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.
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
|1||Denver Nuggets 184-186 Detroit Pistons||370||December 13, 1983||3||RS|
|2||Sacramento Kings 176 – Los Angeles Clipppers 175||351||February 25, 2023||2||RS|
|2||San Antonio Spurs 171-166 Milwaukee Bucks||337||March 6, 1982||3||RS|
|3||Atlanta Hawks 161-168 Chicago Bulls||329||March 1, 2019||4||RS|
|4||Denver Nuggets 158-162 Golden State Warriors||320||November 2, 1990||0||RS|
|5||Denver Nuggets 163-155 San Antonio Spurs||318||Januuary 11, 1984||0||RS|
|New Jersey Nets 157-161 Phoenix Suns||318||December 7, 2006||2||RS|
|7||Washington Wizards 158-159 Houston Rockets||317||October 31, 2019||0||RS|
|8||Philadelphia Warriors 169-147 New York Knicks||316||March 2, 1962||0||RS|
|Cincinnati Royals 165-151 San Diego Rockets||316||March 12, 1970||0||RS|
|Phoenix Suns 173-143 Denver Nuggets||316||November 10, 1990||0||RS|
|11||San Antonio Spurs 161-153 Denver Nuggets||314||November 7, 1990||0||RS|
|12||Boston Celtics 173-139 Minneapolis Lakers||312||February 2, 1959||0||RS|
|13||San Antonio Spurs 157-154 Denver Nuggets||311||April 15, 1984||0||RS|
|Portland Trail Blazers 155-156 Chicago Bulls||311||March 16, 1984||4||RS|
|Syracuse Nationals 163-148 San Francisco Warriors||311||March 10, 1963||0||RS|
|16||Milwaukee Bucks 155-154 Seattle Supersonics||309||November 9, 1989||5||RS|
|Indiana Pacers Vs Atlanta Hawks||309||November 22, 2023||0||RS|
|17||Cleveland Cavaliers 154-153 Los Angeles Lakers||307||January 29, 1980||4||RS|
|18||Denver Nuggets 155-150 Indiana Pacers||305||December 28, 1982||1||RS|
|Denver Nuggets 162-143 Portland Trail Blazers||305||February 13, 1981||0||RS|
|20||Phoenix Suns 151-153 Portland Trail Blazers||304||May 11, 1992||2||PO|