse                   IND           1976-77
301   Alvin Robertson            SAN           1985-86

MOST BLOCKED SHOTS - SEASON

393   Elmore Smith               LAL           1973-74
456   Mark Eaton                 UTA           1984-85

MOST TURNOVERS - SEASON

366   Artis Gilmore              CHI           1977-78

MOST THREE-POINT FIELD GOALS - SEASON

90    Brian Taylor               SDC            1979-80
91    Darrell Griffith           UTA            1983-84
92    Darrell Griffith           UTA            1984-85
148   Danny Ainge                BOS            1987-88
166   Michael Adams              DEN            1988-89
172   Vernon Maxwell             HOU            1990-91
192   Dan Majerle                PHO            1993-94
217   John Starks                NYK            1994-95
267   Dennis Scott               ORL            1995-96

MOST THREE-POINT FIELD GOAL ATTEMPTS - SEASON

239   Brian Taylor               SDC            1979-80
252   Darrell Griffith           UTA            1983-84
257   Darrell Griffith           UTA            1984-85
379   Michael Adams              DEN            1987-88
466   Michael Adams              DEN            1988-89
564   Michael Adams              DEN            1990-91
611   John Starks                NYK            1994-95
678   George McCloud             DAL            1995-96

HIGHEST THREE-POINT FIELD GOAL PECENTAGE - SEASON

.443  Fred Brown                 SEA            1979-80
.451  Craig Hodges               MIL            1985-86
.481  Kiki Vandeweghe            POR            1986-87
.491  Craig Hodges               MIL/PHO        1987-88
.522  Jon Sunvold                MIA            1988-89
.524  Steve Kerr                 CHI            1994-95