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Who scored the most points in NBA history?
Los Angeles Lakers legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar holds the record for most points in NBA history, with a whopping 38,387 in his 20-plus seasons in the NBA.
Another Lakers legend, LeBron James, is fast approaching him. He is currently 1,326 points ahead of Abdul-Jabbar. James will more than likely break the record at some point during the 2022-23 NBA season.
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Who scored the most points in the NBA in the 1980s?
Alex English holds the record for the number of points scored in the 1980s with 21,018. He played for the Denver Nuggets throughout the decade, leading the league with 28.4 points per game during the 1982-83 season. The Englishman also earned eight consecutive All-Star appearances in the 1980s.
Moses Malone is second in the decade with 19,082 points. He scored a career-best 31.1 points per game in the 1981-82 season with the Houston Rockets. In terms of NBA scoring, the 1980s were the glory years of high-scoring games across the Association.
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What is the most points scored in an NBA game?
The Detroit Pistons dropped 186 points in a three-overtime victory over the Denver Nuggets in 1983-84. Denver also scored an incredible 184.
Detroit had three players score 35 or more points in a game, led by Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas (47) and John Long (41). Denver was led by Kiki Vandeweghe with 51 points, while the aforementioned Alex English dropped 47.
As for the regular season, the 1990-91 Phoenix Suns scored 173 points in a win against Denver. Five different players scored 20 or more points, led by then-rookie Cedric Ceballos with 32 off the bench.
Phoenix’s 173 points matched the previous regulation record set by the Boston Celtics against the then-Minneapolis Lakers during the 1958-59 season. Tom Heinsohn led all scorers with 43 points. The great Bob Cousy added 31. On a side note, the 1958-59 Celtics would win the first of eight consecutive championships, creating the greatest dynasty in sports history.
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Who scored 100 points in an NBA game?
It was 60 years ago that Wilt Chamberlain set a record that has stood the test of time. Back on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, Chamberlain dropped 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks.
There was a victory over New York with a score of 169-147. Chamberlain hit 36 of 63 shots while making 28 of 32 free throws. He added 25 rebounds for good measure. Interestingly, this was also the Warriors’ last regular season game in Pennsylvania before heading west.
Since Chamberlain’s record-breaking performance, the late Kobe Bryant has come closest to matching Wilt. He dropped 81 points against the Toronto Raptors back in January 2006.
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What is the lowest scoring NBA game in history?
In November 1950, the Fort Wayne Pistons beat the reigning NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers 19-18. The 37 combined points remain the fewest in NBA history. Lakers star George Mikan led all scorers with 15 points.
John Oldham led the Pistons with five points. In this pre-shot clock era, the two have combined for just 31 attempts. The Lakers won despite only guessing four of their field goals.