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NBA regular season records

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search[1]:This is an incomplete list, which may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by expanding it with reliably sourced entries. This article lists all-time leading figures in the regular season achieved in the NBA in major statistical categories recognized by the league, including records set by teams and individuals in single games, seasons, and careers. NBA history also recognizes achievements from its original incarnation, the BAA. For records pertaining to the NBA post-season, see NBA post-season records. For records pertaining to the NBA All-Star Game, see NBA All-Star Game records.

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Regular season records

Game

[2][3]Wilt Chamberlain officially holds 72 NBA records, 63 by himself.[1]*Most minutes in a game

  • 69 by Dale Ellis, Seattle SuperSonics (at Milwaukee Bucks) on November 9, 1989 (5 OT)
  • Most points in a game
  • 100 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
  • Most points in a half
  • 59 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 33 by George Gervin, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Orleans Jazz) on April 9, 1978 (2nd quarter)
  • 33 by Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves) on December 10, 2008 (3rd quarter)
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • 16 by Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on December 17, 2006
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 36 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • 63 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 22 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 37 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd half)
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • 13 by David Thompson, Denver Nuggets (vs. Detroit Pistons) on April 9, 1978 (1st quarter)
  • Most field goals attempted in a quarter
  • 21 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (4th quarter)
  • Most field goals made in a game, no misses
  • 18 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Baltimore Bullets) on February 24, 1967

[4][5]Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall hold the record for most 3-pointers in a game with 12.*Most field goals attempted in a game, none made

  • 17 by Tim Hardaway, Golden State Warriors (at Minnesota Timberwolves) on December 27, 1991
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 12 by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on January 7, 2003 (12/18)
  • 12 by Donyell Marshall, Toronto Raptors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on March 13, 2005 (12/19)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 21 by Damon Stoudamire, Portland Trail Blazers (at Golden State Warriors) on April 15, 2005 (5/21)
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 8 by Tim Thomas, Milwaukee Bucks (at Portland Trail Blazers) on January 5, 2001
  • 8 by Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Houston Rockets) on February 20, 2002
  • 8 by Ray Allen, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Charlotte Hornets) on April 14, 2002
  • 8 by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Washington Wizards) on March 28, 2003
  • 8 by Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic (at Cleveland Cavaliers) on January 26, 2004
  • 8 by J.R. Smith, Denver Nuggets (at Chicago Bulls) on February 22, 2008
  • 8 by J.R. Smith, Denver Nuggets (vs. Detroit Pistons) on March 12, 2011
  • Most 3-point field goals in a game, no misses
  • 9 by Latrell Sprewell, New York Knicks (vs. Los Angeles Clippers) on February 4, 2003
  • 9 by Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls (vs. Washington Wizards) on April 14, 2006
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made to start a game
  • 10 by Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves) on April 9, 2011 (10/11)[2]
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 11 by Antoine Walker, Boston Celtics (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on December 17, 2001
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 8 by Michael Redd, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Houston Rockets) on February 20, 2002
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 28 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (28/32)
  • 28 by Adrian Dantley, Utah Jazz (vs. Houston Rockets) on January 4, 1984 (28/29)
  • Most free throws made in a game, no misses
  • 24 by Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder) on May 17, 2011
  • Most free throws attempted in a game, none made
  • 11 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on December 8, 2000
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • 34 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. St. Louis Hawks) on February 22, 1962
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 20 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat) on December 30, 1992
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 23 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat) on December 30, 1992
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • 16 by Vince Carter, New Jersey Nets (at Miami Heat), on December 23, 2005
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 20 by Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons (at L.A. Clippers), on December 11, 2005
  • Most rebounds in a game
  • 55 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Boston Celtics), on November 24, 1960
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 32 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Philadelphia Warriors), on November 16, 1957
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • 18 by Nate Thurmond, San Francisco Warriors (at Baltimore Bullets), on February 28, 1965
  • Most assists in a game
  • 30 by Scott Skiles, Orlando Magic (vs. Denver Nuggets), on December 30, 1990
  • Most assists in a half
  • 19 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), on February 27, 1959
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 14 by John Lucas, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Denver Nuggets), on April 15, 1984 (2nd quarter)[3]
  • 14 by Steve Blake, Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Los Angeles Clippers), on February 22, 2009 (1st quarter)[3]
  • Most steals in a game
  • 11 by Larry Kenon, San Antonio Spurs (at Kansas City Kings) on December 26, 1976
  • 11 by Kendall Gill, New Jersey Nets (vs. Miami Heat) on April 3, 1999
  • Most steals in a half
  • 8 by Quinn Buckner, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. New York Nets) on November 27, 1976
  • 8 by Fred Brown, Seattle SuperSonics (at Philadelphia 76ers) on December 3, 1976
  • 8 by Gus Williams, Seattle SuperSonics (at Washington Bullets) on January 23, 1979
  • 8 by Eddie Jordan, New Jersey Nets (at Chicago Bulls) on October 23, 1979
  • 8 by Dudley Bradley, Indiana Pacers (at Utah Jazz) on November 10, 1980
  • 8 by Rob Williams, Denver Nuggets (at New Jersey Nets) on February 17, 1983
  • 8 by Fat Lever, Denver Nuggets (vs. Indiana Pacers) on March 9, 1985
  • 8 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (at Boston Celtics) on November 9, 1988
  • 8 by Clyde Drexler, Houston Rockets (vs. Sacramento Kings) on November 1, 1996
  • 8 by Doug Christie, Toronto Raptors (at Philadelphia 76ers) on April 2, 1997
  • 8 by Michael Finley, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on January 23, 2001
  • Most steals in a quarter
  • 8 by Fat Lever, Denver Nuggets (vs. Indiana Pacers) on March 9, 1985 (3rd quarter)
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 17 by Elmore Smith, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on October 28, 1973
  • Most blocks in a half
  • 11 by Elmore Smith, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on October 28, 1973
  • 11 by George T. Johnson, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Golden State Warriors) on February 24, 1981
  • 11 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Milwaukee Bucks) on December 12, 1985
  • Most blocks in a quarter
  • 8 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Milwaukee Bucks) on December 12, 1985
  • 8 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Indiana Pacers) on February 26, 1987
  • 8 by Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers (at Chicago Bulls) on December 1, 2001
  • 8 by Erick Dampier, Golden State Warriors (vs. Los Angeles Clippers) on April 17, 2002
  • Quickest disqualification
  • 3 minutes by Bubba Wells, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Chicago Bulls) on December 29, 1997

