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NBA regular season records

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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). For records pertaining to the NBA All-Star Game and post-season, see the NBA All-Star Game records and NBA post-season records.

Regular season records

Game

Wilt Chamberlain holds 71 NBA records, 62 by himself.
  • Most minutes in a game
  • Most points in a half
  • 59 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)
  • Most points in a quarter
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 36 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • 63 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
  • 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)
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 37 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • Most field goals attempted in a quarter
  • 21 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (4th)
  • Most field goals made in a game, no misses
Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall hold the record for most 3's in a game with 12.
  • Most field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 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 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)[8]
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 28 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (28/32)
  • 28 by Adrian Dantley, Utah Jazz (vs. Houston Rockets) on January 4, 1984 (28/29)
  • Most free throws made in a game without a miss
  • 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)[11]
  • 39 by Dwight Howard, Los Angeles Lakers (at Orlando Magic) on March 12, 2013 (25/39)[12]
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 20 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat) on December 30, 1992
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 20 by Ben Wallace, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Clippers) on December 11, 2005
  • 55 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Boston Celtics) on November 24, 1960
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 32 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Philadelphia Warriors) on November 16, 1957[13]
  • 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
  • 13 by Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. New York Knicks) on March 4, 1987
  • Most defensive rebounds in a half
  • Most offensive rebounds in a quarter
  • Most defensive rebounds in a quarter
  • 13 by Happy Hairston, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on November 15, 1974
  • 30 by Scott Skiles, Orlando Magic (vs. Denver Nuggets) on December 30, 1990[14]
  • Most assists in a half
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 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 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
  • Quickest disqualification
  • 3 minutes by Bubba Wells, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Chicago Bulls) on December 29, 1997

Season

  • Most games played
  • Most minutes per game average
  • Most minutes
  • 3,882 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Highest points per game average
  • 50.36 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most points
  • 4,029 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most 50-point games
  • 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most 40-point games
  • 63 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most field goals made
  • 1,597 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 3,159 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most field goals missed
  • 1,562 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • Most free throws made
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 1,363 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • Most 3-point field goals made
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • Most rebounds
  • 2,149 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1960–61
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • Highest offensive rebounds per game average
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 587 by Moses Malone, 1978–79
  • Highest assists per game average
  • Most assists
  • Highest steals per game average
  • Most steals
  • 301 by Alvin Robertson, 1985–86
  • Highest blocks per game average
  • Most blocks
  • 456 by Mark Eaton, 1984–85
  • Highest turnovers per game average
  • Most turnovers
  • Most personal fouls
  • Most technical fouls
  • Most disqualifications
  • Most consecutive disqualifications
  • Triple-double per game average
  • Oscar Robertson: 30.8 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.4 assists, 1961–62. The only player to do so.
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 41 by Oscar Robertson, 1961–62

Career

  • Most games
  • 1,611 by Robert Parish
  • Most consecutive games
  • 1,192 by A.C. Green
  • Most minutes per game
  • 45.8 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most minutes
  • 57,446 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Highest points per game average
  • 30.12 by Michael Jordan
  • 38,387 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • 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 60+ point games
  • 32 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 50+ point games
  • 118 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 40+ point games
  • 271 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most 30+ point games
  • 562 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 20+ point games
  • 1,134 by Karl Malone
  • Most 10+ point games
  • 1,509 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most consecutive 50+ point games
  • 7 by Wilt Chamberlain from December 16–29, 1961
  • Most consecutive 40+ point games
  • 14 by Wilt Chamberlain from December 8–30, 1961 and January 11 – February 1, 1962[20]
  • Most consecutive 30+ point games
  • 65 by Wilt Chamberlain from November 4, 1961 – February 22, 1962
  • Most consecutive 20+ point games
  • 126 by Wilt Chamberlain from October 19, 1961 – January 19, 1963
  • Most consecutive 10+ point games
  • 866 by Michael Jordan from March 25, 1986 – December 26, 2001
  • Most field goals made
  • 15,837 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 28,307 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) 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)
  • Highest field goal percentage
  • 59.9% by Artis Gilmore
  • 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
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws made
  • 8 by Karl Malone
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • 97 by Micheal Williams from March 24 – November 9, 1993
  • Most free throws made
  • 9,787 by Karl Malone
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 13,188 by Karl Malone
  • Most seasons leading league in free throws attempted
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Highest free throw percentage
  • 90.42% by Steve Nash (3,038/3,360)
  • Most seasons leading league in free throw percentage
  • 7 by Bill Sharman
  • Most 3-point field goals made
  • 2,857 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 7,120 by Ray Allen
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage
  • 45.4% by Steve Kerr[21]
  • Most consecutive games with a field goal made
  • Most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made
  • 127 by Kyle Korver from November 4, 2012 – March 2, 2014 (73 in 2012–13; 54 in 2013–14)[23]
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made
  • 13 by Brent Price from January 15–19, 1996 and Terry Mills from December 4–7, 1996
  • 23,924 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Highest rebounds per game average
  • 22.9 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most seasons leading league in rebounds
  • 11 by Wilt Chamberlain
Dennis Rodman holds many rebounding records, including the most consecutive seasons leading the league in rebounding with 7.
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in rebounds
  • 7 by Dennis Rodman
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 6,731 by Moses Malone
  • 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
  • 11,406 by Karl Malone
  • Highest defensive rebounds per game average
  • 9.8 by Dave Cowens
  • Most seasons leading league in defensive rebounds
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in defensive rebounds
  • 15,806 by John Stockton
  • 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
  • 3,265 by John Stockton
  • Highest steals per game average
  • 2.71 by Alvin Robertson
  • Most consecutive games with at least 1 steal
  • 108 by Chris Paul[24]
  • Most seasons leading league in steals
  • Most consecutive seasons leading league in steals
  • 3,830 by Hakeem Olajuwon
  • 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
  • 3 by Dikembe Mutombo and Marcus Camby
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 181 by Oscar Robertson
  • Most consecutive triple-doubles
  • 9 by Wilt Chamberlain from March 8–20, 1968
  • Most personal fouls
  • 4,657 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most disqualifications
  • 127 by Vern Mikkelsen
  • Most technical fouls
  • 304 by Rasheed Wallace[25]

