List of National Basketball Association players with 50 or more points in a playoff game

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This is a complete listing of National Basketball Association players who have scored 50 or more points in a playoff game. It has occurred 33 times in playoff history.

^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
MP Minutes played FGM Field goals made FGA Field goal attempts
FG% Field goal percentage 3PM 3-point field goals made 3PA 3-point field goal attempts
3P% 3-point field goal percentage FTM Free throws made FTA Free throw attempts
FT% Free throw percentage Reb Rebounds Ast Assists
Stl Steals Blk Blocks
Points Player Team Date Opponent Series Game Score 1st 2nd 3rd 4th MP FGM FGA FG% 3PM 3PA 3P% FTM FTA FT% Reb Ast Notes Ref.
Scoring by quarter
63 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Chicago Bulls April 20, 1986 Boston Celtics 1986 Eastern Conference First Round 2 131–135 17 6 13 18 53 22 41 .537 0 0 19 21 .905 5 6 Double overtime. Jordan scored 5 points in the first overtime and 4 in the second overtime.
61 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Los Angeles Lakers April 14, 1962 Boston Celtics 1962 NBA Finals 5 126–121 18 15 13 15 48 22 46 .478 17 19 .895 22 1 NBA Finals single-game record. Most points in a playoff regulation game. 25 field goal attempts in the first half, tying the record.
56 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* Philadelphia Warriors March 22, 1962 Syracuse Nationals 1962 Eastern Division Semifinals 5 121–104 48 22 48 .458 12 22 .545 35 1 Set playoff records for field goal attempts in a game and in a half (25).
56 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Chicago Bulls April 29, 1992 Miami Heat 1992 Eastern Conference First Round 3 (of 3) 119–114 2 17 19 18 43 20 30 .667 0 0 16 18 .889 5 5 Miami took an 18 point lead before Jordan scored his first points. Jordan scored 54 points in the final three quarters.
56 Barkley, CharlesCharles Barkley* Phoenix Suns May 4, 1994 Golden State Warriors 1994 Western Conference First Round 3 (of 3) 140–133 27 11 41 23 31 .742 3 4 .750 7 9 .778 14 4 Barkley's first quarter line: 11–11 fg, 3–3 3pt, 2–2 ft. 15 field goals made in the first half. Barkley scored his team's first 12 points.
55 Barry, RickRick Barry* San Francisco Warriors April 18, 1967 Philadelphia 76ers 1967 NBA Finals 3 130–124 22 48 .458 11 19 .579 12 5 Set playoff single-game record for field goal attempts. 24 field goal attempts in each half.
55 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Chicago Bulls May 1, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 1988 Eastern Conference First Round 2 106–101 12 16 15 12 44 24 45 .533 0 0 7 7 1.000 6 3 Tied playoff single-game record for field goals made. 25 field goal attempts in the first half, tying the playoff record. 14 field goals made in the first half.
55 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (4) Chicago Bulls June 16, 1993 Phoenix Suns 1993 NBA Finals 4 111–105 11 22 10 12 46 21 37 .568 0 1 .000 13 18 .722 8 4 14 field goals made in the first half, tying the NBA Finals record.
55 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (5) Chicago Bulls April 27, 1997 Washington Bullets 1997 Eastern Conference First Round 2 109–104 44:13 22 35 .629 1 2 .500 10 10 1.000 7 2
55 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers April 20, 2003 New Orleans Hornets 2003 Eastern Conference First Round 1 98–90 46:40 21 32 .656 3 5 .600 10 11 .909 4 8
54 Havlicek, JohnJohn Havlicek* Boston Celtics April 1, 1973 Atlanta Hawks 1973 Eastern Conference Semifinals 1 134–109 48 24 36 .667 6 6 1.000 9 6 Tied playoff single-game record for field goals made. 14 field goals made in the first half.
54 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (6) Chicago Bulls May 31, 1993 New York Knicks 1993 Eastern Conference Finals 4 105–95 17 10 18 9 39 18 30 .600 6 9 .667 12 14 .857 6 2
54 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson (2) Philadelphia 76ers May 9, 2001 Toronto Raptors 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals 2 97–92 47:46 21 39 .538 3 5 .600 9 9 1.000 5 4
53 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (2) Philadelphia Warriors March 14, 1960 Syracuse Nationals 1960 Eastern Division Semifinals 3 132–112 47 24 42 .571 5 16 .313 22 Set playoff single-game record for field goals made.
53 West, JerryJerry West* Los Angeles Lakers April 23, 1969 Boston Celtics 1969 NBA Finals 1 120–118 21 41 .512 11 13 .846 3 10 West made two free throws with four seconds remaining in the game to secure the win.