Season

  • Most games
  • 88 by Walt Bellamy, 1968-69
  • Most minutes per game
  • 48.53 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62 (3,882/80)
  • Most minutes
  • 3,882 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62
  • Highest scoring average
  • 50.4 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62
  • Most points
  • 4,029 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62
  • Most 50 point games
  • 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62
  • Most 40 point games
  • 63 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62
  • Most field goals made
  • 1,597 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 3,159 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62 (50.6%)
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • 72.7% by Wilt Chamberlain, 1972-73 (426/586)
  • Most free throws made
  • 840 by Jerry West, 1964-65 (86.0%)
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 1,363 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961-62 (61.3%)
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • 98.1% by José Calderón, 2008-09 (151/154)[4]

[6][7]Ray Allen made a record 269 3-pointers in 2005-06.*Most 3-point field goals made

  • 269 by Ray Allen, 2005-06 (269/653) (41.2%)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 678 by George McCloud, 1995-96 (257/678) (37.9%)
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage
  • 53.6% by Kyle Korver, 2009-10 (59/110)
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • 27.2 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1960-61
  • Most rebounds
  • 2,149 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1960-61
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • 13.7 by Elvin Hayes, 1973-74
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • 1,111 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1975-76
  • Highest offensive rebounds per game average
  • 7.2 by Moses Malone, 1978-79
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 587 by Moses Malone, 1978-79
  • Highest assists per game average
  • 14.5 by John Stockton, 1989-90 (1134/78)
  • Most assists
  • 1164 by John Stockton, 1990-91 (14.2 apg)
  • Highest steals per game average
  • 3.67 by Alvin Robertson, 1985-86
  • Most steals
  • 301 by Alvin Robertson, 1985-86
  • Highest blocks per game average
  • 5.6 by Mark Eaton, 1984-85
  • Most blocks
  • 456 by Mark Eaton, 1984-85
  • Only player to average a triple-double
  • Oscar Robertson averaged 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists per game during the 1961–62 season.
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 41 by Oscar Robertson, 1961-62
  • Most technical fouls
  • 41 by Rasheed Wallace, 2000-01. He also had 7 ejections.
  • Most consecutive disqualifications
  • 6 by Don Boven, 1951-52[5]

Career

  • Most games
  • 1,611 by Robert Parish
  • Most consecutive games
  • 1,192 by A.C. Green

[8][9]Michael Jordan holds the records for most seasons leading the league in scoring average (10) and highest career scoring average (30.1 ppg).*Most minutes per game

