List of National Basketball Association players with most steals in a game

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This is a complete listing of National Basketball Association players who have recorded 9 or more steals in a game.

50 different players have recorded 9 or more steals in a game. It has occurred 71 times in total in NBA history.

Allen Iverson is the only player to record 9 or more steals in a playoff game.

The NBA did not record steals until the 1973–74 season.

^ Active NBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Occurred in playoff competition
Player's team lost the game
Steals Player Team Score Opponent Date Minutes played Points Rebounds Assists Triple-double Led the league in steals Notes Ref.
11 Kenon, LarryLarry Kenon San Antonio Spurs 110–105 Kansas City Kings December 26, 1976 44 29 15 4 Yes No
11 Gill, KendallKendall Gill New Jersey Nets 88–77 Miami Heat April 3, 1999 40 15 10 3 Yes Yes [a]
10 West, JerryJerry West* Los Angeles Lakers 111–115 Seattle SuperSonics December 7, 1973 37 27 5 5 No No [b]
10 Steele, LarryLarry Steele Portland Trail Blazers 112–99 Los Angeles Lakers November 16, 1974 44 12 11 9 Yes No
10 Brown, FredFred Brown Seattle SuperSonics 121–112 Philadelphia 76ers December 3, 1976 29 3 7 No No [c]
10 Williams, GusGus Williams Seattle SuperSonics 94–83 New Jersey Nets February 22, 1978 42 31 4 4 No No
10 Jordan, EddieEddie Jordan New Jersey Nets 98–110 Philadelphia 76ers March 23, 1979 39 13 1 1 No No [d]
10 Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore San Antonio Spurs 108–102 Indiana Pacers March 6, 1985 35 16 7 8 No No
10 Lever, Lafayette "Fat"Lafayette "Fat" Lever Denver Nuggets 126–116 Indiana Pacers March 9, 1985 31 13 4 15 Yes No [e]
10 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* Portland Trail Blazers 89–95 Milwaukee Bucks January 10, 1986 42 26 9 11 Yes No
10 Robertson, AlvinAlvin Robertson San Antonio Spurs 120–114 Phoenix Suns February 18, 1986 36 20 11 10 Yes Yes [f]
10 Robertson, AlvinAlvin Robertson (2) San Antonio Spurs 109–102 Los Angeles Clippers November 22, 1986 39 30 5 6 No Yes
10 Harper, RonRon Harper Cleveland Cavaliers 91–100 Philadelphia 76ers March 10, 1987 44 28 5 7 No No [g]
10 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Chicago Bulls 120–93 New Jersey Nets January 29, 1988 27 32 1 4 No Yes [h]
10 Robertson, AlvinAlvin Robertson (3) San Antonio Spurs 117–122 Houston Rockets January 11, 1989 44 20 5 7 No No [i]
10 Robertson, AlvinAlvin Robertson (4) Milwaukee Bucks 114–104 Utah Jazz November 19, 1990 39 16 3 9 No Yes
10 Johnson, KevinKevin Johnson Phoenix Suns 114–95 Washington Bullets December 9, 1993 38 17 3 13 Yes No
10 Drexler, ClydeClyde Drexler* (2) Houston Rockets 96–85 Sacramento Kings November 1, 1996 42 25 10 9 Yes No [j]
10 Blaylock, Daron "Mookie"Daron "Mookie" Blaylock Atlanta Hawks 95–94 Philadelphia 76ers April 14, 1998 44 14 8 11 Yes Yes
10 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 97–85 Orlando Magic May 13, 1999 43 33 5 5 No [k]
10 Finley, MichaelMichael Finley Dallas Mavericks 98–114 Philadelphia 76ers January 23, 2001 45 27 6 7 No No [l]
10 Roy, BrandonBrandon Roy Portland Trail Blazers 100–87 Washington Wizards January 24, 2009 39:04 22 5 7 No No
9 Murphy, CalvinCalvin Murphy* Houston Rockets 106–114 Boston Celtics December 14, 1973 43 21 2 10 No No
9 Steele, LarryLarry Steele (2) Portland Trail Blazers 107–102 Los Angeles Lakers March 5, 1974 40 15 5 10 No Yes
9 Barry, RickRick Barry* Golden State Warriors 130–101 Buffalo Braves October 29, 1974 43 30 10 11 Yes Yes
9 Watts, Don "Slick"Don "Slick" Watts Seattle SuperSonics 100–114 Philadelphia 76ers February 23, 1975 13 14 No No [m]
9 Steele, LarryLarry Steele (3) Portland Trail Blazers 120–98 Phoenix Suns March 7, 1975 39 12 5 5 No No
9 Steele, LarryLarry Steele (4) Portland Trail Blazers 114–103 Detroit Pistons March 14, 1976 40 22 7 8 No No
9 Buckner, QuinnQuinn Buckner Milwaukee Bucks 109–116 Indiana Pacers January 2, 1977 33 16 7 7 No No [n]
