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This article lists all-time records achieved in the NBA regular season in major statistical categories recognized by the league, including those set by teams and individuals in a game, season, and career. The NBA also recognizes records from its original incarnation, the Basketball Association of America (BAA).

Individual records

Game

  • Most minutes and seconds played in a game
  • Most minutes and seconds played in a game without a point
  • Most minutes and seconds played in a game without a field goal attempt
  • Most minutes and seconds played in a game without a point, a field goal attempt, a rebound, an assist, a steal, or a block
  • Most points in a game in the modern era
  • Most points in a game without a rebound
  • 61 by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New York Knicks) on February 2, 2010
  • Most points in a game without an assist
  • Most points in a game without a turnover
  • 62 by Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks (vs. Charlotte Bobcats) on January 24, 2014
  • Most points in a game without a rebound or an assist
  • 37 by Allan Houston (no steals or blocks, either), New York Knicks (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves) on December 2, 2000
  • Most points in a game without a 3-point field goal made and attempted and a free throw made and attempted
  • Most points in a game without any fouls
  • Most points in a game off the bench
  • Most points in a half
  • 59 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)[3]
  • Most points in a quarter
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • 16 by Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on December 17, 2006[5]
  • Most points in a triple-double
  • Quickest to reach a triple-double
  • 14 minutes and 33 seconds by Nikola Jokić, Denver Nuggets (at Milwaukee Bucks) on February 15, 2018.[7]
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 36 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962[3]
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • 63 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962[3]
  • Most field goals missed in a game
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 22 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)[3]
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 37 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)[3]
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • 13 by David Thompson, Denver Nuggets (vs. Detroit Pistons) on April 9, 1978 (1st)
  • 13 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings) on January 23, 2015 (3rd)
  • Most field goals attempted in a quarter
  • 21 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (4th)[3]
  • Most field goals made in a game, no misses
  • Most field goals made in a game, no misses in the modern era
  • Most field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 17 by Tim Hardaway, Golden State Warriors (at Minnesota Timberwolves) on December 27, 1991
  • Most field goals attempted in a game without a point
  • Most 2-point field goals made in a game
  • 36 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962[3]
  • Most 2-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 63 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962[3]
  • Most 2-point field goals missed in a game
  • 42 by Joe Fulks, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Providence Steamrollers) on March 18, 1948 (13/55)[9]
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 14 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Chicago Bulls) on October 29, 2018 (14/24)[10]
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 24 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Chicago Bulls) on October 29, 2018 (14/24)[10]
  • Most 3-point field goals missed in a game
  • 16 by Damon Stoudamire, Portland Trail Blazers (at Golden State Warriors) on April 15, 2005 (5/21)[11]
  • 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (at Orlando Magic) on January 13, 2019 (1/17)[12]
  • 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (vs. Sacramento Kings) on March 30, 2019 (7/23)
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game, no misses
  • 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)[13]
  • 10 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Los Angeles Lakers) on January 21, 2019 (10/11)[14]
  • Most 3-point field goals made without a 2-point field goal made
  • 10 by Joe Dumars, Detroit Pistons (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves) on November 8, 1994
  • Most 3-point field goals made without a free throw attempt
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 9 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings) on January 23, 2015 (9/9)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a quarter, no misses
  • 9 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings) on January 23, 2015 (9/9)
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 28 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (28/32)[3]
  • 28 by Adrian Dantley, Utah Jazz (vs. Houston Rockets) on January 4, 1984 (28/29)
  • Most free throws made in a game, no misses
  • Most consecutive free throws made in a game
  • Most free throws made in a game without a field goal made
  • Most free throws attempted in a game, none made
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • 39 by Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (vs. Golden State Warriors) on January 12, 2012 (21/39)[20]
  • 39 by Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers (at Orlando Magic) on March 12, 2013 (25/39)[21]
  • Most free throws missed in a game
  • 23 by Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons (at Houston Rockets) on January 20, 2016 (13/36)[22]
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 20 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat) on December 30, 1992
  • 20 by Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns (vs. Boston Celtics) on March 24, 2017
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 28 by Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons (vs. Houston Rockets) on January 20, 2016 (11/28)
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 55 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Boston Celtics) on November 24, 1960[3]
  • Most rebounds in a game without a point
  • Note: and second, third, and fourth most rebounds in a game without a point is also Dennis Rodman, done six times.
  • Most rebounds in a game without a point, an assist, a steal, or a block
  • 20 by Dennis Rodman, San Antonio Spurs (at Utah Jazz) on December 13, 1993
  • Most rebounds in a game without an offensive rebound
  • 21 by Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Sacramento Kings) on February 23, 2002
  • Most rebounds in a game without a defensive rebound
  • Most offensive rebounds in a game without a field goal attempt
  • 8 by Joel Anthony, Miami Heat (vs. Atlanta Hawks) on January 18, 2011
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • Most offensive rebounds in a game
  • 21 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on February 11, 1982
  • Most defensive rebounds in a game
  • Most offensive rebounds in a half
  • Most defensive rebounds in a half
  • Most offensive rebounds in a quarter
  • 11 by Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. New York Knicks) on March 4, 1987
  • 11 by Larry Smith, Golden State Warriors (vs. Denver Nuggets) on March 23, 1986
  • Most defensive rebounds in a quarter
  • Most assists in a game without a point
  • Most assists in a game without a point, a rebound, a steal, or a block
  • Most assists in a game without a field goal attempt
  • Most assists in a game without a turnover
  • Most assists in a half
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 14 by John Lucas, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Denver Nuggets) on April 15, 1984[27]
  • 14 by Steve Blake, Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Los Angeles Clippers) on February 22, 2009
  • Most steals in a game without a turnover
  • 11 by Kendall Gill, New Jersey Nets (vs. Miami Heat) on April 3, 1999
  • Most steals in a half
  • Most steals in a quarter
  • 8 by Fat Lever, Denver Nuggets (vs. Indiana Pacers) on March 9, 1985
  • 17 by Elmore Smith, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on October 28, 1973
  • Most blocks in a game without a rebound
  • 10 by Calvin Booth, Seattle SuperSonics (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers) on January 13, 2004
  • 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
  • Most turnovers in a game
  • 14 by John Drew, Atlanta Hawks (at New Jersey Nets) on March 1, 1977[28]
  • 14 by Jason Kidd, Phoenix Suns (vs. New York Knicks) on November 17, 2000[29]
  • Most turnovers in a game without an assist
  • Most turnovers in a game without a point while fouling out
  • Most personal fouls in a game
  • 7 by Cal Bowdler, Atlanta Hawks (at Portland Trail Blazers) on November 13, 1999
  • Quickest disqualification
  • 3 minutes by Bubba Wells, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Chicago Bulls) on December 29, 1997