  • 45.8 by Wilt Chamberlain (47,859/1,045)
  • Most minutes
  • 57,446 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (36.8 mpg)
  • Highest points per game average
  • 30.12 by Michael Jordan
  • Most points
  • 38,387 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most seasons leading league in points
  • 11 by Michael Jordan
  • Most seasons leading league in points per game
  • 10 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in points
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60-1965-66) and Michael Jordan (1986-87-1992-93)
  • Most 60+ point games
  • 32 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 50+ point games
  • 118 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 40+ point games
  • 271 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 30+ point games
  • 563 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 20+ point games
  • 1,134 by Karl Malone
  • Most 10+ point games
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most consecutive 50+ point games
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain, from December 16, 1961-December 29, 1961
  • Most consecutive 40+ point games
  • 14 by Wilt Chamberlain, from December 8, 1961-December 30, 1961 and January 11, 1962-February 1, 1962 [6]
  • Most consecutive 30+ point games
  • 65 by Wilt Chamberlain, from November 4, 1961-February 22, 1962
  • Most consecutive 20+ point games
  • 126 by Wilt Chamberlain, from October 19, 1961-January 19, 1963
  • Most consecutive 10+ point games
  • 866 by Michael Jordan, from March 25, 1986-December 26, 2001
  • Most field goals made
  • 15,837 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most seasons leading league in field goals made
  • 10 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in field goals made
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60-1965-66) and Michael Jordan (1986-87-1992-93)
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 28,307 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most seasons leading league in field goals attempted
  • 9 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in field goals attempted
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain (1959-60-1965-66)
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • 59.9% by Artis Gilmore
  • Most seasons leading league in field goal percentage
  • 10 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Most consecutive field goals made
  • 35 by Wilt Chamberlain, from February 17, 1967-February 28, 1967
  • Most free throws made
  • 9,787 by Karl Malone (74.2%)
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws made
  • 8 by Karl Malone
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • 97 by Micheal Williams, from March 24, 1993-November 9, 1993
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 13,188 by Karl Malone
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws attempted
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • 90.4% by Mark Price (2,135/2,362)
  • Most seasons leading league in free throw percentage
  • 7 by Bill Sharman
  • Most 3-point field goals made
  • 2,612 by Ray Allen as of May 23, 2011
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 6,554 by Ray Allen as of May 23, 2011
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage
  • 45.4% by Steve Kerr (726/1,599)[7]
  • Most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made
  • 89 by Dana Barros, from December 23, 1994-January 10, 1996 (58 games in 1994-95; 31 games in 1995-96)
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made
  • 13 by Brent Price, from January 15-January 19, 1996 and Terry Mills, from December 4-December 7, 1996
  • Most rebounds
  • 23,924 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • 22.9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons leading league in rebounds
  • 11 by Wilt Chamberlain

[10][11]Dennis Rodman holds multiple rebounding records including most consecutive seasons leading the league in rebounding with 7.*Most consecutive seasons leading league in rebounds

  • 7 by Dennis Rodman
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 6,731 by Moses Malone
  • Highest offensive rebounds per game average
  • 5.1 by Moses Malone
  • Most seasons leading league in offensive rebounds
  • 8 by Moses Malone
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in offensive rebounds
  • 6 by Moses Malone
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • 11,406 by Karl Malone
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • 9.8 by Dave Cowens

[12][13]Kevin Garnett led the league in defensive rebounds a record 5 consecutive seasons.*Most seasons leading league in defensive rebounds

  • 5 by Kevin Garnett
  • Most consecutive seasons leading in defensive rebounds
  • 5 by Kevin Garnett
  • Most assists
  • 15,806 by John Stockton (10.5 apg)
  • Highest assists per game average
  • 11.2 by Magic Johnson
  • Most steals
  • 3,265 by John Stockton (2.2 spg)
  • Highest steals per game average
  • 2.71 by Alvin Robertson (2,112 steals)
  • Most consecutive games with at least 1 steal
  • 108 by Chris Paul [8]
  • Most seasons leading league in steals
  • 3 by Michael Ray Richardson, Alvin Robertson, Michael Jordan, and Allen Iverson
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in steals
  • 3 by Allen Iverson
  • Most blocks
  • 3,830 by Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Highest blocks per game average
  • 3.5 by Mark Eaton
  • Most seasons leading league in blocks
  • 4 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Mark Eaton, and Marcus Camby
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in blocks
  • 3 by Dikembe Mutombo, and Marcus Camby
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 181 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most consecutive triple-doubles
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain, from March 8-March 20, 1968
  • Most technical fouls
  • 304 by Rasheed Wallace[9]

Rookie/Age-related records

In 2006 the NBA introduced age requirement restrictions. Prospective high school players must wait a year before entering the NBA, making age-related records harder to break.

  • Most points per game by a rookie
  • 37.6 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1959-60
  • Most rebounds per game by a rookie
  • 27.0 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1959-60
  • Most assists per game by a rookie
  • 10.6 by Mark Jackson, 1987-88
  • Most steals per game by a rookie
  • 2.57 by Dudley Bradley, 1979-80
  • Most blocks per game by a rookie
  • 4.96 by Manute Bol, 1985-86
  • Most points in a game by a rookie
  • 58 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Detroit Pistons) on January 25, 1960
  • Most rebounds in a game by a rookie
  • 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Syracuse Nationals) on February 6, 1960
  • Most assists in a game by a rookie
  • 25 by Ernie DiGregorio, Buffalo Braves (at Portland Trail Blazers) on January 1, 1974
  • 25 by Nate McMillan, Seattle SuperSonics (vs. Los Angeles Clippers) on February 23, 1987
  • Most steals in a game by a rookie
  • 10 by Ron Harper, Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on March 10, 1987
  • Most blocks in a game by a rookie
  • 15 by Manute Bol, Washington Bullets (vs. Atlanta Hawks) on January 25, 1986
  • Most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made by a rookie
  • 33 by Rudy Fernández, from December 7, 2008-February 22, 2009.

