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NBA Field Goals

Category: Basketball

  • Most field goals made, game: 36, Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most field goals made, season: 1,597, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most field goals made, career: 15,837, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  Game(s)
1 Most field goals made in a game: 36, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
2 Most field goals attempted in a game: 63, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
3 Most field goals missed in a game: 42, Joe Fulks, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Providence Steamrollers) on March 18, 1948 (13/55)
4 Most field goals made in a half: 22, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)
5 Most field goals attempted in a half: 37, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)
6 Most field goals made in a quarter: 13, 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)
7 Most field goals attempted in a quarter: 21, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (4th)
8 Most field goals made in a game, no misses: 18, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Baltimore Bullets) on February 24, 1967
9 Most 2-point field goals made in a game: 36, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
10 Most 2-point field goals attempted in a game: 63, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
11 Most 2-point field goals missed in a game: 42, Joe Fulks, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Providence Steamrollers) on March 18, 1948 (13/55)
12 Most 3-point field goals made in a game: 14, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Chicago Bulls) on October 29, 2018 (14/24)
13 Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game: 24, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Chicago Bulls) on October 29, 2018 (14/24)
14 Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game, none made: 12, Brook Lopez, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Phoenix Suns) on November 23, 2018[22]
15 Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter: 9, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings) on January 23, 2015 (9/9)
16 Most 3-point field goals attempted in a quarter, no misses: 9, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings) on January 23, 2015 (9/9)
17 Most consecutive 3-point field goals made to start a game: 10, Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets (vs. Minnesota Timberwolves) on April 9, 2011 (10/11); 10 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Los Angeles Lakers) on January 21, 2019 (10/11)
18 Most 3-point field goals made in a half: 10, Chandler Parsons, Houston Rockets (vs. Memphis Grizzlies) on January 24, 2014 (10/11); 10 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (at Chicago Bulls) on October 29, 2018 (10/14)
19 Most 3-point field goals missed in a game: 16, Damon Stoudamire, Portland Trail Blazers (at Golden State Warriors) on April 15, 2005 (5/21); 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (at Orlando Magic) on January 13, 2019 (1/17); 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (vs. Sacramento Kings) on March 30, 2019 (7/23); 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (vs. New Orleans Pelicans) on October 26, 2019 (2/18); 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (at San Antonio Spurs) on December 3, 2019 (4/20); 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (at Atlanta Hawks) on January 8, 2020 (4/20) 16 by James Harden, Houston Rockets (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder) on January 20, 2020 (1/17)
 
  Season(s)
1 Most field goals made: 1,597, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
2 Highest field goal percentage: 74.19%, Mitchell Robinson, 2019–20
3 Most field goals attempted: 3,159, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
4 Most field goals missed: 1,562, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
5 Most 2-point field goals made: 1,597, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
6 Highest 2-point field goal percentage: 74.19%, Mitchell Robinson, 2019–20
7 Most 2-point field goals attempted: 3,159, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
8 Most 2-point field goals missed: 1,562, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
 
  Career
1 Most field goals made: 15,837, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2 Most consecutive seasons leading league in field goals made: 7, Wilt Chamberlain (1960–66); 7 by Michael Jordan (1987–93)
3 Most consecutive seasons leading league in field goals attempted: 7, Wilt Chamberlain (1960–66)
4 Most consecutive field goals made: 35, Wilt Chamberlain from February 17–28, 1967
5 Most consecutive games with a field goal made: 1,360, Tim Duncan from October 31, 1997 – December 30, 2015
  • Last Update: Jan 27, 2021
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