Season

  • Most games played
  • Highest win percentage by a player
  • Most wins by a player
  • Highest win percentage by a head coach
  • Most wins by a head coach
  • Highest win percentage by a rookie head coach
  • Most wins by a rookie head coach
  • Most minutes per game average
  • Most minutes played
  • Highest points per game average
  • Highest points per game average by a non-All-Star
  • Most points
  • Most points by a non-All-Star
  • Most 50-point games
  • Most 40-point games
  • Most consecutive 50+ point games
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain from December 16 – 29, 1961[3]
  • Most consecutive 40+ point games
  • 14 by Wilt Chamberlain from December 8 – 30, 1961 and January 11 – February 1, 1962[30]
  • Most consecutive 30+ point games
  • 65 by Wilt Chamberlain from November 4, 1961 – February 22, 1962
  • Most field goals made
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • Most field goals attempted
  • Most field goals missed
  • Most 2-point field goals made
  • Highest 2-point field goal percentage
  • Most 2-point field goals attempted
  • Most 2-point field goals missed
  • Most free throws made
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • Most free throws attempted
  • Most 3-point field goals made
  • Most 3-point field goals made off the bench
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage
  • Highest 3-point field goals made per game average
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • Most 3-point field goals missed
  • Highest 3-point field goals attempted per game average
  • Highest 3-point field goals missed per game average
  • Most consecutive games with 5+ 3-point field goals made
  • 12 by James Harden from December 19, 2018 – January 11, 2019
  • Most consecutive games with 6+ 3-point field goals made
  • 5 by James Harden from November 1 – 11, 2017
  • 5 by Stephen Curry from October 21 – 28, 2018
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • Highest rebounds per game average by a non-All-Star
  • Most rebounds
  • Most rebounds by a non-All-Star
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • Highest offensive rebounds per game average
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • Highest assists per game average
  • Highest assists per game average by a non-All-Star
  • Most assists
  • Most assists by a non-All-Star
  • Highest steals per game average
  • Most steals
  • Highest blocks per game average
  • Most blocks
  • Most dunks
  • Highest turnovers per game average
  • Most turnovers
  • Most personal fouls
  • Most disqualifications
  • Most consecutive disqualifications
  • Most technical fouls by a player
  • Most ejections by a player
  • 7 by Rasheed Wallace (twice)
  • Triple-double per game average
  • Only player to average a triple-double in consecutive and multiple seasons
  • Russell Westbrook averaged 31.6 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 10.4 assists in 2016–17; 25.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 10.3 assists in 2017–18; 22.9 points, 11.1 rebounds, and 10.7 assists in 2018–19.
  • Most triple-doubles
  • Most consecutive triple-doubles