9 Watts, Don "Slick"Don "Slick" Watts (2) Seattle SuperSonics 100–121 Phoenix Suns March 27, 1977 36 14 3 8 No No
9 Tatum, EarlEarl Tatum Detroit Pistons 105–103 Los Angeles Lakers November 28, 1978 33 19 2 2 No No
9 Williams, GusGus Williams (2) Seattle SuperSonics 103–100 Washington Bullets January 23, 1979 37 24 7 6 No No [o]
9 Lee, RonRon Lee Detroit Pistons 99–102 Houston Rockets March 16, 1980 42 20 5 6 No No [p]
9 Bradley, DudleyDudley Bradley Indiana Pacers 106–108 Utah Jazz November 10, 1980 39 14 2 6 No No [q]
9 Bradley, DudleyDudley Bradley (2) Indiana Pacers 117–101 Cleveland Cavaliers November 29, 1980 28 11 0 2 No No [r]
9 Richardson, Micheal RayMicheal Ray Richardson New York Knicks 114–117 Chicago Bulls December 23, 1980 44 19 6 6 No No
9 High, JohnnyJohnny High Phoenix Suns 98–108 Washington Bullets January 28, 1981 26 11 4 2 No No
9 Johnson, Earvin "Magic"Earvin "Magic" Johnson* Los Angeles Lakers 99–101 Phoenix Suns November 6, 1981 40 11 7 16 No Yes [s]
9 Sikma, JackJack Sikma Seattle SuperSonics 110–103 Kansas City Kings January 27, 1982 20 9 No No
9 Green, RickeyRickey Green Utah Jazz 125–119 Denver Nuggets November 10, 1982 45 24 5 11 No No
9 Green, RickeyRickey Green (2) Utah Jazz 113–126 Philadelphia 76ers November 27, 1982 44 26 7 12 No No
9 Richardson, Micheal RayMicheal Ray Richardson (2) Golden State Warriors 106–102 San Antonio Spurs February 5, 1983 42 10 5 11 No Yes
9 Cook, DarwinDarwin Cook New Jersey Nets 122–128 Portland Trail Blazers December 3, 1983 44 17 2 6 No No [t]
9 Williams, GusGus Williams (3) Washington Bullets 119–104 Atlanta Hawks October 30, 1984 39 23 5 9 No No
9 Moore, JohnnyJohnny Moore (2) San Antonio Spurs 139–94 Golden State Warriors January 8, 1985 36 26 11 13 Yes No
9 Bird, LarryLarry Bird* Boston Celtics 110–94 Utah Jazz February 18, 1985 33 30 12 10 Yes No [u]
9 Richardson, Micheal RayMicheal Ray Richardson (3) New Jersey Nets 147–138 Indiana Pacers October 30, 1985 54 38 11 11 Yes No [v]
9 Cheeks, MauriceMaurice Cheeks Philadelphia 76ers 108–102 Los Angeles Clippers January 5, 1987 42 22 3 10 No No [w]
9 Dunn, T. R.T. R. Dunn Denver Nuggets 98–93 New Jersey Nets January 6, 1988 32 2 5 3 No No [x]
9 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Chicago Bulls 110–104 Boston Celtics November 9, 1988 42 52 3 2 No No [y]
9 Hawkins, HerseyHersey Hawkins Philadelphia 76ers 116–94 Boston Celtics January 25, 1991 41 38 8 6 No No
9 Stockton, JohnJohn Stockton* Utah Jazz 113–92 Houston Rockets February 12, 1991 35 19 3 11 No No
9 Adams, MichaelMichael Adams Washington Bullets 109–103 Indiana Pacers November 1, 1991 42 23 4 13 No No
9 Rivers, Glenn "Doc"Glenn "Doc" Rivers Los Angeles Clippers 111–87 Phoenix Suns November 6, 1991 18 5 1 5 No No [z]
9 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Chicago Bulls 118–105 New Jersey Nets April 2, 1993 38 40 7 7 No Yes
9 Lever, Lafayette "Fat"Lafayette "Fat" Lever (2) Dallas Mavericks 87–77 Washington Bullets February 10, 1994 34 4 7 3 No No
9 Pippen, ScottieScottie Pippen* Chicago Bulls 116–95 Atlanta Hawks March 8, 1994 42 39 6 10 No No
9 Murdock, EricEric Murdock Milwaukee Bucks 96–104 Washington Bullets April 2, 1994 37 18 5 7 No No
9 Blaylock, Daron "Mookie"Daron "Mookie" Blaylock (2) Atlanta Hawks 98–127 Houston Rockets February 17, 1997 34 18 0 5 No Yes
9 Christie, DougDoug Christie Toronto Raptors 124–122 Denver Nuggets February 25, 1997 46 27 5 3 No No [aa]
9 Jones, EddieEddie Jones Charlotte Hornets 98–89 Indiana Pacers November 4, 1999 36 22 3 3 No Yes
9 Pierce, PaulPaul Pierce^ Boston Celtics 96–84 Miami Heat December 3, 1999 38 26 5 4 No No [ab]
9 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson (2) Philadelphia 76ers 89–85 Orlando Magic March 19, 2000 42 18 3 10 No No [ac]
9 Miller, AndreAndre Miller^ Cleveland Cavaliers 91–94 Philadelphia 76ers December 15, 2001 44 14 4 22 No No [ad]
9 Iverson, AllenAllen Iverson (3) Philadelphia 76ers 107–104 Los Angeles Lakers December 20, 2002 48 32 2 5 No Yes [ae]