[14][15]LeBron James set NBA records for youngest player to record a triple-double and score 15,000 points.*Youngest/oldest player to record a triple-double

  • LeBron James is the youngest player to record a triple-double, doing so for the Cavaliers on January 19, 2005 vs. the Blazers at the age of &1000000000000002000000020 years, &1000000000000002000000020 days. He had 27 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Karl Malone is the oldest player and only 40-year-old player to record a triple-double, doing so on November 28, 2003 for the Lakers vs. the Spurs at the age of &1000000000000004000000040 years, &10000000000000127000000127 days. He had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Leading the league in rebounding
  • Oldest: Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls (&1000000000000003600000036 years, &10000000000000341000000341 days on01998-04-19 April 19, 1998)
  • Youngest: Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (&1000000000000002200000022 years, &10000000000000130000000130 days on02008-04-16 April 16, 2008)
  • Most consecutive games with 40+ points by a rookie
  • 5 by Allen Iverson in 1997
  • Only players to average 20+ points, 5+ assists and 5+ rebounds as a rookie
  • Only player to average 30+ points and 20+ rebounds as a rookie
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Youngest player to score 50 or more points in a game
  • Brandon Jennings scored 55 points for the Bucks against the Warriors at the age of &1000000000000002000000020 years, &1000000000000005200000052 days on November 14, 2009. Jennings accomplished in only his 7th game, the NBA record for the quickest to have 50 points in a game. He did not score at all in the 1st quarter.[10]
  • Oldest player to score 50 or more points in a game
  • Michael Jordan is the oldest player to score 50 or more points in a game, scoring 51 points for the Washington Wizards vs. the New Orleans Hornets at the age of 38 years, 315 days.
  • Oldest player to score 40 or more points in a game
  • Michael Jordan is the oldest player and only 40-year-old player to score 40 or more points in a game, doing so with 43 points for the Washington Wizards vs. the New Jersey Nets at the age of &1000000000000004000000040 years, &100000000000000040000004 days.
  • Youngest player to reach
  • 1,000 Points - LeBron James (19 years, 41 days) on February 9, 2004
  • 5,000 Points - LeBron James (21 years, 22 days) on January 21, 2006
  • 10,000 Points - LeBron James (23 years, 59 days) on February 27, 2008
  • 15,000 Points - LeBron James (25 years, 72 days) on March 19, 2010
  • 20,000 Points - Kobe Bryant (29 years, 122 days) on December 23, 2007
  • 25,000 Points - Kobe Bryant (31 years, 151 days) on January 21, 2010
  • 30,000 Points - Wilt Chamberlain (35 years, 179 days) on February 16, 1972
  • 5,000 Rebounds - Dwight Howard (23 years, 112 days) on March 30, 2009
  • Fewest games played to reach 15,000 points
  • 358 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Fewest games played to reach 20,000 points
  • 499 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Fewest games played to reach 25,000 points
  • 691 by Wilt Chamberlain. He recorded his 25,000th point on February 23, 1968 for the Lakers against the Pistons.
  • Fewest games played to reach 30,000 points
  • 941 by Wilt Chamberlain. He recorded his 30,000th point on February 16, 1972 for the Lakers against the Suns.
  • LeBron James (21 years, 138 days)
  • Youngest player to play a game
  • Andrew Bynum (&1000000000000001800000018 years, &100000000000000060000006 days)
  • Youngest player to start a game
  • Kobe Bryant (&1000000000000001800000018 years, &10000000000000158000000158 days)
  • Oldest player to play a game
  • Nat Hickey (&1000000000000004500000045 years, &10000000000000363000000363 days)
  • Oldest player to start a game
  • Robert Parish (&1000000000000004300000043 years, &10000000000000118000000118 days)

Team records

Game

All records in this section, other than the longest game, took place in the shot-clock era.