Career

  • Most games played with one team / franchise
  • 1,522 by Dirk Nowitzki
  • Most games by a head coach with one team / franchise
  • Most seasons by a head coach
  • 32 by Lenny Wilkens
  • 21 by Dirk Nowitzki
  • Most seasons by a head coach with one team / franchise
  • Highest win percentage by a player
  • Most wins by a player
  • 1,074 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most wins by a guard
  • 953 by John Stockton
  • Most wins by a point guard
  • 953 by John Stockton
  • Most wins by a shooting guard
  • 836 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most wins by a forward
  • Most wins by a small forward
  • Most wins by a power forward
  • 1,001 by Tim Duncan
  • Most wins by a center
  • 1,074 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most wins by a non-Hall of Famer
  • Most losses by a player
  • 729 by Moses Malone
  • Most losses by a guard
  • 715 by Vince Carter
  • Most losses by a point guard
  • Most losses by a shooting guard
  • 715 by Vince Carter
  • Most losses by a forward
  • Most losses by a small forward
  • Most losses by a power forward
  • 664 by Kevin Willis
  • Most losses by a center
  • 729 by Moses Malone
  • Most losses by a non-Hall of Famer
  • 664 by Kevin Willis
  • Highest win percentage by a head coach
  • 78.5% by Steve Kerr (322–99 - active)
  • Most wins by a head coach
  • Most wins by a head coach with one team / franchise
  • 1,245 by Gregg Popovich (active)
  • Most road wins by a head coach
  • 521 by Gregg Popovich (active)
  • Most losses by a head coach
  • 1,155 by Lenny Wilkens
  • Most losses by a head coach with one team / franchise
  • 682 by Jerry Sloan
  • Most starts
  • Most consecutive starts
  • 1,395 by Karl Malone
  • Most consecutive starts to begin an NBA career
  • Most games off the bench
  • Most consecutive games played, none missed
  • Most minutes per game
  • 45.8 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • 57,446 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most minutes played by a guard
  • 50,111 by Jason Kidd
  • Most minutes played by a point guard
  • 50,111 by Jason Kidd
  • Most minutes played by a shooting guard
  • 48,637 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most minutes played by a forward
  • 54,852 by Karl Malone
  • Most minutes played by a small forward
  • Most minutes played by a power forward
  • 54,852 by Karl Malone
  • Most minutes played by a center
  • 57,446 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most minutes played by a non-Hall of Famer
  • Most minutes played off the bench
  • 21,970 by Jamal Crawford
  • Highest points per game average
  • 30.12 by Michael Jordan
  • Highest points per game average by a non-All-Star
  • 38,387 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most points by a guard
  • 33,643 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most points by a point guard
  • 26,710 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most points by a shooting guard
  • 33,643 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most points by a forward
  • 36,928 by Karl Malone
  • Most points by a small forward
  • 32,543 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most points by a power forward
  • 36,928 by Karl Malone
  • Most points by a center
  • 38,387 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • 36,374 by Karl Malone
  • Most points by a non-Hall of Famer
  • Most points by a non-All-Star
  • 19,414 by Jamal Crawford (active)
  • Most points off the bench
  • 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
  • Most 2,000+ point seasons
  • 12 by Karl Malone
  • Most 1,000+ point seasons
  • 19 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most 60+ point games
  • 32 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 50+ point games
  • 118 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • Most 40+ point games
  • 271 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • Most 30+ point games
  • 562 by Michael Jordan
  • Most games with 30+ points and 10+ assists
  • 221 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most 20+ point games
  • 1,134 by Karl Malone
  • Most 10+ point games
  • 1,509 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most consecutive 30+ point games
  • 65 by Wilt Chamberlain from November 4, 1961 – February 22, 1963[34]
  • Most consecutive 20+ point games
  • 126 by Wilt Chamberlain from October 19, 1961 – January 19, 1963[35]
  • Most consecutive 10+ point games
  • 924 by LeBron James from January 6, 2007 – present (active)[36]
  • Most field goals made
  • 15,837 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Highest field goal percentage (min. 2000 FG)
  • Most field goals made off the bench
  • 4,477 by Dell Curry
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 28,307 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most field goals missed
  • 14,481 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most field goals attempted off the bench
  • 9,818 by Dell Curry
  • Most 2-point field goals made
  • 15,836 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Highest 2-point field goal percentage
  • 67.10% by DeAndre Jordan (active)
  • Most 2-point field goals attempted
  • 28,289 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most 2-point field goals missed
  • 12,453 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 (1960–66)[3] and Michael Jordan (1987–93)
  • 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 (1960–66)[3]
  • Most seasons leading league in field goal percentage
  • 10 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Most consecutive field goals made
  • 35 by Wilt Chamberlain from February 17–28, 1967[3]
  • Most consecutive games with a field goal made
  • 1,360 by Tim Duncan from October 31, 1997 – December 30, 2015.[37]
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws made
  • 8 by Karl Malone
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • 9,787 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws made by a guard
  • 8,378 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most free throws made by a point guard
  • 7,694 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most free throws made by a shooting guard
  • 8,378 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most free throws made by a forward
  • 9,787 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws made by a small forward
  • 7,140 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most free throws made by a power forward
  • 9,787 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws made by a center
  • 8,531 by Moses Malone
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • 90.43% by Steve Nash (3,060/3,384)
  • Most free throws made off the bench
  • 2,823 by Lou Williams
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 13,188 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws attempted by a guard
  • 10,011 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most free throws attempted by a point guard
  • 9,185 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most free throws attempted by a shooting guard
  • 10,011 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most free throws attempted by a forward
  • 13,188 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws attempted by a small forward
  • 9,701 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most free throws attempted by a power forward
  • 13,188 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws attempted by a center
  • 11,862 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most free throws missed
  • 5,805 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most free throws attempted off the bench
  • 3,385 by Lou Williams
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws attempted
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • Most seasons leading league in free throw percentage
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a guard
  • 2,973 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a point guard
  • 2,483 by Stephen Curry (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a shooting guard
  • 2,973 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a forward
  • 2,351 by Kyle Korver (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a small forward
  • 2,351 by Kyle Korver (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a power forward
  • 1,982 by Dirk Nowitzki (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals made by a center
  • 1,253 by Clifford Robinson
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage
  • 45.40% by Steve Kerr[38]
  • Highest 3-point field goals made per game average
