Last updated: 7/8/2015

Each individual's top scoring efforts as Celtics are in bold.

Also, due to the lack of recorded information, players who scored 40, 41 or 42 points in 1966-67, 40 in 1967-68, and 40 in 1968-69 are not tabulated. Each asterisk (*) denotes an overtime period.

Points
Total Player/Opponent Date Result/Score
60 Larry Bird vs. Atlanta (at New Orleans) 03/12/85 W/126-115
56 Kevin McHale vs. Detroit 03/03/85 W/138-129
53 Larry Bird vs. Indiana 03/30/83 W/142-116
51 Sam Jones at Detroit 10/29/65 L/106-108
50 Paul Pierce vs. Cleveland 2/15/06 L/109-113**
50 Larry Bird vs. Atlanta 11/10/89 W/117-106
50 Larry Bird at Dallas 03/10/86 L/115-116
49 Antoine Walker at Washington 01/07/98 L/108-110
49 Larry Bird vs. Portland 03/15/92 ** W/152-148
49 Larry Bird at Phoenix 02/15/88 W/107-106
49 Larry Bird vs. Washington 01/27/88 W/106-100
48 Paul Pierce at New Jersey 12/01/01 * W/105-98
48 Larry Bird vs. Houston 03/17/85 W/134-120
48 Larry Bird vs. Portland 01/27/85 W/128-127
48 Larry Bird vs. Atlanta 12/09/84 W/128-127
47 Antoine Walker at Sacramento 01/17/01 L/106-111
47 Larry Bird at Washington 11/07/87 ** W/140-139
47 Larry Bird vs. New York 04/12/87 W/119-107
47 Larry Bird at Portland 02/14/86 * W/120-119
47 Larry Bird vs. Detroit 11/27/85 W/132-124
47 Larry Bird vs. Milwaukee 04/12/85 * L/113-115
46 Paul Pierce at New York 11/02/02 W/117-107
46 Larry Bird at Orlando 03/16/90 W/130-127
46 Bob Cousy vs. New York 02/07/60 L/135-142
46 Ed Macauley vs. Minneapolis 03/06/53 W/100-85
45 Paul Pierce vs. Denver 01/24/03 W/77-58
45 Larry Bird vs. Charlotte 11/14/90 W/135-126
45 Danny Ainge vs. Philadelphia 12/09/88 W/121-107
45 Larry Bird at Indiana 02/24/85 W/113-100
45 Larry Bird at Phoenix 02/13/80 L/134-135
45 Tom Heinsohn at Syracuse 12/25/61 W/127-122
44 Paul Pierce at New Jersey 03/22/01 W/113-98
44 Larry Bird vs. Chicago 04/21/88 W/126-119
44 Larry Bird vs. Portland 02/24/88 W/113-112
44 Larry Bird at Houston 02/09/88 L/120-129
44 Sam Jones at New York 02/13/65 L/113-123
44 Sam Jones at Syracuse 03/12/61 * W/136-134
44 Bill Sharman vs. New York 12/26/57 W/120-110
43 Paul Pierce at Seattle 12/26/05 L/111*118
43 Paul Pierce at Chicago 12/02/05 L/102-106
43 Antoine Walker vs. New Jersey 04/05/98 L/104-117
43 Dominique Wilkins at Houston 12/17/94 W/112-109
43 Larry Bird vs. Denver 12/05/90 W/148-140
43 Larry Bird vs. New Jersey 04/04/90 W/125-106
43 Larry Bird vs. Portland 02/25/87 W/122-116
43 Larry Bird vs. Cleveland (at Hartford) 03/18/86 W/126-96
43 John Havlicek vs. Milwaukee 03/08/70 L/134-138
43 John Havlicek vs. Baltimore (at New York) 12/17/63 W/131-114
43 Tom Heinsohn vs. Detroit 01/21/62 L/120-124
43 Tom Heinsohn vs. New York 01/20/60 W/144-126
43 Tom Heinsohn vs. Minneapolis 02/27/59 W/173-139
42 Paul Pierce vs. Minnesota 12/20/02 W/108-99
42 Antoine Walker at New York 12/11/01 W/102-93
42 Paul Pierce at Phoenix 03/15/01 W/105-101