  • Longest game
  • The longest NBA game occurred on January 6, 1951 between the Olympians and the Royals. Indianapolis beat Rochester 75-73 after playing 6 overtimes.[11]
  • Most points in a game - overtime
  • 186 by the Detroit Pistons vs. the Denver Nuggets on December 13, 1983 (3 OT)[12]
  • Most points in a game - regulation
  • 173 by the Boston Celtics vs. the Minneapolis Lakers on February 27, 1959[13]
  • 173 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets on November 10, 1990
  • Most points in a half
  • 107 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets on November 10, 1990
  • Most points in 1st half
  • 107 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets on November 10, 1990
  • Most points in 2nd half
  • 97 by the Atlanta Hawks at the San Diego Rockets on February 11, 1970
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 58 by the Buffalo Braves at the Boston Celtics on October 20, 1972 (4th quarter)
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • 25 by the New Jersey Nets at Los Angeles Clippers on November 30, 1996
  • Most combined points in a game
  • 370 - Detroit Pistons (186) at the Denver Nuggets (184) in 3 overtimes on December 13, 1983
  • Most combined points in a half
  • 174 - Phoenix Suns (107) vs. the Denver Nuggets (67) on November 10, 1990
  • Most combined points in 1st half
  • 174 - Phoenix Suns (107) vs. the Denver Nuggets (67) on November 10, 1990
  • Most combined points in 2nd half
  • 172 - San Antonio Spurs (91) at the Denver Nuggets (81) on January 11, 1984
  • Most combined points in a quarter
  • 99 - San Antonio Spurs (53) at Denver Nuggets (46) on January 11, 1984 (4th quarter)
  • Most combined points in an overtime period
  • 46 - Dallas Mavericks (23) at Houston Rockets (23) on April 11, 1995 (1st OT)
  • Fewest points in a game
  • 49 by the Chicago Bulls vs. the Miami Heat on April 10, 1999 (82-49)
  • Fewest points in a half
  • 16 by the New Orleans Hornets at the Los Angeles Clippers on March 1, 2006
  • Fewest points in 1st half
  • 19 by the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on December 14, 1999
  • Fewest points in 2nd half
  • 16 by the New Orleans Hornets at the Los Angeles Clippers on March 1, 2006[14]
  • Fewest points in a quarter
  • 2 by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers on April 6, 1997 (3rd quarter)
  • 2 by the Golden State Warriors vs. the Toronto Raptors on February 8, 2004 (4th quarter)
  • Fewest points in an overtime period
  • 0 by the Houston Rockets vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on January 22, 1983
  • 0 by the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Detroit Pistons on December 1, 1989
  • 0 by the Seattle SuperSonics at the Philadelphia 76ers on February 16, 1990
  • 0 by the Indiana Pacers at the Portland Trail Blazers on March 10, 1996 (2nd OT)
  • 0 by the Denver Nuggets vs. the Charlotte Hornets on January 13, 1997
  • 0 by the Washington Bullets at the Atlanta Hawks on November 18, 1997
  • 0 by the Los Angeles Clippers vs. the Chicago Bulls on November 21, 1997 (2nd OT)
  • 0 by the Vancouver Grizzlies vs. the Indiana Pacers on December 1, 2000
  • 0 by the Sacramento Kings vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers on December 23, 2009
  • Fewest combined points in a game
  • 119 - The Milwaukee Hawks (57) vs. the Boston Celtics (62) on February 27, 1955
  • Fewest combined points in 1st half
  • 55 - The Houston Rockets (25) vs. the San Antonio Spurs (30) on December 11, 2003
  • 55 - The New Jersey Nets (25) at the Portland Trail Blazers (30) on November 28, 2004
  • Fewest combined points in 2nd half
  • 51 - The Boston Celtics (25) vs. the Milwaukee Hawks (26) on February 27, 1955
  • 51 - The Charlotte Hornets (19) at the New York Knicks (32) on November 11, 2000
  • Fewest combined points in a quarter
  • 18 - The Fort Wayne Pistons (9) at the Syracuse Nationals (9) on November 29, 1956 (1st quarter)
  • 18 - The Boston Celtics (9) vs. the Toronto Raptors (9) on January 12, 2001 (3rd quarter)