  • 3.5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most 3-point field goals made off the bench
  • 1,215 by Jamal Crawford
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 7,429 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a guard
  • 7,429 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a point guard
  • 6,377 by Jamal Crawford (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a shooting guard
  • 7,429 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a forward
  • 5,816 by Paul Pierce
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a small forward
  • 5,816 by Paul Pierce
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a power forward
  • 5,210 by Dirk Nowitzki (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted by a center
  • 3,515 by Clifford Robinson
  • Highest 3-point field goals attempted per game average
  • 8.1 by Stephen Curry
  • Most 3-point field goals missed
  • 4,456 by Ray Allen
  • Highest 3-point field goals missed per game average
  • 4.7 by James Harden (active)
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted off the bench
  • 3,547 by Jamal Crawford
  • Most 3-point field goals missed off the bench
  • 2,332 by Jamal Crawford
  • Most games with 12+ 3-point field goals made
  • 2 by Stephen Curry
  • Most games with 11+ 3-point field goals made
  • 7 by Stephen Curry
  • Most games with 10+ 3-point field goals made
  • 15 by Stephen Curry
  • Most seasons leading league in 3-point field goals made
  • 5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in 3-point field goals made
  • 5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most seasons leading league in 3-point field goals attempted
  • 5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in 3-point field goals attempted
  • 5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most seasons with 300+ 3-point field goals made
  • 2 by Stephen Curry
  • Most consecutive seasons with 300+ 3-point field goals made
  • 2 by Stephen Curry
  • Most seasons with 250+ 3-point field goals made
  • 5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most consecutive seasons with 250+ 3-point field goals made
  • 5 by Stephen Curry
  • Most seasons with 200+ 3-point field goals made
  • 6 by Stephen Curry
  • Most consecutive seasons with 200+ 3-point field goals made
  • 6 by Stephen Curry
  • Most seasons with 100+ 3-point field goals made
  • 17 by Ray Allen
  • Most consecutive seasons with 100+ 3-point field goals made
  • Most seasons leading league in 3-point percentage
  • 4 by Kyle Korver
  • Most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made
  • 157 by Stephen Curry from November 13, 2014 – November 4, 2016 (73 in 2014–15; 79 in 2015–16; 5 in 2016–17)
  • 23,924 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • Most rebounds by a guard
  • 8,725 by Jason Kidd
  • Most rebounds by a point guard
  • 8,725 by Jason Kidd
  • Most rebounds by a shooting guard
  • 7,047 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most rebounds by a forward
  • 16,279 by Elvin Hayes
  • Most rebounds by a small forward
  • Most rebounds by a power forward
  • 16,279 by Elvin Hayes
  • Most rebounds by a center
  • 23,924 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most rebounds by a non-Hall of Famer
  • 13,017 by Buck Williams
  • Most rebounds by a non-All-Star
  • Most rebounds off the bench
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • 22.9 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • Highest rebounds per game average by a non-All-Star
  • 9.8 by Marcus Camby
  • Most seasons leading league in rebounds
  • 11 by Wilt Chamberlain[3]
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in rebounds
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 6,731 by Moses Malone
  • Most offensive rebounds off the bench
  • 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
  • 11,453 by Kevin Garnett
  • Most defensive rebounds off the bench
  • 2,506 by Detlef Schrempf
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • Most seasons leading league in defensive rebounds
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in defensive rebounds
  • 15,806 by John Stockton
  • Most assists by a guard
  • 15,806 by John Stockton
  • Most assists by a point guard
  • 15,806 by John Stockton
  • Most assists by a shooting guard
  • Most assists by a forward
  • 8,662 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most assists by a small forward
  • 8,662 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most assists by a power forward
  • 5,445 by Kevin Garnett
  • Most assists by a center
  • 5,660 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most assists by a non-Hall of Famer
  • Most assists by a non-All-Star
  • 8,524 by Andre Miller
  • Most assists off the bench
  • Most seasons leading league in assists
  • 9 by John Stockton
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in assists
  • Highest assists per game average
  • 11.2 by Magic Johnson
  • Highest assists per game average by a non-All-Star
  • 3,265 by John Stockton
  • Most steals by a guard
  • 3,265 by John Stockton
  • Most steals by a point guard
  • 3,265 by John Stockton
  • Most steals by a shooting guard
  • 2,514 by Michael Jordan
  • Most steals by a forward
  • 2,307 by Scottie Pippen
  • Most steals by a small forward
  • 2,307 by Scottie Pippen
  • Most steals by a power forward
  • 2,085 by Karl Malone
  • Most steals by a center
  • 2,162 by Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Most steals by a non-Hall of Famer
  • 2,112 by Alvin Robertson
  • Most steals off the bench
  • Highest steals per game average
  • 2.71 by Alvin Robertson
  • Most consecutive games with at least 1 steal
  • 108 by Chris Paul[39]
  • Most seasons leading league in steals
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in steals
  • 3,830 by Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Most blocks by a guard
  • 893 by Michael Jordan
  • Most blocks by a point guard
  • Most blocks by a shooting guard
  • 893 by Michael Jordan
  • Most blocks by a forward
  • 3,020 by Tim Duncan
  • Most blocks by a small forward
  • 1,713 by Josh Smith
  • Most blocks by a power forward
  • 3,020 by Tim Duncan
  • Most blocks by a center
  • 3,830 by Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Most blocks by a non-Hall of Famer
  • 3,064 by Mark Eaton
  • Most blocks off the bench
  • 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
  • Most dunks
  • 2,697 by Dwight Howard (active)
  • 4,524 by Karl Malone
  • Most turnovers by a guard
  • 4,244 by John Stockton
  • Most turnovers by a point guard
  • 4,244 by John Stockton
  • Most turnovers by a shooting guard
  • 4,010 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most turnovers by a forward
  • 4,524 by Karl Malone
  • Most turnovers by a small forward
  • 4,163 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most turnovers by a power forward
  • 4,524 by Karl Malone
  • Most turnovers by a center
  • 3,804 by Moses Malone
  • Most turnovers by a non-Hall of Famer
  • 3,493 by Reggie Theus
  • Most turnovers off the bench
  • 1,395 by Jamal Crawford
  • Most double-doubles
  • 841 by Tim Duncan
  • Most point-rebound double-doubles
  • 841 by Tim Duncan
  • Most point-assist double-doubles
  • 714 by John Stockton
  • Most games played before first career double-double
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 181 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most triple-doubles by a guard
  • 181 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most triple-doubles by a point guard
  • 181 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most triple-doubles by a shooting guard
  • 42 by James Harden (active)
  • Most triple-doubles by a forward
  • 81 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most triple-doubles by a small forward
  • 81 by LeBron James (active)
  • Most triple-doubles by a power forward
  • 22 by Draymond Green (active)
  • Most triple-doubles by a center
  • 78 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 50-point triple-doubles
  • 5 by James Harden (active)
  • Most seasons with 20+ triple-doubles
  • 5 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most seasons with 13+ triple-doubles
  • 6 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most personal fouls
  • 4,657 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most personal fouls off the bench
  • Most disqualifications
  • Most technical fouls by a player
  • 304 by Rasheed Wallace[40]
  • Most technical fouls by a head coach
  • 466 by Jerry Sloan
  • Most ejections by a player
  • 29 by Rasheed Wallace
  • Most ejections by a head coach
  • 79 by Don Nelson