42 Paul Pierce at LA Lakers 03/13/01 L/107/112
42 Paul Pierce at Minnesota 01/15/01 W/107-102
42 Reggie Lewis at Miami 04/12/91 W/119-109
42 Larry Bird vs. Indiana 11/11/87 W/120-106
42 Larry Bird vs. Seattle 03/20/87 W/112-108
42 Kevin McHale at New York 03/05/85 W/110-102
42 Larry Bird vs. Philadelphia 11/09/84 W/130-119
42 Bob McAdoo at Cleveland 03/27/79 L/109-111
42 John Havlicek vs. Seattle 02/06/72 W/128-123
42 John Havlicek at Seattle 12/26/69 *** W/122-112
42 Tom Heinsohn vs. Chicago 02/11/62 W/148-115
42 Bob Cousy vs. Baltimore (at Worcester) 02/22/54 W/111-110
42 Bill Sharman vs. Baltimore (at Philadelphia) 12/11/52 W/94-88
41 Paul Pierce at Cleveland 12/13/03 W/105-98
41 Paul Pierce vs. Miami 04/11/01 L/97-102
41 Paul Pierce at Atlanta 03/27/01 * W/115-112
41 Paul Pierce vs. Orlando 11/24/00 * W/103-98
41 Todd Day vs. Minnesota 12/22/95 W/114-113
41 Dee Brown at Chicago 03/28/95 W/126-115
41 Dee Brown at Phoenix 02/21/95 W/129-121
41 Larry Bird vs. Philadelphia 03/11/90 W/107-105
41 Larry Bird vs. New York 01/06/88 W/117-108
41 Larry Bird vs. Golden State 01/02/88 W/115-110
41 Larry Bird at Chicago 03/27/87 * W/111-106
41 Larry Bird at Atlanta 01/18/86 W/125-122
41 Larry Bird vs. Portland 12/02/83 W/115-106
41 Larry Bird vs. Detroit 03/02/80 W/118-115
41 JoJo White vs. Kansas City 03/20/77 * W/118-110
41 John Havlicek vs. New York 03/12/72 W/112-109
41 John Havlicek vs. Phoenix (at Baltimore) 11/18/69 W/120-119
41 John Havlicek at Milwaukee 12/03/68 W/137-115
41 John Havlicek vs. San Francisco 02/28/68 W/135-110
41 John Havlicek at Los Angeles 11/17/65 L/115-125
41 Bill Sharman vs. Minneapolis 12/21/57 W/140-119
41 Tom Heinsohn at St. Louis 03/05/57 L/102-104
40 Paul Pierce vs. Phoenix 02/01/06 L/94-102
40 Paul Pierce vs. Sacramento 04/04/03 L/92-93
40 Paul Pierce at Philadelphia 01/20/03 W100-99
40 Paul Pierce at Detroit 02/02/01 W/102-95
40 Dee Brown at Chicago 04/22/94 W/104-94
40 Larry Bird vs. Miami 04/12/90 W/139-118
40 Larry Bird vs. Utah 12/20/89 W/113-109
40 Larry Bird vs. Seattle 12/13/89 W/109-97
40 Larry Bird at Portland 02/19/88 W/124-104
40 Larry Bird vs. Denver 12/09/87 L/119-124
40 Larry Bird vs. New Jersey 03/22/87 W/116-104
40 Larry Bird vs. Atlanta 01/23/87 W/126-106
40 Larry Bird vs. New Jersey 03/30/86 W/122-117
40 Larry Bird at Denver 02/20/85 L/129-132
40 Larry Bird at Dallas 11/27/84 W/114-99
40 Larry Bird vs. Detroit 01/10/82 W/134-124
40 Robert Parish at San Antonio 02/17/81 W/128-116
40 John Havlicek vs. Portland 11/06/74 W/128-110
40 John Havlicek at Atlanta 01/15/72 W/122-106
40 Don Nelson vs. San Diego 02/25/70 W/147-124
40 Sam Jones vs. Detroit (at Fort Wayne) 12/27/64 W/112-106
40 John Havlicek vs. Cincinnati 02/02/64 * L/117-119
40 Tom Heinsohn at Syracuse 01/03/60 L/113-114
40 Bob Cousy vs. Philadelphia (at White Plains) 03/08/55 W/112-103

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