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NBA Points

Category: Basketball

  • Most points in a game: 100, Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most points in a season: 4,029, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
  • Most points in a career: 38,387, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  Game(s)
1 Most points in a game: 100, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962
2 Most points in a half: 59, Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. New York Knicks) on March 2, 1962 (2nd)
3 Most points in a quarter: 37, Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors (vs. Sacramento Kings) on January 23, 2015 (3rd
4 Most points in an overtime period: 16, Gilbert Arenas, Washington Wizards (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on December 17, 2006
5 Most points in a triple-double: 60, James Harden, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic) on January 30, 2018
 
  Season(s)
1 Highest points per game average: 50.36, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
2 Most points: 4,029, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
3 Most 50-point games: 45, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
4 Most 40-point games: 63, Wilt Chamberlain, 1961–62
5 Most consecutive 50+ point games: 7, Wilt Chamberlain from December 16 – 29, 1961
6 Most consecutive 40+ point games: 14, Wilt Chamberlain from December 8 – 30, 1961 and January 11 – February 1, 1962
7 Most consecutive 30+ point games: 65, Wilt Chamberlain from November 4, 1961 – February 22, 1962
 
  Career
1 Most points: 38,387, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
2 Most consecutive seasons leading league in points: 7, Wilt Chamberlain (1959–60–1965–66); 7 by Michael Jordan (1986–87–1992–93)
3 Most 50+ point games: 118, Wilt Chamberlain
4 Most 40+ point games: 271, Wilt Chamberlain
5 Most consecutive 30+ point games: 65, Wilt Chamberlain from November 4, 1961 – February 22, 1963
6 Most consecutive 20+ point games: 126, Wilt Chamberlain from October 19, 1961 – January 19, 1963
7 Most consecutive 10+ point games: 1,002, LeBron James from January 6, 2007 – present (active)
  • Last Update: Jan 27, 2021
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