Rookie and 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.

  • Youngest player to be drafted
  • Andrew Bynum was the youngest player to be drafted in NBA history at 17 years and 249 days after the Los Angeles Lakers selected him as the 10th overall pick in the 2005 NBA draft. He made his debut at 18 years and 6 days and was also the youngest to ever play in the NBA.[41]
  • Oldest player to be drafted
  • Bernard James was the oldest player to be drafted in NBA history at 27 years and 148 days after the Cleveland Cavaliers selected him as the 33rd overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft before trading his rights to the Dallas Mavericks. He made his debut at 27 years and 266 days.[42]
  • Youngest player debut
  • Andrew Bynum was the youngest player to debut in NBA history at 18 years and 6 days on his first game with the Los Angeles Lakers against the Denver Nuggets on November 2, 2005.[43]
  • Oldest player debut
  • Nat Hickey was the oldest player to debut in NBA history at 45 years and 362 days on his first game with the Providence Steamrollers against the St. Louis Bombers on January 27, 1949. He was the team's coach and activated himself as a player. He only played 2 games.[44][45]
  • Oldest NBA debut as a starter
  • Arvydas Sabonis was the oldest rookie as a starter in NBA history at 30 years and 319 days on his first game with the Portland Trail Blazers against the Vancouver Grizzles on November 3, 1995. He was drafted 24th overall during the 1986 NBA Draft but elected to play professionally in Europe for 9 years before officially entering the NBA.
  • Youngest NBA debut as a starter
  • LeBron James was the youngest rookie as a starter in NBA history at 18 years and 303 days on his first game with the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Sacramento Kings on October 29, 2003.
  • Youngest player to start a game
  • Kobe Bryant was the youngest player to start a game at 18 years, 158 days against the Dallas Mavericks on January 28, 1997.
  • Oldest player to play a game
  • Nat Hickey was the oldest player to play a game at 45 years, 363 days against the New York Knicks on January 28, 1948.
  • Oldest player to start a game
  • Robert Parish was the oldest player to start a game at 43 years, 118 days against the Atlanta Hawks on December 26, 1996.
  • Most points per game by a rookie
  • Most rebounds per game by a rookie
  • Most assists per game by a rookie
  • Most steals per game by a rookie
  • Most blocks per game by a rookie
  • Most points in a game in an NBA debut
  • 43 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (at New York Knicks) on October 24, 1959
  • Most points in a game by a rookie
  • 58 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Detroit Pistons) on January 25, 1960
  • 58 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (at New York Knicks) on February 21, 1960
  • Most rebounds in a game by a rookie
  • Most assists in a game by a rookie
  • Most steals in a game by a rookie
  • 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
  • Youngest/oldest player to score in a game
  • Andrew Bynum is the youngest to score in a game, doing so on November 20, 2005, 18 days after his debut, for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Chicago Bulls at the age of 18 years, 24 days. He had a total of 4 points with two free throws made and a field goal.
  • Nat Hickey is the oldest to score in a game, doing so on January 27, 1948 for the Providence Steamrollers vs. the St. Louis Bombers at the age of 45 years, 363 days. He had a total of 2 points with two free throws made and no field goals. These are the only points recorded by Hickey in his entire NBA career.
  • Youngest/oldest player to record a triple-double
  • Markelle Fultz is the youngest, doing so on April 11, 2018 for the Philadelphia 76ers vs. the Milwaukee Bucks at the age of 19 years, 317 days. He had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Karl Malone is the oldest, doing so on November 28, 2003 for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the San Antonio Spurs at the age of 40 years, 127 days. He had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Leading the league in scoring
  • Youngest: Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, at 21 years, 197 days (on April 14, 2010), led the league in scoring by averaging 30.1 points per game during the 2009–10 NBA season.[46][47]
  • Oldest: Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls, at 35 years, 61 days (on April 19, 1998), led the league in scoring by averaging 28.7 points per game during the 1997–98 NBA season.
  • Leading the league in rebounding
  • Youngest: Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic, at 22 years, 130 days (on April 16, 2008), led the league in rebounding by averaging 14.2 rebounds per game during the 2007–08 NBA season.[48]
  • Oldest: Dennis Rodman of the Chicago Bulls, at 36 years & 341 days (on April 19, 1998), led the league in rebounding by averaging 15 rebounds per game during the 1997–98 NBA season.
  • Leading the league in assists
  • Youngest: Oscar Robertson of the Cincinnati Royals, at 22 years, 108 days (on March 12, 1961), led the league in assists by averaging 9.7 assists per game in his rookie season during the 1960–61 NBA season.
  • Oldest: Steve Nash of the Phoenix Suns, at 37 years, 65 days (on April 13, 2011), led the league in assists by averaging 11.4 assists per game during the 2010–11 NBA season.
  • Leading the league in steals
  • Youngest: Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers, at 21 years, 227 days (on March 29, 1981), led the league in steals by averaging 3.7 steals per game during the 1980–81 NBA season.
  • Oldest: Mookie Blaylock of the Atlanta Hawks, at 31 years, 30 days on April 19, 1998, led the league in steals by averaging 2.6 steals per game during the 1997–98 NBA season.
  • Leading the league in blocks
  • Youngest: Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans, at 21 years, 36 days (on April 16, 2014), led the league in blocks by averaging 2.8 blocks per game during the 2013–14 NBA season.
  • Oldest: Marcus Camby of the Denver Nuggets, at 34 years, 25 days (on April 16, 2008), led the league in blocks by averaging 3.6 blocks per game during the 2007–08 NBA season.
  • Most consecutive games with 40+ points by a rookie
  • 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/Oldest player to score 70+ points in a game
  • Youngest: Devin Booker is the youngest player to score 70+ points in a game, scoring 70 points for the Phoenix Suns vs. the Boston Celtics at the age of 20 years, 145 days.
  • Oldest: David Robinson is the oldest player to score 70+ points in a game, scoring 71 points for the San Antonio Spurs vs. the Los Angeles Clippers at the age of 28 years, 261 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 60+ points in a game
  • Youngest: Devin Booker is the youngest player to score 60+ points in a game, scoring 70 points for the Phoenix Suns vs. the Boston Celtics at the age of 20 years, 145 days.[49]
  • Oldest: Kobe Bryant is the oldest player to score 60+ points in a game, scoring 60 points for the Los Angeles Lakers vs. the Utah Jazz at the age of 37 years, 234 days.[50]
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 50+ points in a game
  • Youngest: Brandon Jennings is the youngest player to score 50+ points in a game, scoring 55 points for the Milwaukee Bucks against the Golden State Warriors at the age of 20 years, 52 days.[51]
  • Oldest: Jamal Crawford is the oldest player to score 50+ points in a game, scoring 51 points for the Phoenix Suns against the Dallas Mavericks at the age of 39 years, 21 days.[52]
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 40+ points in a game
  • Youngest: LeBron James is the youngest player to score 40+ points in a game, scoring 41 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the New Jersey Nets at the age of 19 years, 88 days.
  • Oldest: Michael Jordan is the oldest player and only 40-year-old player to score 40+ points in a game, doing so with 43 points for the Washington Wizards vs. the New Jersey Nets at the age of 40 years, 4 days.[53]
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 30+ points in a game
  • Youngest: LeBron James is the youngest player to score 30+ points in a game, scoring 33 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Memphis Grizzlies at the age of 18 years, 334 days.
  • Oldest: Dirk Nowitzki is the oldest player to score 30+ points in a game, doing so with 30 points for the Dallas Mavericks vs. the Phoenix Suns at the age of 40 years, 294 days.[54]
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 20+ points in a game
  • Youngest: LeBron James is the youngest player to score 20+ points in a game, scoring 28 points for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Washington Wizards at the age of 18 years, 324 days.