9 Nowitzki, DirkDirk Nowitzki^ Dallas Mavericks 98–101 Houston Rockets March 7, 2004 45 18 1 1 No No
9 Alston, RaferRafer Alston Houston Rockets 104–83 Charlotte Bobcats February 10, 2007 41:13 14 1 8 No No [af]
9 Paul, ChrisChris Paul^ New Orleans Hornets 104–93 Dallas Mavericks February 20, 2008 40:38 31 5 11 No Yes [ag]
9 Chalmers, MarioMario Chalmers^ Miami Heat 106–83 Philadelphia 76ers November 5, 2008 30:32 6 4 6 No No [ah]
9 Wall, JohnJohn Wall^ Washington Wizards 116–115 Philadelphia 76ers November 2, 2010 44:48 29 2 13 No No [ai]
9 Carter-Williams, MichaelMichael Carter-Williams^ Philadelphia 76ers 114–110 Miami Heat October 30, 2013 36:10 22 7 12 No No [aj] [1]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Kendall Gill had quarterly steals of 0, 5, 3 and 3. He had no steals in the first quarter.
  2. ^ Jerry West had 6 steals in the first half and 4 steals in the second half.
  3. ^ Fred Brown had 8 steals in a half, tying the NBA record.
  4. ^ This was the second game of double header, which itself was only the second double header in NBA history.
  5. ^ Fat Lever had 8 steals in the third quarter, setting the NBA record. He had 8 steals in the second half, tying the NBA record.
  6. ^ Alvin Robertson achieved the second quadruple-double in NBA history. It is the only NBA quadruple-double with steals as one of the four statistics in double figures.
  7. ^ Ron Harper established the rookie single-game record. He had five steals in each half.
  8. ^ Michael Jordan had 6 steals in the third quarter. He left the game early due to the Bulls' comfortable lead.
  9. ^ The game went to overtime.
  10. ^ Clyde Drexler had 8 steals in the second half, tying the NBA record. It was the first game of season.
  11. ^ Allen Iverson had quarterly steals of 3, 3, 3 and 1.
  12. ^ Michael Finley had 8 steals in the first half, tying the NBA record. He had 5 steals in the first quarter.
  13. ^ Slick Watts fouled out of game.
  14. ^ Quinn Buckner was a rookie. The Bucks combined for 21 steals.
  15. ^ Gus Williams had 8 steals in the second half, tying the NBA record.
  16. ^ Ron Lee shot 6–12 from three-point range, tying the NBA record for three-point attempts at the time.
  17. ^ Dudley Bradley had eight steals in the second half, tying the NBA record. He had six steals in the fourth quarter.
  18. ^ Dudley Bradley had five steals in the fourth quarter.
  19. ^ Magic Johnson had five steals in a half and four steals in the other half.
  20. ^ The game went to overtime. Darwin Cook fouled out.
  21. ^ Larry Bird did not play in the fourth quarter due to Celtics' 22 point lead.
  22. ^ Micheal Ray Richardson registered a triple-double, and nearly reached a quadruple-double. The game went to triple overtime.
  23. ^ Maurice Cheeks had seven steals in a half.
  24. ^ T. R. Dunn did not start the game. Teammate Fat Lever had eight steals in the same game.
  25. ^ Michael Jordan had 8 steals in the first half, tying the NBA record.
  26. ^ Doc Rivers had seven steals in a half.
  27. ^ The game went to overtime.
  28. ^ Paul Pierce had six steals in the first quarter and seven steals in the first half.
  29. ^ Allen Iverson had seven steals in the second half.
  30. ^ Andre Miller had six steals in the second half.
  31. ^ The game went to overtime.
  32. ^ Rager Alston had eight steals in the second half, tying the NBA record.
  33. ^ Chris Paul had seven steals in the first half.
  34. ^ Mario Chalmers was a rookie.
  35. ^ John Wall was a rookie. He had seven steals in the second half. The game went to overtime.
  36. ^ The game was Michael Carter-Williams's NBA debut, marking the most steals in an NBA debut.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Associated Press (October 30, 2013). "Michael Carter-Williams, 76ers hold on, stun Dwyane Wade-less Heat". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  • Sporting News, The (2005). 2005–06 Official NBA Guide.