  • 18 - The Detroit Pistons (6) vs. the Utah Jazz (12) on March 13, 2005 (4th quarter)
  • Fewest combined points in an overtime period
  • 2 - The Denver Nuggets (0) vs. the Charlotte Hornets (2) on January 13, 1997
  • Fewest field goals made in a game
  • 17 by the Miami Heat vs. the Boston Celtics on March 30, 2008 [15]
  • Most three point field goals made in a game
  • 23 by the Orlando Magic vs. the Sacramento Kings on January 13, 2009[16]
  • Most three point field goals attempted in a half
  • 29 by the New York Knicks at the Chicago Bulls on December 17, 2009 (1st)
  • Largest margin of victory in a game
  • 68 - The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 148-80 on December 17, 1991.
  • Largest margin of victory in an overtime period
  • 17 - The Portland Trail Blazers defeated the Houston Rockets on January 22, 1983 (113-96 game, 17-0 OT)
  • Most steals in a game
  • 27 by the Seattle SuperSonics vs. the Toronto Raptors on January 15, 1997
  • Most steals in a half
  • 17 by the Golden State Warriors vs. the San Antonio Spurs on February 15, 1989
  • Most steals in a quarter
  • 12 by the Golden State Warriors vs. the Indiana Pacers on January 16, 2008[17]
  • Most combined steals in a game
  • 40 - The Golden State Warriors (24) vs. the Los Angeles Lakers (16) on January 21, 1974
  • 40 - The Philadelphia 76ers (24) vs. the Detroit Pistons (16) on November 11, 1978
  • 40 - The Golden State Warriors (25) vs. the San Antonio Spurs (15) on February 15, 1989
  • Fewest combined steals in a game
  • 2 - The Detroit Pistons (1) at the New York Knicks (1) on October 9, 1973
  • 2 - The San Antonio Spurs (1) at the Charlotte Hornets (1) on February 6, 1996
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 24 - by Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors on November 7, 2001
  • Most blocks in a half
  • 16 - by Toronto Raptors vs. the Atlanta Hawks on March 23, 2001
  • Fewest turnovers in a game
  • 2 - by Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Indiana Pacers on April 1, 2006[18]
  • 2 - by Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on March 19, 2009 (OT)[19]
  • Most fouls in a game
  • 52 by the Utah Jazz at the Phoenix Suns on April 9, 1990 (OT)
  • Most fast-break points in a game (tracked since 1996-97)
  • 56 by the Phoenix Suns at the Golden State Warriors on March 15, 2009[20]
  • Largest comebacks
  • 36 points (early in 3rd) - The Jazz overcame a 36-point deficit to defeat the Nuggets at home on November 27, 1996.[21] Utah trailed 70-36 at halftime, and the deficit grew to 36, but Utah outscored Denver 71-33 in the 2nd half to win 107-103. This is the largest overall deficit overcome in NBA history.[22]
  • 29 points (8:43 remaining in 4th) - The Bucks overcame a 29-point deficit to defeat the Hawks on the road on November 25, 1977. This is the largest 4th quarter deficit overcome in NBA history. Atlanta led 111-82 with 8:43 remaining in the 4th when Milwaukee rallied with a 35-4 run to win the game 117-115.
  • Teams that have had two players score 40 points in a game
  • The Baltimore Bullets vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on November 14, 1964 (Gus Johnson 41, Walt Bellamy 40)
  • The Los Angeles Lakers at the San Francisco Warriors on February 11, 1970 (Elgin Baylor 43, Jerry West 43)
  • The New Orleans Jazz vs. the Denver Nuggets on April 10, 1977 (Pete Maravich 45, Nate Williams 41)
  • The Phoenix Suns at the Boston Celtics on January 5, 1978 (Paul Westphal 43, Walter Davis 40)
  • The San Antonio Spurs vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on March 6, 1982 (3 OT) (George Gervin 50, Mike Mitchell 45)
  • The Detroit Pistons at the Denver Nuggets on December 13, 1983 (3 OT) (Isiah Thomas 47, John Long 41)
  • The Denver Nuggets vs. the Detroit Pistons on December 13, 1983 (3 OT) (Kiki Vandeweghe 51, Alex English 47)
  • The Utah Jazz vs. the Detroit Pistons on March 19, 1984 (Adrian Dantley 43, John Drew 42)
  • The Chicago Bulls at the Indiana Pacers on February 18, 1996 (Michael Jordan 44, Scottie Pippen 40)

