Record NBA Points, Players with the most 50-Point Games

Here is the ranking of the players with the most games of 50 (or more) points in the NBA

Chamberlain in azione con i Sixers

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

1Wilt Chamberlain118
2Michael Jordan31
3Kobe Bryant25
4James Harden23
5Elgin Baylor17
6Damian Lillard15
7Rick Barry14
LeBron James14
9Allen Iverson11
Stephen Curry11
11Kareem Abdul-Jabbar10
12Kevin Durant9
13Bernard King8
14Dominique Wilkins7
15Pete Maravich6
Adrian Dantley6
Bob Pettit6
Kyrie Irving6
Giannis Antetokounmpo6
20Russell Westbrook5
Jerry West5
George Gervin5
Bradley Beal5
Anthony Davis5
Devin Booker5
Jayson Tatum5
Luka Doncic5

Ranking of Active Players with the Most 50-Point Games

1James Harden23
2Damian Lillard15
3LeBron James14
4Stephen Curry11
5Kevin Durant9
6Kyrie Irving6
7Russell Westbrook5
Bradley Beal5
Anthony Davis5
10Carmelo Anthony4
Jayson Tatum4
Joel Embiid4
13Devin Booker3
Giannis Antetokounmpo3
Klay Thompson3

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