List of National Basketball Association top individual scoring season averages

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This list exhibits the National Basketball Association's top single-season scoring averages based on at least 70 games played or 1400 points scored. The NBA began recording 3-point field goals during the 1979–80 NBA season.

Rank Season Player Team Games FG 3PFG FT Pts PPG
1 1961–62 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors 80 1,597 835 4,029 50.4
2 1962–63 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Warriors 80 1,463 660 3,586 44.8
3 1960–61 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors 79 1,251 531 3,033 38.4
4 1961–62 Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers 48 680 476 1,836 38.3
5 1959–60 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia Warriors 72 1,065 577 2,707 37.6
6 1986–87 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 82 1,098 12 833 3,041 37.1
7 1963–64 Wilt Chamberlain San Francisco Warriors 80 1,204 540 2,948 36.9
8 1966–67 Rick Barry San Francisco Warriors 78 1,011 753 2,775 35.6
9 2005–06 Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 80 978 180 696 2,832 35.4
10 1987–88 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 82 1,069 7 723 2,868 35.0
11 1971–72 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee Bucks 81 1,159 504 2,822 34.8
12 1960–61 Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers 73 931 676 2,538 34.8
13 1964–65 Wilt Chamberlain S.F. Warriors / Phila. 76ers 73 1,063 408 2,534 34.7
14 1974–75 Bob McAdoo Buffalo Braves 82 1,095 641 2,831 34.5
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1962–63 Elgin Baylor Los Angeles Lakers 80 1,029 661 2,719 34.0
1972–73 Nate Archibald Kansas City-Omaha Kings 80 1,028 663 2,719 34.0
17 1989–90 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 82 1,034 92 593 2,753 33.6
18 1965–66 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia 76ers 79 1,074 501 2,649 33.5
19 1979–80 George Gervin San Antonio Spurs 78 1,024 32 505 2,585 33.1
20 2005–06 Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 72 815 72 675 2,377 33.0
21 1984–85 Bernard King New York Knicks 55 691 1 426 1,809 32.9
22 1992–93 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 78 992 81 476 2,541 32.6
23 1988–89 Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 81 966 27 674 2,633 32.5
24 1981–82 George Gervin San Antonio Spurs 79 993 10 555 2,551 32.3
25 2002–03 Tracy McGrady Orlando Magic 75 829 173 576 2,407 32.1

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