  • Oldest: Vince Carter is the oldest player to score 20+ points in a game, doing so with 21 points for the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Miami Heat at the age of 42 years, 37 days.[55]
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 30+ points in a game as a reserve
  • Youngest: Kobe Bryant is the youngest player to score 30+ while coming off the bench, he scored 30 points for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Dallas Mavericks at the age of 19 years, 113 days.
  • Oldest: Michael Jordan is the oldest player to score 30+ while coming off the bench, he scored 34 points for the Washington Wizards against the Milwaukee Bucks at the age of 39 years, 40 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score 20+ points in a game as a reserve
  • Youngest: Jermaine O'Neal is the youngest player to score 20+ while coming off the bench, he scored 20 points for the Portland Trail Blazers against the Seattle SuperSonics at the age of 18 years, 101 days.
  • Oldest: Vince Carter is the oldest player to score 20+ while coming off the bench, he scored 21 points for the Atlanta Hawks against the Miami Heat at the age of 42 years, 37 days.[55]
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 20+ rebounds in a game
  • Youngest: Dwight Howard is the youngest player to rebound 20+ in a game, he grabbed 20 rebounds for the Orlando Magic against the Toronto Raptors at the age of 18 years, 359 days.
  • Oldest: Dikembe Mutombo is the oldest player to rebound 20+ in a game, he grabbed 22 rebounds for the Houston Rockets against the Denver Nuggets at the age of 40 years, 250 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 15+ rebounds in a game
  • Youngest: LeBron James is the youngest player to rebound 15+ in a game, he grabbed 16 rebounds for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Memphis Grizzlies at the age of 18 years, 334 days.
  • Oldest: Dikembe Mutombo is the oldest player to rebound 15+ in a game, he grabbed 15 rebounds for the Houston Rockets against the Golden State Warriors at the age of 42 years, 289 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 10+ rebounds in a game as a reserve
  • Youngest: Devin Booker is the youngest player to rebound 10+ in a game coming off the bench, he grabbed 10 rebounds for the Phoenix Suns against the Charlotte Hornets at the age of 19 years, 68 days.
  • Oldest: Kevin Willis is the oldest player to rebound 10+ in a game coming off the bench, he grabbed 10 rebounds for the Atlanta Hawks against the New York Knicks at the age of 42 years, 85 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 10+ steals in a game
  • Youngest: Ron Harper is the youngest player with 10+ steals in a game, he had 10 steals for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Philadelphia 76ers at the age of 23 years, 49 days.
  • Oldest: Jerry West is the oldest player with 10+ steals in a game, he had 10 steals for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Seattle Supersonics at the age of 35 years, 193 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 20+ assists in a game
  • Youngest: Ennis Whatley is the youngest player with 20+ assists in a game, he had 22 assists for the Chicago Bulls against the New York Knicks at the age of 21 years, 156 days.
  • Oldest: Steve Nash is the oldest player with 20+ assists in a game, he had 20 assists for the Phoenix Suns against the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 37 years, 43 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 10+ assists in a game
  • Youngest: LeBron James is the youngest player with 10+ assists in a game, he had 13 assists for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the New Jersey Nets at the age of 19 years, 88 days.
  • Oldest: John Stockton is the oldest player with 10+ assists in a game, he had 10 assists for the Utah Jazz against the San Antonio Spurs at the age of 41 years, 19 days.
  • Youngest/Oldest player with 10+ blocks in a game
  • Youngest: Josh Smith is the youngest player with 10+ blocks in a game, he had 10 blocks for the Atlanta Hawks against the Dallas Mavericks at the age of 19 years, 13 days.
  • Oldest: Dikembe Mutombo is the oldest player with 10+ blocks in a game, he had 10 blocks for the New York Knicks against the New Jersey Nets at the age of 37 years, 193 days.
LeBron James is the youngest player to record every point milestone from 1,000 to 32,000.
  • Youngest player to reach... (career)
  • 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 – LeBron James (28 years, 17 days) on January 16, 2013
  • 25,000 Points – LeBron James (30 years, 307 days) on November 2, 2015
  • 30,000 Points – LeBron James (33 years, 24 days) on January 23, 2018[56]
  • 35,000 Points – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38 years, 348 days) on March 30, 1986
  • 1,000 Rebounds – Dwight Howard (19 years, 356 days) on November 29, 2005
  • 5,000 Rebounds – Dwight Howard (23 years, 112 days) on March 30, 2009
  • 10,000 Rebounds – Wilt Chamberlain (28 years, 81 days) on November 10, 1964[57]
  • 15,000 Rebounds – Wilt Chamberlain (30 years, 176 days) on February 13, 1967
  • 20,000 Rebounds – Bill Russell (34 years, 23 days) on March 6, 1968
  • 1,000 Assists – LeBron James (20 years, 102 days) on April 11, 2005
  • 5,000 Assists – Magic Johnson (26 years, 246 days) on April 17, 1986
  • 10,000 Assists – John Stockton (32 years, 329 days) on February 18, 1995
  • 500 Steals – LeBron James (22 years, 29 days) on January 28, 2007
  • 1,000 Steals – Isiah Thomas (25 years, 264 days) on January 19, 1987
  • 1,500 Steals – Alvin Robertson (28 years, 207 days) on February 14, 1991
  • 2,000 Steals – John Stockton (32 years, 3 days) on March 29, 1994
  • 500 Blocks – Josh Smith (21 years, 88 days) on March 3, 2007
  • 1,000 Blocks – Josh Smith (24 years, 59 days) on February 2, 2010
  • 2,000 Blocks – Hakeem Olajuwon (29 years, 33 days) on February 23, 1992
  • 3,000 Blocks – Hakeem Olajuwon (32 years, 298 days) on November 15, 1995
  • 500 3-Point Field Goals – Devin Booker (22 years, 127 days) on March 6, 2019
  • 1,000 3-Point Field Goals – Bradley Beal (25 years, 223 days) on February 6, 2019
  • 1,500 3-Point Field Goals – Stephen Curry (27 years, 363 days) on March 11, 2016 and Klay Thompson (27 years, 363 days) on February 6, 2018
  • 2,000 3-Point Field Goals – Stephen Curry (29 years, 265 days) on December 4, 2017
  • 2,500 3-Point Field Goals – Ray Allen (35 years, 158 days) on December 25, 2010
  • 1,000 Free Throws – LeBron James (20 years, 352 days) on December 17, 2005
  • 2,000 Free Throws – Kevin Durant (22 years, 146 days) on February 22, 2011
  • 3,000 Free Throws – LeBron James (24 years, 91 days) on March 31, 2009
  • 4,000 Free Throws – Kevin Durant (25 years, 199 days) on April 16, 2014
  • 5,000 Free Throws – LeBron James (28 years, 325 days) on November 20, 2013
  • 6,000 Free Throws – Oscar Robertson (30 years, 85 days) on February 17, 1969
  • 7,000 Free Throws – Kobe Bryant (32 years, 230 days) on April 10, 2011
  • 8,000 Free Throws – Kobe Bryant (36 years, 81 days) on November 12, 2014
  • 9,000 Free Throws – Karl Malone (38 years, 209 days) on February 18, 2002
  • 500 Turnovers — LeBron James (20 years, 92 days) on April 1, 2006
  • 1,000 Turnovers — LeBron James (22 years, 80 days) on March 20, 2008
  • 1,500 Turnovers — LeBron James (24 years, 75 days) on March 15, 2010
  • 2,000 Turnovers — LeBron James (26 years, 48 days) on February 16, 2012
  • 2,500 Turnovers — LeBron James (28 years, 80 days) on March 20, 2014
  • 3,000 Turnovers — Russell Westbrook (29 years, 150 days) on April 11, 2019
  • 3,500 Turnovers — LeBron James (32 years, 31 days) on January 30, 2018
  • 4,000 Turnovers — LeBron James (33 years, 312 days) on November 7, 2018
  • 4,500 Turnovers — Karl Malone (40 years, 252 days) on April 1, 2005
  • 500 Fouls — Dwight Howard (20 years, 128 days) on April 15, 2007
  • 1,000 Fouls — Dwight Howard (22 years, 108 days) on March 25, 2009
  • 1,500 Fouls — Dwight Howard (24 years, 71 days) on February 17, 2011
  • 2,000 Fouls — Shawn Kemp (26 years, 119 days) on March 24, 1997
  • 2,500 Fouls — Shawn Kemp (28 years, 48 days) on January 13, 1999
  • 3,000 Fouls — Shawn Kemp (30 years, 47 days) on January 12, 2001
  • 3,500 Fouls — Shawn Kemp (32 years, 68 days) on February 2, 2003
  • 4,000 Fouls – Hakeem Olajuwon (36 years, 101 days) on May 2, 2000
  • 4,500 Fouls — Karl Malone (40 years, 120 days) on November 11, 2003
  • 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
  • Fewest games played to reach 30,000 points
  • 941 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Youngest player to receive All-NBA First Team honors
  • LeBron James (21 years, 138 days)
  • Oldest player to receive All-NBA First Team honors
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, he was 39 years and 35 days old in his last game for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1985–86 regular season.
  • Youngest player to receive regular season NBA MVP award
  • Oldest player to receive regular season NBA MVP award
  • Karl Malone (35 years, 284 days)

