When talking about NBA single-game scoring records, it usually refers to legendary performances and unforgettable games that become part of basketball lore. However, some players seem to have a knack for putting up incredible numbers multiple times, showcasing their superhero-like abilities and fully expressing their game.
The last in the timeline is Stephen Curry, who in the game against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 15th, 2023, scored 50 points, 2 rebounds, and 6 assists, thus surpassing two legends, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Allen Iverson, and moving up to the 10th spot on this special ranking
After the rankings of the NBA’s all-time leading scorers and NBA Single Game Point Record, here is the list of players who have scored 50 or more points in the most games. Spoiler alert: some illustrious names are missing, including a two-time MVP!
Record of 50-Point Games
The record for the most NBA games with 50 or more points scored belongs to basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 50 or more points 118 times during his 14-year NBA career, playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors, and the Philadelphia 76ers.
The former number 13 of the yellow and purple shattered all of his “rivals,” establishing an unbeatable record. It’s worth noting that there is an 81-game difference between him and the second-ranked player, none other than Michael Jordan.
Chamberlain also holds the record for the most points scored in a single NBA game, putting up an astounding 100 points in a game between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks in 1962.
Among the players still active in the NBA, James Harden of the Brooklyn Nets stands out, holding the fourth spot on the list and trailing the record holder by 95 games. It’s a huge gap!
Ranking of Players with the Most 50-Point Games
Ranking of Active Players with the Most 50-Point Games