List of National Basketball Association career playoff scoring leaders

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This article provides a list of National Basketball Association players by total career playoff points scored.

Statistics accurate as of the conclusion of the 2014 NBA Playoffs on June 15, 2014.
^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Not yet eligible for Hall of Fame consideration[1]
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years)[2] Total points Games played Points per game
average[3]
Field goals
made
Three-point
field goals

made
Free throws
made
1 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* SG Chicago Bulls (19851993, 19951998) 5,987 179 33.4 2,188 148 1,463
2 Abdul-Jabbar, KareemKareem Abdul-Jabbar*[4] C Milwaukee Bucks (19701974)
Los Angeles Lakers (19771989)
5,762 237 24.3 2,356 0 1,050
3 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ SG Los Angeles Lakers (19972004, 20062012) 5,640 220 25.6 2,014 292 1,320
4 O'Neal, ShaquilleShaquille O'Neal C Orlando Magic (19941996)
Los Angeles Lakers (19972004)
Miami Heat (20052007)
Phoenix Suns (2008)
Cleveland Cavaliers (2010)
Boston Celtics (2011)
5,250 216 24.3 2,041 0 1,168
5 Duncan, TimTim Duncan^ PF/C San Antonio Spurs (19981999, 20012014) 4,988 234 21.3 1,900 5 1,183
6 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* PF Utah Jazz (19862003)
Los Angeles Lakers (2004)
4,761 193 24.7 1,743 6 1,269
7 West, JerryJerry West* SG Los Angeles Lakers (19611970, 19721974) 4,457 153 29.1 1,622 0 1,213
8 James, LeBronLeBron James^ SF Cleveland Cavaliers (20062010)
Miami Heat (20112014)
4,419 158 28.0 1,519 230 1,151
9 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* SF/PF Boston Celtics (19801988, 19901992) 3,897 164 23.8 1,458 80 901
10 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* SF Boston Celtics (19631969, 19721977) 3,776 172 22.0 1,451 0 874
11 Olajuwon, HakeemHakeem Olajuwon*[5] C Houston Rockets (19851991, 19931999)
Toronto Raptors (2002)
3,755 145 25.9 1,504 4 743
12 Parker, TonyTony Parker^ PG San Antonio Spurs (20022014) 3,705 196 18.9 1,471 104 659
13 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* PG Los Angeles Lakers (19801991, 1996) 3,701 190 19.5 1,291 51 1,068
14 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* SF Chicago Bulls (19881998)
Houston Rockets (1999)
Portland Trail Blazers (20002003)
3,642 208 17.5 1,335 200 772
15 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* PF/SF Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers (19591970) 3,623 134 27.0 1,388 0 847
16 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* C Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors (19601962, 1964)
Philadelphia 76ers (19651968)
Los Angeles Lakers (19691973)
3,607 160 22.5 1,425 0 757
17 Wade, DwyaneDwyane Wade^ SG Miami Heat (20042007, 20092014) 3,481 152 22.9 1,268 85 860
18 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ PF Dallas Mavericks (20012012, 2014) 3,455 135 25.6 1,141 141 1,032
19 McHale, KevinKevin McHale* PF Boston Celtics (19811993) 3,182 169 18.8 1,204 8 766
20 Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson* PG Seattle SuperSonics (19781980)
Phoenix Suns (19811983)
Boston Celtics (19841990)
3,116 180 17.3 1,167 26 756
21 Erving, JuliusJulius Erving* SF Philadelphia 76ers (19771987) 3,088 141 21.9 1,187 7 707
22 Worthy, JamesJames Worthy* SF Los Angeles Lakers (19841991, 1993) 3,022 143 21.1 1,267 14 474
23 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ SF Boston Celtics (20022005, 20082013)
Brooklyn Nets (2014)
3,007 148 20.3 964 238 841
24 Miller, ReggieReggie Miller* SG Indiana Pacers (19901996, 19982005) 2,972 144 20.6 941 320 770
25 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* SG Portland Trail Blazers (19841994)
Houston Rockets (19951998)
2,963 145 20.4 1,076 141 670

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References[edit]

  1. ^ A player is not eligible for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame until he has been fully retired for five calendar years or is deceased; player was not eligible for induction upon the commencement of the 2013–14 NBA season.
  2. ^ American Basketball Association (ABA) teams other than those admitted into the NBA in 1976 are not included; each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season. The years listed are only ones in which the player played in a playoff game.
  3. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest tenth.
  4. ^ Known as Lew Alcindor prior to May 1, 1971.
  5. ^ Previously written as Akeem Olajuwon prior to official spelling change March 9, 1991.

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