Season

  • Best record
  • 73-9 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015-2016 season
  • Worst record
  • 9-73 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972-73 season
  • Best home record
  • 40-1 by the Boston Celtics in the 1985-86 season
  • Worst home record
  • 3-21 by the Providence Steamrollers in the 1947-48 season
  • Best road record
  • 31-7 by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971-72 season [23]
  • Best road record (41 games)
  • 33-8 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • Worst road record
  • 0-20 by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1953-54 season
  • Worst road record (41 games)
  • 1-40 by the Sacramento Kings in thr 1990-91 season
  • 33 by the Los Angeles Lakers, from November 5, 1971-January 7, 1972
  • Longest home winning streak
  • 44 by the Chicago Bulls at the United Center over the course of two regular seasons from March 30, 1995-April 4, 1996
  • Longest road winning streak
  • 16 by the Los Angeles Lakers from November 6, 1971-January 7, 1972
  • 26 by the Cleveland Cavaliers from December 20, 2010-February 11, 2011
  • Best start (41 games)
  • 38-3 by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971-72 season (went to 39-3)
  • 38-3 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season (went to 41-3)
  • Best finish (41 games)
  • 36-5 by the Utah Jazz in the 1996-97 season
  • Worst start (41 games)
  • 2-39 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1993-94 season
  • Worst finish (41 games)
  • 4-37 by the San Diego Rockets in the 1967-68 season
  • Best starts (number of losses)
  • 0: 15-0 by the Washington Capitols in the 1948-49 season (November 3–December 4, 1948)
  • 0: 15-0 by the Houston Rockets in the 1993-94 season (November 5–December 2, 1993)
  • 1: 23-1 by the New York Knicks in the 1969-70 season
  • 2: 27-2 by the Boston Celtics in the 2008-09 season
  • 3: 41-3 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • 4: 46-4 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1966-67 season
  • 5: 48-5 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • 6: 54-6 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • 7: 60-7 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • 8: 66-8 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • 9: 70-9 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • 10: 71-10 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995-96 season
  • Worst starts (number of wins)
  • 0: 0-18 by the New Jersey Nets in the 2009-10 season (October 28–December 2, 2009)
  • 1: 1-27 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1970-71 season
  • 2: 2-39 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1993-94 season
  • 3: 3-40 by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997-98 season
  • 4: 4-58 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972-73 season
  • 5: 5-58 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972-73 season
  • 6: 6-58 by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997-98 season
  • 7: 7-64 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992-93 season
  • 8: 8-68 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992-93 season
  • 9: 9-72 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972-73 season
  • 10: 10-70 by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997-98 season
  • Largest average point differential
  • 12.3 by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971-72 season
  • Largest average margin of victory
  • 17.5 by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 1970-71 season
  • Most points per game
  • 126.5 by the Denver Nuggets in the 1981-82 season
  • Fewest points per game
  • 81.9 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1998-99 season
  • Most consecutive 100-point games
  • 136 by the Denver Nuggets from January 21, 1981-December 8, 1982
  • Most consecutive games with fewer than 100 points
  • 35 by the Miami Heat from October 31, 2001-January 14, 2002
  • Most steals per game
  • 12.9 by Phoenix Suns in the 1977-78 season
  • Fewest steals per game
  • 5.55 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007-08 season
  • Fewest blocks per game
  • 2.49 by the New York Knicks in the 2008-09 season
  • Undefeated months (min. 12 games)
  • 12–0 by the Washington Capitols in November 1948
  • 15–0 by the Boston Celtics in December 1959
  • 14–0 by the Los Angeles Lakers in November 1971
  • 16–0 by the Los Angeles Lakers in December 1971
  • 12–0 by the Los Angeles Lakers in November 1972
  • 13–0 by the Milwaukee Bucks in March 1973
  • 14–0 by the Phoenix Suns in December 1992
  • 14–0 by the Houston Rockets in November 1993
  • 14–0 by the New York Knicks in March 1994
  • 14–0 by the Chicago Bulls in January 1996
  • 16–0 by the San Antonio Spurs in March 1996
  • 13–0 by the Houston Rockets in February 2008
  • Best record to not qualify for Playoffs
  • 49-33 (.598) by the Phoenix Suns in the 1971-72 season (8-team playoff of 17-team league)
  • Worst record to qualify for Playoffs
  • 16-54 (.229) by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1952-53 season
  • Best single-season improvement
  • The Celtics improved from 24 wins in the 2006-07 season to 66 wins in the 2007-08 season, a 42-victory improvement.[24]

Franchise

  • Highest winning percentage
  • 62% by the Los Angeles Lakers (3,084-1,891)
  • Lowest winning percentage
  • 35.2% by the Memphis Grizzlies (450-830)
  • Best home record (min. 500 games)
  • 307-210 by the Chicago Bulls at the United Center
  • Best record over
  • 2 Seasons: 141-23 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1996-97)
  • 3 Seasons: 203-43 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1997-98)
  • 4 Seasons: 251-77 by the Boston Celtics (1983-84-1986-87) and the Los Angeles Lakers (1984-85-1987-88)
  • 5 Seasons: 311-99 by the Boston Celtics (1981-82-1985-86)
  • 10 Seasons: 570-209 by the Boston Celtics (1957-58-1966-67)
  • Best home record over
  • 2 Seasons: 79-3 by the Boston Celtics (1985-86-1986-87)
  • 3 Seasons: 115-8 by the Boston Celtics (1984-85-1986-87) and the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1997-98)
  • Best road record over
  • 2 Seasons: 63-19 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1996-97)
  • 3 Seasons: 88-35 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1997-98)
  • Longest streak with at least one 3-point field goal made in a game
  • 992 games: Dallas Mavericks (February 27, 1999-present) [1]

