Most points, game
157 - Boston vs. New York, April 28, 1990

Fewest points, game
54 - Utah at Chicago, June 7, 1998

Most points, both teams, game
304 - Portland (153) at Phoenix (151), May 11, 1992 (2 OT)

Fewest points, both teams, game
130 - Detroit (64) at Boston (66), May 10, 2002
142 - Atlanta (63) at Detroit (79), May 12, 1999
142 - San Antonio (70) vs. Phoenix (72), April 22, 2000
142 - Miami (70) at New York (72), May 19, 2000

Largest margin of victory, game
58 - Minneapolis vs. St. Louis, March 19, 1956 (133-75)


By Half

Most points, first half
83 - Dallas vs. Sacramento, May 8, 2003
82 - San Antonio vs. Denver, April 26, 1983
82 - L.A. Lakers vs. Denver, April 23, 1987

Fewest points, first half
23 - Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, May 16, 2000
24 - Portland at Utah, May 5, 1996

Most points, both teams, first half
150 - San Antonio (82) vs. Denver (68), April 26, 1983

Fewest points, both teams, first half
60 - Detroit (27) vs. Indiana (33), June 1, 2004
63 - Utah (31) vs. Portland (32), May 20, 1999
63 - Philadelphia (27) at Orlando (36), May 11, 1999

Largest lead at halftime
40 - Detroit vs. Washington, April 26, 1987 (led 76-36; won 128-85)

Largest deficit at halftime overcome to win game
21 - Baltimore at Philadelphia, April 13, 1948 (trailed 20-41; won 66-63)

Most points, second half
87 - Milwaukee vs. Denver, April 23, 1978

Fewest points, second half
23 - Utah at Chicago, June 7, 1998

Most points, both teams, second half
158 - Milwaukee (79) at Philadelphia (79), March 30, 1970

Fewest points, both teams, second half
59 Indiana (24) vs. Detroit (35), May 24, 2004
60 - Atlanta (29) at New York (31), May 24, 1999
60 - Boston (29) vs. Detroit (31), May 10, 2002


By Quarter, Overtime Period

Most points, first quarter
45 - L.A. Lakers vs. Phoenix, April 18, 1985
45 - Dallas vs. L.A. Lakers, May 4, 1986

Fewest points, first quarter
8 - Utah at L.A. Lakers, May 8, 1988

Most points, both teams, first quarter
84 - Philadelphia (43) at San Francisco (41), April 24, 1967
84 - Phoenix (42) at Golden State (42), May 4, 1994

Fewest points, both teams, first quarter
25 - Utah (11) vs. Portland (14), May 20, 1999

25 - Toronto (9) at Detroit (16), April 21, 2002

Largest lead end of first quarter
26 - Milwaukee at Philadelphia, March 30, 1970 (led 40-14; won 156-120)

Largest deficit end of first quarter overcome to win
20 - L.A. Lakers at Seattle, May 14, 1989 (trailed 12-32, won 97-95)
20 - L.A. Lakers vs. Sacramento, May 26, 2002 (trailed 20-40; won 100-99)

Most points, second quarter
46 - Boston vs. St. Louis, March 27, 1960
46 - Boston vs. Detroit, March 24, 1968

Fewest points, second quarter
7 - Utah at Seattle, May 3, 2000

Most points, both teams, second quarter
80 - Boston (42) vs. Syracuse (38), March 18, 1959
76 - Cincinnati (41) at Boston (35), March 31, 1963
76 - Boston (39) vs. Milwaukee (37), May 6, 1987

Fewest points, both teams, second quarter
23 - Utah (10) vs. Houston (13), May 29, 1994

Most points, third quarter
49 - L.A. Lakers vs. Golden State, May 5, 1987

Fewest points, third quarter
6 - Atlanta at Boston, May 6, 1986

Most points, both teams, third quarter
82 - San Francisco (44) vs. St. Louis (38), April 1, 1967