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.

  • Most points per game by a rookie
  • Most rebounds per game by a rookie
  • 27.0 by Wilt Chamberlain, 1959–60
  • 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 by a rookie
  • Most rebounds in a game by a rookie
  • 45 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Syracuse Nationals) on February 6, 1960
  • Most assists in a game by a rookie
  • Most steals in a game by a rookie
  • Most blocks in a game by a rookie
  • Most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made by a rookie
LeBron James is the youngest player to record a triple-double and every point milestone from 1,000 to 21,000.
  • Youngest/oldest player to record a triple-double
  • LeBron James is the youngest, doing so on January 19, 2005 for the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Portland Trail Blazers at the age of 20 years, 20 days. He had 27 points, 11 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
  • Leading the league in rebounding
  • 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 player to score 50+ points in a game
  • Oldest player to score 50+ points in a game
  • Oldest player to score 40+ points in a game
  • 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.[30]
  • 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 – Kobe Bryant (31 years, 151 days) on January 21, 2010
  • 30,000 Points – Kobe Bryant (34 years, 104 days) on December 5, 2012
  • 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[31]
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Youngest player to play a game
  • Youngest player to start a game
  • Oldest player to play a game
  • Oldest player to start a game

Team records

Game

Other than the longest game, all records in this section are since the 1954–55 season (the first season with a shot clock).

  • Longest game
  • The longest NBA game occurred on January 6, 1951 between the Olympians and Royals. Indianapolis beat Rochester 75–73 after 6 overtimes.[32]
  • 186 by the Detroit Pistons vs. the Denver Nuggets on December 13, 1983 (3 OT)[33]
  • Most points in a game – regulation
  • 173 by the Boston Celtics vs. the Minneapolis Lakers on February 27, 1959[34]
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Fewest points in a game
  • 49 by the Chicago Bulls vs. the Miami Heat on April 10, 1999[35]
  • 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, 1999
  • 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)
  • 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[37]
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 23 by the Orlando Magic vs. the Sacramento Kings on January 13, 2009[38]
  • 23 by the Houston Rockets vs. the Golden State Warriors on February 5, 2013[39]
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a half
  • 29 by the New York Knicks at the Chicago Bulls on December 17, 2009
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 22 by the Denver Nuggets vs. Portland Trail Blazers, December 21, 2012[40]
  • 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[41]
  • 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[42]
  • Fewest rebounds in a game
  • 17 by the Brooklyn Nets vs. the Oklahoma City Thunder on January 31, 2014[43]
  • 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[44]
  • 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) at the New York Knicks (1) on October 9, 1973
  • 2 – The San Antonio Spurs (1) at the Charlotte Hornets (1) on February 6, 1996
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 24 by the Toronto Raptors vs. the Golden State Warriors on November 7, 2001
  • Most blocks in a half
  • 16 by the Toronto Raptors vs. the Atlanta Hawks on March 23, 2001
  • Most turnovers in a game
  • 45 by the San Francisco Warriors vs. the Boston Celtics on March 9, 1971
  • Fewest turnovers in a game
  • 2 by the Milwaukee Bucks vs. the Indiana Pacers on April 1, 2006[45]
  • 2 by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. the Portland Trail Blazers on March 19, 2009 (OT)[46]
  • 2 by the Oklahoma City Thunder vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on March 6, 2013[47]
  • Most fouls in a game
  • 52 by the Utah Jazz at the Phoenix Suns on April 9, 1990 (OT)
  • 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[48]
  • Largest comebacks
  • 36 points (:20 left in 2nd) – The Utah Jazz overcame a 36-point deficit[49] to defeat the Denver Nuggets at home on November 27, 1996.[50] Utah trailed 34–70 with 20 seconds remaining 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.[51]
  • 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 defeat 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)