52 West, JerryJerry West* (2) Los Angeles Lakers April 5, 1965 Baltimore Bullets 1965 Western Division Finals 2 118–115 16 38 .421 20 21 .952 5 9 32 points in the second half. Missed his first free throw in the game, then made 20 in a row. West scored four points in the game's final 23 seconds to secure a come-from-behind win. 14 free throws made in a half, a playoff record at the time.
52 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson (3) Philadelphia 76ers May 16, 2001 Toronto Raptors 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals 5 121–88 43:29 21 32 .656 8 14 .571 2 2 1.000 2 7
51 Jones, SamSam Jones* Boston Celtics March 28, 1967 New York Knicks 1967 Eastern Division Semifinals 4 118–109 43 19 30 .633 13 17 .765 4 1
51 Floyd, Eric "Sleepy"Eric "Sleepy" Floyd Golden State Warriors May 10, 1987 Los Angeles Lakers 1987 Western Conference Semifinals 4 129–121 10 29 44 18 26 .692 2 3 .667 13 14 .929 3 10 39 points in the second half, and 29 points in the fourth quarter, both playoff records. Also set a playoff record with 12 field goals made (consecutively) in the fourth quarter. 15 field goals made in the second half.
51 Allen, RayRay Allen^ Boston Celtics April 30, 2009 Chicago Bulls 2009 Eastern Conference First Round 6 127–128 58:45 18 32 .563 9 18 .500 6 7 .857 5 3 Triple overtime. Tied playoff single-game record for three-point field goals made. Set playoff single-game record for three-point field goal attempts.
50 Cousy, BobBob Cousy* Boston Celtics March 21, 1953 Syracuse Nationals 1953 Eastern Division Semifinals 2 111–105 66 10 22 .455 30 32 .938 3 2 Quadruple overtime. Set playoff single-game record for free throws made. Free throw attempts was also a playoff record at the time.
50 Pettit, BobBob Pettit* St. Louis Hawks April 12, 1958 Boston Celtics 1958 NBA Finals 6 110–109 19 19 34 .559 12 15 .800 Scored 11 straight points in the fourth quarter.
50 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (3) Philadelphia Warriors March 22, 1960 Boston Celtics 1960 Eastern Division Finals 5 128–107 45 22 42 .524 6 18 .333 35 2
50 Chamberlain, WiltWilt Chamberlain* (4) San Francisco Warriors April 10, 1964 St. Louis Hawks 1964 Western Division Finals 5 121–97 22 32 .688 6 10 .600 15
50 Cunningham, BillyBilly Cunningham* Philadelphia 76ers April 1, 1970 Milwaukee Bucks 1970 Eastern Division Semifinals 4 111–118 48 22 39 .564 6 8 .750 10 2
50 McAdoo, BobBob McAdoo* Buffalo Braves April 18, 1975 Washington Bullets 1975 Eastern Conference Semifinals 4 108–102 15 15 45 20 32 .625 10 14 .714 21 1
50 Wilkins, DominiqueDominique Wilkins* Atlanta Hawks April 19, 1986 Detroit Pistons 1986 Eastern Conference First Round 2 137–125 33 19 28 .679 0 0 12 15 .800 5 3
50 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (7) Chicago Bulls April 28, 1988 Cleveland Cavaliers 1988 Eastern Conference First Round 1 104–93 9 20 44 19 35 .543 0 0 12 12 1.000 7 2 13 field goals made in the first half. The first of back-to-back games of 50+ points; Jordan is the only player in history to record consecutive 50 point games in the playoffs.
50 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (8) Chicago Bulls May 5, 1989 Cleveland Cavaliers 1989 Eastern Conference First Round 4 (of 5) 105–108 19 10 43 14 28 .500 0 1 .000 22 27 .815 3 4 Overtime. 19 points in the first half, 29 points in the second half, 2 points in overtime. 16 free throw attempts in the first half, a playoff record at the time.
50 Malone, KarlKarl Malone* Utah Jazz April 22, 2000 Seattle SuperSonics 2000 Western Conference First Round 1 104–93 43:16 18 32 .563 1 1 1.000 13 14 .929 12 0 Oldest player (36 years, 273 days) to score 50 points in a playoff game.
50 Carter, VinceVince Carter^ Toronto Raptors May 11, 2001 Philadelphia 76ers 2001 Eastern Conference Semifinals 3 102–78 15 19 44:44 19 29 .655 9 13 .692 3 3 1.000 6 7 Tied playoff single-game record for three-point field goals made. Set a playoff record with eight three-pointers in the first half.
50 Bryant, KobeKobe Bryant^ Los Angeles Lakers May 4, 2006 Phoenix Suns 2006 Western Conference First Round 6 118–126 52:06 20 35 .571 5 8 .625 5 6 .833 8 5 Scored 12 out of the Lakers' 13 in overtime. 38 before OT.
50 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ Dallas Mavericks June 1, 2006 Phoenix Suns 2006 Western Conference Finals 5 117–101 43:29 14 26 .538 5 6 .833 17 18 .944 12 3

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