Highest-Scoring NBA Games

The most combined points match dates back to 1983. Let’s find out which teams hold this record and the All Time Top 20.

The game on February 25th, 2023, between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers, which ended with a score of 176-175, is only the second game with the highest score in NBA history

We often wonder who is the player who scored the most points in an NBA game. But have you ever wondered which team scored the most points in a single game or in which match were scored the most points in total?

Here you are the Top 20 games ended with the highest score in the history of the NBA.

And if you still need numbers and records, here you are the NBA single game points record and NBA Most Wins in a Regular Season.

NBA Highest-Scoring Record

The highest score was recorded on December 13, 1983, in the game between Denver Nuggets and Detroit Pistons, ended with the score of 184 to 186. The teams combined to score 370 points after 3 OT.

The two franchises broke other records:

  • the only NBA match with 4 players who scored 40 points at least (Isiah Thomas and John Long for the Pistons; Kiki Vandeweghe and Alex English for the Nuggets);
  • record of points scored by a team (Detroit Pistons’ 186);
  • record of points scored by the losing team (Denver Nuggets’ 184);
  • more tempted shots and assists, combining the two franchises statistics;
  • more tempted shots by a single team.

NBA Playoff Highest-Scoring Record

The NBA Playoff highest-scoring match was played on May 11, 1992 between Portland and Phoenix and ended with the score of 151 to 153.

It was Game 4 of their Western Conference Semifinal Round series and is only charted at No. 20 of the All-Time highest-scoring matches.

Here you are the full list:

Highest-Scoring NBA Games

#MatchTotal pointsDateOTRS/PO
1Denver Nuggets 184-186 Detroit Pistons370December 13, 19833RS
2Sacramento Kings 176 – Los Angeles Clipppers 175351February 25, 20232RS
2San Antonio Spurs 171-166 Milwaukee Bucks337March 6, 19823RS
3Atlanta Hawks 161-168 Chicago Bulls329March 1, 20194RS
4Denver Nuggets 158-162 Golden State Warriors320November 2, 19900RS
5Denver Nuggets 163-155 San Antonio Spurs318Januuary 11, 19840RS
New Jersey Nets 157-161 Phoenix Suns318December 7, 20062RS
7Washington Wizards 158-159 Houston Rockets317October 31, 20190RS
8Philadelphia Warriors 169-147 New York Knicks316March 2, 19620RS
Cincinnati Royals 165-151 San Diego Rockets316March 12, 19700RS
Phoenix Suns 173-143 Denver Nuggets316November 10, 19900RS
11San Antonio Spurs 161-153 Denver Nuggets314November 7, 19900RS
12Boston Celtics 173-139 Minneapolis Lakers312February 2, 19590RS
13San Antonio Spurs 157-154 Denver Nuggets311April 15, 19840RS
Portland Trail Blazers 155-156 Chicago Bulls311March 16, 19844RS
Syracuse Nationals 163-148 San Francisco Warriors311March 10, 19630RS
16Milwaukee Bucks 155-154 Seattle Supersonics309November 9, 19895RS
Indiana Pacers Vs Atlanta Hawks309November 22, 20230RS
17Cleveland Cavaliers 154-153 Los Angeles Lakers307January 29, 19804RS
18Denver Nuggets 155-150 Indiana Pacers305December 28, 19821RS
Denver Nuggets 162-143 Portland Trail Blazers305February 13, 19810RS
20Phoenix Suns 151-153 Portland Trail Blazers304May 11, 19922PO

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