Season

  • Best record
  • 72-10 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season[52]
  • Worst record
  • 7-59 (0.106) 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 by the Boston Celtics in the 1985–86 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
  • Worst home record
  • 4-29 (0.121) 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
  • 31-7 (0.816) by the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1971–72 season [53]
  • Most road wins
  • 33 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • Worst road record
  • 0-20 (0.000) 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
  • 44 by the Chicago Bulls at the United Center over 2 regular seasons from March 30, 1995 – April 4, 1996
  • Longest road winning streak
  • 16 by the Los Angeles Lakers from November 6, 1971 – January 7, 1972
  • Longest losing streak
  • 26 by the Cleveland Cavaliers from December 20, 2010 – February 11, 2011
  • 26 by the Philadelphia 76ers from January 31, 2014 – 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: 15–0 by the Washington Capitols in the 1948–49 season (November 3 – December 4, 1948)
  • 0: 15–0 by the Houston Rockets in the 1993–94 season (November 5 – December 2, 1993)
  • 1: 23–1 by the New York Knicks in the 1969–70 season
  • 2: 27–2 by the Boston Celtics in the 2008–09 season
  • 3: 41–3 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 4: 46–4 by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1966–67 season
  • 5: 48–5 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 6: 54–6 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 7: 60–7 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 8: 66–8 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 9: 70–9 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • 10: 72–10 by the Chicago Bulls in the 1995–96 season
  • Worst starts (number of wins)
  • 0: 0–18 by the New Jersey Nets in the 2009–10 season (October 28 – December 2, 2009)
  • 1: 1–27 by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 1970–71 season
  • 2: 2–39 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: 6–58 by the Denver Nuggets in the 1997–98 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
  • -15.2 by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1992-93 season [54]
  • 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 fewer than 100 points
  • 35 by the Miami Heat from October 31, 2001 – January 14, 2002
  • Most steals per game
  • 12.9 by the Phoenix Suns in the 1977–78 season
  • Fewest steals per game
  • 5.55 by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2007–08 season
  • Fewest blocks per game
  • 2.49 by the New York Knicks in the 2008–09 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
  • 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
  • The Celtics improved from 24 wins in the 2006–07 season to 66 in the 2007–08 season.[55]
  • Only teams to have three players on NBA All-Defensive First Team

Franchise

  • Highest winning percentage
  • 62% by the Los Angeles Lakers (3,170–1,953)
  • Lowest winning percentage
  • 35% by the Charlotte Bobcats (250–472)
  • Best home record (min. 500 games)
  • 307-210 by the Chicago Bulls
  • Best record over
  • 2 Seasons: 141–23 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1996-97)
  • 3 Seasons: 203–43 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1997-98)
  • 4 Seasons: 251–77 by the Boston Celtics (1983-84-1986-87) and Los Angeles Lakers (1984-85-1987-88)
  • 5 Seasons: 311–99 by the Boston Celtics (1981-82-1985-86)
  • 10 Seasons: 570–209 by the Boston Celtics (1957-58-1966-67)
  • Best home record over
  • 2 Seasons: 79–3 by the Boston Celtics (1985-86-1986-87)
  • 3 Seasons: 115–8 by the Boston Celtics (1984-85-1986-87) and Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1997-98)
  • Best road record over
  • 2 Seasons: 63–19 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1996-97)
  • 3 Seasons: 88–35 by the Chicago Bulls (1995-96-1997-98)
  • Longest streak of at least one 3-point field goal made
  • 1,108 games: Dallas Mavericks (February 27, 1999 – December 14, 2012)[56]
  • Most consecutive 50+ win seasons
  • 15 seasons: by the San Antonio Spurs (1999-00–present)

Other records

  • Most consecutive points in a regular season game
  • 26 by Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves), December 10, 2008
  • 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.
  • Only player to record a double-triple-double (20+ in any 3 stats)
  • Wilt Chamberlain had 22 points, 25 rebounds, and 21 assists on February 4, 1968
  • 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
  • Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls, 1986–87, 1987–88)
  • Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets, 1988–89)
  • Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls, 1989–90)
  • Only players to lead a team in all 5 major statistics in the same season (points, rebounds, assists, steals, blocks)
  • 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
  • Don "Slick" Watts (Seattle SuperSonics, 1975–76)
  • Don Buse (Indiana Pacers, 1976–77)
  • Micheal Ray Richardson (New York Knicks, 1979–80)
  • John Stockton (Utah Jazz, 1988–89, 1991–92)
  • Chris Paul (New Orleans Hornets, 2007–08, 2008–09; Los Angeles Clippers, 2013–14)
  • Only players to lead the league in blocks and rebounding in the same season
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers, 1975–76)
  • Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers, 1976–77)
  • Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets, 1989–90)
  • Ben Wallace (Detroit Pistons, 2001–02)
  • Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic, 2008–09, 2009–10)[57][58]

Awards

  • Most regular season NBA MVP Awards
  • 6 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most All-NBA First Team honors
  • 11 by Karl Malone
  • Most All-NBA Team honors
  • 15 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most NBA All-Defensive First Team honors*
  • 9 by Michael Jordan, Gary Payton, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Garnett
  • Most NBA All-Defensive Team honors*
  • 13 by Tim Duncan
  • Most Defensive Player of the Year awards**
  • 4 by Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace

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

See also

Footnotes

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