Baylor
Baylor
Elgin Baylor set The Finals record for scoring when he poured in 61 points against the Boston Celtics in the 1962 NBA Finals.

Below is a list of players who scored 40 or more points in a Finals game. Shaquille O'Neal was the last to do it in 2002 vs. the New Jersey Nets. Jerry West has the most 40-plus point Finals games with ten.

* Denotes number of overtime periods
Italics denote active player

PLAYER
TEAM
OPPONENT
DATE
FGM
FTM
POINTS
Elgin Baylor
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 14, 1962
22
17
61
Rick Barry
San Francisco
Philadelphia
April 18, 1967
22
11
55
Michael Jordan
Chicago
Phoenix
June 16, 1993
21
13
55
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
Boston
April 23, 1969
21
11
53
Bob Pettit
St. Louis
Boston
April 12, 1958
19
12
50
Allen Iverson
Philadelphia
at L.A. Lakers
June 6, 2001*
18
9
48
Michael Jordan
Chicago
at Portland
June 12, 1992
14
16
46
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 19, 1965
17
11
45
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
Boston
April 22, 1966
19
7
45
Wilt Chamberlain
L.A. Lakers
New York
May 6, 1970
20
5
45
Michael Jordan
Chicago
at Utah
June 14, 1998
15
12
45
Rick Barry
San Francisco
Philadelphia
April 24, 1967
16
12
44
Michael Jordan
Chicago
Phoenix
June 13, 1993***
19
3
44
Shaquille O’Neal
L.A. Lakers
Philadelphia
June 6, 2001*
17
10
44
Elgin Baylor
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 21, 1963
15
13
43
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
Boston
April 21, 1965
13
17
43
Rick Barry
San Francisco
Philadelphia
April 20, 1967
17
9
43
John Havlicek
Boston
at L.A. Lakers
April 25, 1969
15
13
43
Isiah Thomas
Detroit
at L.A. Lakers
June 19, 1988
18
5
43
Shaquille O’Neal
L.A. Lakers
Indiana
June 7, 2000
21
1
43
George Mikan
Minnesota
Washington
April 4, 1949
14
14
42
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
Boston
April 17, 1963
14
14
42
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
Boston
May 5, 1969
14
14
42
Magic Johnson
L.A. Lakers
at Philadelphia
May 16, 1980
14
14
42
Charles Barkley
Phoenix
Chicago
June 11, 1993
16
10
42
Michael Jordan
Chicago
at Phoenix
June 11, 1993
18
4
42
Elgin Baylor
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 18, 1962*
13
15
41
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 17, 1966*
15
11
41
Elgin Baylor
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 24, 1966
13
15
41
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
Boston
April 25, 1969
12
17
41
Michael Jordan
Chicago
Phoenix
June 18, 1993
16
7
41
Shaquille O’Neal
L.A. Lakers
Indiana
June 19, 2000
19
3
41
George Mikan
Minnesota
Syracuse
April 23, 1950
13
14
40
Cliff Hagan
St. Louis
at Boston
April 5, 1961
16
8
40
Bob Pettit
St. Louis
Boston
April 9, 1961
14
12
40
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 8, 1962
13
14
40
John Havlicek
Boston
at L.A. Lakers
May 2, 1968
14
12
40
Jerry West
L.A. Lakers
at Boston
April 29, 1969
15
10
40
Julius Erving
Philadelphia
at Portland
June 5, 1977
17
6
40
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
L.A. Lakers
Philadelphia
May 14, 1980
16
8
40
James Worthy
L.A. Lakers
Detroit
June 13, 1989
17
4
40
Shaquille O’Neal
L.A. Lakers
Indiana
June 9, 2000
11
18
40
Shaquille O'Neal
L.A. Lakers
New Jersey
June 7, 2002
14
12
40