Team records

Game

Note: Other than the longest game and disqualifications in a game, all records in this section are since the 24-second shot clock was instituted for 1954–55 season onward.

  • Longest game
  • The longest NBA game occurred on January 6, 1951 between the Olympians and Royals. Indianapolis beat Rochester 75–73 after 6 overtimes.[58]
  • 186 by the Detroit Pistons vs. the Denver Nuggets on December 13, 1983 (3 OT)[59]
  • Most points in a game – regulation
  • 173 by the Boston Celtics vs. the Minneapolis Lakers on February 27, 1959[60]
  • 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
  • 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
  • Most combined points in an overtime period
  • 46 – Dallas Mavericks (23) at Houston Rockets (23) on April 11, 1995 (1st OT)
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 74 by the Detroit Pistons (186) at the Denver Nuggets (184) in 3 overtimes on December 13, 1983
  • Fewest points in a game
  • 49 by the Chicago Bulls vs. the Miami Heat on April 10, 1999[61]
  • 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, 2000
  • Fewest points in 2nd half
  • Fewest points in a quarter
  • 2 by the Dallas Mavericks at the Los Angeles Lakers on April 6, 1997
  • 2 by the Golden State Warriors vs. the Toronto Raptors on February 8, 2004
  • 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
  • 0 by the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Miami Heat on January 5, 2012 (3rd OT)
  • 0 by the Chicago Bulls vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on November 7, 2015
  • 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
  • 15 – The New York Knicks (8) at the Orlando Magic (7) on April 11, 2015
  • 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
  • 16 by the Orlando Magic vs. the Boston Celtics on January 23, 2012[63]
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 27 by the Houston Rockets vs. the Phoenix Suns on April 7, 2019
  • Most combined 3-point field goals made in a game
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 22 by the Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, December 21, 2012[66]
  • Most combined 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 106 – The Houston Rockets (70) vs. the Brooklyn Nets (36) on January 16, 2019[65]
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 17 by the Golden State Warriors at the Chicago Bulls on October 29, 2018[67]
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a half
  • 35 by the Houston Rockets vs. the Brooklyn Nets on January 16, 2019[65]
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 61 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Utah Jazz on April 9, 1990
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • 80 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Utah Jazz on April 9, 1990
  • Most combined free throws made in a game
  • 92 – The Boston Celtics (50) vs. the New York Knicks (42) on November 18, 2006
  • Most combined free throws attempted in a game
  • 121 – The Phoenix Suns (80) vs. the Utah Jazz (41) on April 9, 1990
  • Fewest free throws made in a game
  • 0 by the Toronto Raptors vs. the Charlotte Hornets on January 9, 1996 (0/3)
  • Fewest free throws attempted in a game
  • 1 by the Memphis Grizzlies vs. the Atlanta Hawks on February 8, 2014
  • 1 by the Atlanta Hawks vs. the Orlando Magic on April 1, 2018
  • Fewest combined free throws made in a game
  • 7 – The Baltimore Bullets (4) vs. the Milwaukee Bucks (3) on January 1, 1973
  • Fewest combined free throws attempted in a game
  • 12 – San Diego Clippers (9) vs. the Los Angeles Lakers (3) on March 28, 1980
  • Largest margin of victory in a game
  • 68 – The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Miami Heat 148–80 on December 17, 1991
  • Only team to double its opponents' score in a game
  • The Indiana Pacers defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 124–59 on February 27, 1998[68]
  • Largest margin of victory in a quarter
  • 36 – The Los Angeles Lakers outscored the Sacramento Kings 40–4 in the 1st quarter on February 4, 1988[69]
  • 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 rebounds in a game
  • 109 by the Boston Celtics vs. the Detroit Pistons on December 24, 1960[70]
  • Fewest rebounds in a game
  • 17 by the Brooklyn Nets vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 31, 2014[71]
  • Most assists in a game
  • 53 by the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Detroit Pistons on December 26, 1978[72]
  • Most assists in a half
  • 33 by the Phoenix Suns vs. the Denver Nuggets on November 10, 1990[72]
  • Fewest assists in a game
  • 3 by the Boston Celtics vs. the Minneapolis Lakers on November 28, 1956[72]
  • 3 by the Baltimore Bullets vs. the Boston Celtics on October 16, 1963[72]
  • 3 by the Cincinnati Royals vs. the Chicago Bulls on December 5, 1967[72]
  • 3 by the New York Knicks vs. the Boston Celtics on March 28, 1976[72]
  • Fewest combined assists in a game
  • 18 – The Atlanta Hawks (5) vs. the New York Knicks (13) on April 28, 1999
  • 18 – The Denver Nuggets (7) vs. the Miami Heat (11) on February 21, 2004
  • 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[73]
  • 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) vs. the New York Knicks (1) on October 9, 1973
  • 2 – The San Antonio Spurs (1) vs. the Charlotte Hornets (1) on February 6, 1996
  • 2 – The Miami Heat (1) vs. the Los Angeles Lakers (1) on January 16, 2006
  • 2 – The New York Knicks (0) vs. the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2) on February 10, 2006
  • 2 – The Orlando Magic (0) vs. the Houston Rockets (2) on January 22, 2011
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 23 by the Toronto Raptors vs. the Atlanta Hawks on March 23, 2001
  • Most blocks in a half
  • 16 during the 1st half by the Toronto Raptors vs. the Atlanta Hawks on March 23, 2001
  • 16 during the 2nd half by the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors on November 7, 2001
  • Most combined blocks in a game
  • 32 – The Philadelphia 76ers (20) vs. the Seattle SuperSonics (12) on March 9, 1984
  • Most turnovers in a game
  • 45 by the San Francisco Warriors vs. the Boston Celtics on March 9, 1971
  • Most combined turnovers in a game
  • 69 – The Phoenix Suns (39) vs. the Denver Nuggets (30) on October 29, 1985
  • Fewest turnovers in a game
  • 2 by the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Indiana Pacers on April 1, 2006[74]
  • 2 by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on March 19, 2009 (OT)[75]
  • 2 by the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on March 6, 2013[76]
  • 2 by the Charlotte Hornets vs. the Milwaukee Bucks on March 28, 2017
  • Fewest combined turnovers in a game
  • 9 – The San Antonio Spurs (4) vs. the Los Angeles Clippers (5) on December 13, 2005 (OT)
  • 9 – The Cleveland Cavaliers (4) vs. the New Jersey Nets (5) on March 22, 2009
  • Most fouls in a game
  • 52 by the Utah Jazz at the Phoenix Suns on April 9, 1990 (OT)
  • Fewest fouls in a game
  • 5 by the Dallas Mavericks at the San Antonio Spurs on November 20, 1999
  • 5 by the Orlando Magic at the Philadelphia 76ers on February 4, 2013
  • Most disqualifications in a game
  • 8 by the Syracuse Nationals vs the Baltimore Bullets on November 15, 1952 (OT)
  • Most fast-break points in a game
  • 56 by the Phoenix Suns at the Golden State Warriors on March 15, 2009[77]
  • Largest comebacks
  • 36 points (:20 left in 2nd) – The Utah Jazz overcame a 36-point deficit[78] to defeat the Denver Nuggets at home on November 27, 1996.[79] Utah trailed 70–34 with 20 seconds left in the 1st half, but outscored Denver 73–33 during the rest of the game to win 107–103. This is the largest overall deficit overcome in NBA history.[80]
  • 35 points (8:50 left in 3rd) – The Sacramento Kings were down 79–44 to the Chicago Bulls on December 21, 2009, but the Kings, led by Tyreke Evans's 23 points, charged back, winning the game 102–98.
  • 29 points (8:43 left in 4th) – The Milwaukee Bucks overcame a 29-point deficit to beat the Atlanta Hawks on the road on November 25, 1977. This is the largest 4th quarter deficit overcome in NBA history. Atlanta led 111–82 when Milwaukee went on a 35–4 run to win 117–115.
  • Teams that 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)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Denver Nuggets on February 19, 2012 (OT) (Kevin Durant 51, Russell Westbrook 40)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 23, 2012 (2 OT) (Russell Westbrook 45, Kevin Durant 40)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Orlando Magic on October 30, 2015 (2 OT) (Russell Westbrook 48, Kevin Durant 43)
  • The Minnesota Timberwolves at the Los Angeles Lakers on April 9, 2017 (Andrew Wiggins 41, Karl-Anthony Towns 40)
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Utah Jazz on February 22, 2019 (2 OT) (Paul George 45, Russell Westbrook 43)