Other records

  • Most consecutive points in a regular season game
  • 26 by Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves), December 10, 2008
  • Largest attendance at a game
  • Regular season or Playoffs: 62,046 on March 27, 1998, Chicago Bulls vs. the Atlanta Hawks in the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. This was one of the last regular season games played by Michael Jordan before his 2nd retirement.
  • Only player to record a double-triple-double (20+ in any 3 statistics)
  • Wilt Chamberlain on February 4, 1968; he had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists.
  • Quadruple-doubles (double figures in any 4 statistics)
  • Nate Thurmond, October 18, 1974, Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks; 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, 12 blocks.
  • Alvin Robertson, February 18, 1986, San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns; 20 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals.
  • Hakeem Olajuwon, March 29, 1990, Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks; 18 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists, 11 blocks.
  • David Robinson, February 17, 1994, San Antonio Spurs vs. Detroit Pistons; 34 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 blocks.
  • Only player to ever record two 40+ totals in the same game
  • Wilt Chamberlain achieved this 8 times, including 78 points and 43 rebounds on December 8, 1961.
  • Only player to average 40+ and 50+ points in a season
  • Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons with 40+ points per game
  • 2 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons with 40+ points per game
  • 2 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons with 30+ points per game
  • 8 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive seasons with 30+ points per game
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain and Michael Jordan
  • Only player to average 30+ points, 20+ rebounds in a season
  • Wilt Chamberlain (7 times)
  • Most seasons with 30+ points, 20+ rebounds per game
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons with 30+ points, 20+ rebounds per game
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons with 20+ points, 10+ rebounds
  • 13 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Most seasons with 20+ rebounds per game
  • 10 by Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most consecutive seasons with 20+ rebounds per game
  • 10 by Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain
  • Only players to average 30+ points and 10+ assists in a season
  • Only player to lead the league in scoring and assists in the same season
  • Nate Archibald (Kansas City–Omaha Kings, 1972–73)
  • Most blocks by a guard (career)
  • 893 by Michael Jordan
  • Most blocks by a guard (season)
  • 131 by Michael Jordan in 1987–88 season
  • Only players to record 200 steals and 100 blocks in the same season
  • Only players to lead a team in all 5 major statistics in the same season (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks)
  • Only players to lead the league in scoring and steals in the same season
  • Only players to lead the league in assists and steals in the same season
  • Only players to lead the league in blocks and rebounds in the same season

Awards

  • 6 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • 11 by Karl Malone
  • Most All-NBA Team honors
  • 15 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • 9 by Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett
  • Most NBA All-Defensive Team honors*
  • 13 by Tim Duncan
  • 4 by Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace
  • This award has only been given since the 1968-69 season.
    ** This award has only been given since the 1982-83 season.

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA Records, nba.com/history, accessed April 22, 2007.
  2. ^ "Ty Lawson scores career-high 37 to help short-handed Nuggets". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. April 9, 2011. http://scores.espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=310409007. Retrieved April 10, 2011.
  3. ^ a b Blake ties NBA mark with 14 first-quarter assists as Blazers dismantle Clippers, ESPN.com. Retrieved on February 22, 2009.
  4. ^ Marion scores 34 as Raptors beat Bulls, thestar.com, 15 April 2009, accessed 16 April 2009.
  5. ^ "Bryant, Bynum lift Lakers; Blazers win 11th straight -- chicagotribune.com". Chicago Tribune. December 26, 2007. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-26pb1dec26,1,4787326.story?ctrack=1&cset=true. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
  6. ^ National Basketball Association (NBA) Individual Records
  7. ^ Nba.Com Líderes
  8. ^ Paul beats Robertson's steal record, ESPN.com. Retrieved from December 18, 2008.
  9. ^ Chris Forsberg. "Wallace fined $35,000 for criticizing officials". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/blog/boston/celtics/post/_/id/4673736/wallace-fined-35000-for-criticizing-officials-2. Retrieved 21 September 2010.
  10. ^ http://www.nba.com/bucks/release/jennings_boston_store_091209.html
  11. ^ This Date in History - January, NBA.com.
  12. ^ This Date in History - December, NBA.com.
  13. ^ This Date in History - February, NBA.com.
  14. ^ espn.com, Clippers hold Hornets to NBA-low 16 points in second half, accessed August 12, 2007.
  15. ^ NBA - Miami Heat/Boston Celtics Recap - NBA.com
  16. ^ Magic make NBA-record 23 three-pointers in rout of Kings, USA Today
  17. ^ NBA - Golden State Warriors/Indiana Pacers Recap Wednesday January 16, 2008 - Yahoo! Sports
  18. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/200604010MIL.html April 1, 2006 Box Scores accessed 21 January 2009.
  19. ^ NBA.com: James leads Cavaliers past Trail Blazers in OT
  20. ^ http://espn.go.com/nba/recap?gameId=290315009
  21. ^ Jazz Zips Back In Record Style, New York Times.
  22. ^ http://www.nbahoopsonline.com/History/Records/comebacks.html Greatest NBA Comebacks.
  23. ^ NBA.com: Regular Season records: Miscellaneous
  24. ^ Mark Murphy, C’s can do as they please - Stars sit, but team still clinches homecourt, Boston Herald, April 6, 2008.

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