Season

  • Best record
  • 73–9 (.890) by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • Worst record
  • 7–59 (.106) by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011–12 season
  • Most losses
  • 73 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972–73 season
  • Fewest wins
  • 6 by the Providence Steamrollers in the 1947–48 season
  • Best home record
  • 40–1 (.976) by the Boston Celtics in the 1985–86 season
  • 40–1 (.976) by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2015–16 season
  • Fewest home losses
  • 1 by the Washington Capitols in the 1946–47 season
  • 1 by the Minneapolis Lakers, Syracuse Nationals, and Rochester Royals in the 1949–50 season
  • 1 by the Boston Celtics in the 1985–86 season
  • 1 by the San Antonio Spurs in the 2015–16 season
  • Worst home record
  • 4–29 (.121) by the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2011–12 season
  • Fewest home wins
  • 3 by the Providence Steamrollers in the 1947–48 season
  • Most home losses
  • 35 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1993–94 season
  • Best road record
  • 34–7 (.829) by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • Most road wins
  • 34 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • Worst road record
  • 0–20 (.000) by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1953–54 season
  • Most road losses
  • 40 by the Sacramento Kings in the 1990–91 season
  • Longest winning streak
  • 33 by the Los Angeles Lakers from November 5, 1971 – January 7, 1972
  • Longest home winning streak
  • 54 by the Golden State Warriors over 2 regular seasons from January 31, 2015 – March 29, 2016
  • Longest road winning streak
  • 16 by the Los Angeles Lakers from November 6, 1971 – January 7, 1972
  • Longest losing streak
  • 28 by the Philadelphia 76ers over 2 regular seasons from March 27, 2015 – November 29, 2015
  • Longest single-season losing streak
  • 26 by the Cleveland Cavaliers from December 20, 2010 – February 9, 2011
  • 26 by the Philadelphia 76ers from January 31 – March 27, 2014
  • 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)
  • 38–3 by the Miami Heat in the 2012–13 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: 24–0 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season (October 27 – December 11, 2015)
  • 1: 29–1 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 2: 36–2 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 3: 41–3 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 4: 48–4 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 5: 55–5 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 6: 62–6 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 7: 68–7 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 8: 69–8 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • 9: 73–9 by the Golden State Warriors in the 2015–16 season
  • Worst starts (number of wins)
  • 0: 0–18 by the New Jersey Nets in the 2009–10 season (October 28 – December 2, 2009)
  • 0: 0–18 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015–16 season (October 28 – November 29, 2015)
  • 1: 1–30 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2015–16 season
  • 2: 2–39 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1993–94 season
  • 3: 3–40 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: 6–59 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972–73 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: 9–73 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1972–73 season
  • Highest average point differential
  • 12.3 by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971–72 season
  • Lowest average point differential
  • 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 less than 100 points
  • 35 by the Miami Heat from October 31, 2001 – January 14, 2002
  • Most rebounds per game
  • 80.2 by the Boston Celtics in the 1959–60 season
  • Fewest rebounds per game
  • 35.6 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1995–96 season
  • Most steals per game
  • 12.9 by the Phoenix Suns in the 1977–78 season
  • Fewest steals per game
  • 5.54 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2013–14 season
  • Most blocks per game
  • 8.7 by the Washington Bullets in the 1985–86 season
  • Fewest blocks per game
  • 2.38 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018–19 season
  • Most turnovers per game
  • 24.5 by the Denver Nuggets in the 1976–77 season
  • Fewest turnovers per game
  • 11.2 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 2011–12 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
  • 16–0 by the Los Angeles Clippers in December 2012
  • 16–0 by the San Antonio Spurs in March 2014
  • 17–0 by the Atlanta Hawks in January 2015
  • 16–0 by the Golden State Warriors in November 2015
  • 12-0 by the Houston Rockets in February 2018
  • 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
  • Only teams to have three players on NBA All-Defensive First Team

Franchise

  • Highest winning percentage
  • 62.2% by the San Antonio Spurs (2,114–1,282)
  • Lowest winning percentage
  • 39.7% by the Minnesota Timberwolves (925–1,405)
  • Best record over
  • Best home record over
  • Best road record over
  • Longest streak of at least one 3-point field goal made
  • 1,222 games: Phoenix Suns (March 29, 2004–Present)[83]
  • Most consecutive 50+ win seasons

Other records

  • Most consecutive points in a regular season game
  • 26 by Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves), December 10, 2008
  • Most consecutive unanswered points in a regular season game
  • 13 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings), January 23, 2015 (starting at 79–70 with 3:04 left in 3rd quarter, until 92–70 with 1:02 left in the same quarter)
  • Largest attendance at a game
  • Regular season or Playoffs: 62,046 on March 27, 1998, Chicago Bulls at the Atlanta Hawks in the Georgia Dome. This was one of the last regular season games Michael Jordan played before his 2nd retirement.
  • Double-triple-doubles (20+ in any 3 stats)
  • Wilt Chamberlain had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists on February 4, 1968
  • Russell Westbrook had 20 points, 20 rebounds, and 21 assists on April 2, 2019
  • Only player to record a 20-20 on a 5x5 (20+ in any 2 stats and at least 5 on the remaining 3 stats)
  • Jusuf Nurkic recorded 24 points, 23 rebounds, 7 assists, 5 steals and 5 blocks on January 1, 2019.[84]
  • Quadruple-doubles (10+ in any 4 stats)
  • 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 (40+ for both points and rebounds, achieved eight times)
  • 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 the 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)
  • Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics, 1977–78)
  • Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls, 1994–95)
  • Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2002–03)
  • LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers, 2008–09)
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks, 2016–17)
  • 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 rebounding in the same season
  • Most Franchises Played For[87]

Awards

  • Most regular season NBA MVP Awards
  • 6 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most All-NBA First Team honors
  • 12 by LeBron James
  • Most All-NBA Team honors
  • 15 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant
  • Most NBA All-Defensive First Team honors*
  • 9 by Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett
  • Most NBA All-Defensive Team honors*
  • 15 by Tim Duncan
  • Most Defensive Player of the Year awards**
  • 4 by Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace
  • Most Sixth Man of the Year awards
  • 3 by Jamal Crawford and Lou Williams

* This award has only been given since the 1968–69 season.
** This award has only been given since the 1982–83 season.

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