Fewest points, both teams, third quarter
23 - San Antonio (9) vs. Phoenix (14), April 25, 2000

Largest lead end of third quarter
52 - Milwaukee at Philadelphia, March 30, 1970 (led 124-72; won 156-120)

Largest deficit end of third quarter overcome to win
21 - Boston vs. New Jersey, May 25, 2002 (trailed 53-74; won 94-90)

Most points, fourth quarter
51 - Los Angeles vs. Detroit, March 31, 1962

Fewest points, fourth quarter
5 - Portland at Utah, May 18, 1999

Most points, both teams, fourth quarter
86 - Golden State (49) at San Antonio (37), April 25, 1991

Fewest points, both teams, fourth quarter
24 - Portland (5) at Utah (19), May 18, 1999

Most points, overtime period
22 - Los Angeles vs. New York, May 1, 1970

Fewest points, overtime period
0 - Minneapolis at Ft. Wayne, March 22, 1955
0 - Boston at Indiana, April 29, 2003

Most points, both teams, overtime period
38 - Los Angeles (22) vs. New York (16), May 1, 1970

Fewest points, both teams, overtime period
1 Minneapolis (0) at Ft. Wayne (1), March 22, 1955
3 - Boston (1) vs. Charlotte (2), May 1, 1993 (2nd OT)


Players Scoring

Most players, 40 or more points, game
2 - Los Angeles at Detroit, March 29, 1962 (Baylor 45, West 41)
2 - Houston at Dallas, April 30, 1988 (Floyd 42, Olajuwon 41)
2 - Houston vs. Utah, May 5, 1995 (Drexler 41, Olajuwon 40)
2 - Indiana vs. Philadelphia, May 6, 2000 (Miller 40, Rose 40)

Most players, 30 or more points, game
3 - Denver at Utah, April 19, 1984
3 - San Antonio vs. Golden State, April 25, 1991

Most players, 30 or more points, both teams, game
4 - Houston (2) at Orlando (2), June 9, 1995

Most players, 20 or more points, game
5 - Boston vs. Los Angeles, April 19, 1965
5 - Philadelphia vs. Boston, April 11, 1967
5 - Phoenix at Los Angeles, May 23, 1984
5 - Boston vs. Milwaukee, May 15, 1986
5 - L.A. Lakers vs. Boston, June 4, 1987
5 - Boston vs. L.A. Lakers, June 11, 1987

Most players, 20 or more points, both teams, game
8 - Cincinnati (4) at Detroit (4), March 16, 1962
8 - Boston (4) at Los Angeles (4), April 26, 1966
8 - Phoenix (5) at Los Angeles (3), May 23, 1984
8 - Boston (5) vs. Milwaukee (3), May 15, 1986
8 - L.A. Lakers (5) vs. Boston (3), June 4, 1987
8 - Portland (4) at Phoenix (4), May 11, 1992 (2 OT)

Most players, 10 or more points, game
10 - Minneapolis vs. St. Louis, March 19, 1956

Most players, 10 or more points, both teams, game
15 - Philadelphia (8) vs. Milwaukee (7), March 30, 1970
15 - L.A. Lakers (8) vs. Phoenix (7), April 18, 1985
15 - Dallas (9) vs. Seattle (6), April 23, 1987
15 - Dallas (8) vs. Houston (7), April 28, 1988

Fewest players, 10 or more points, game
1 - Golden State vs. Los Angeles, April 21, 1973
1 - Phoenix vs. Kansas City, April 8, 1981
1 - Utah at San Antonio, April 28, 1994
1 - Utah at San Antonio, May 9, 1998
1 - Utah at Chicago, June 7, 1998
1 - Detroit at Atlanta, May 8, 1999
1 - Sacramento at L.A. Lakers, May 5, 2000
1 - Phoenix at L.A. Lakers, May 16, 2000
1 - Orlando at Detroit, April 23, 2003
1 - New Orleans at Miami, April 21, 2004
1 - Detroit at New Jersey, May 11, 2004

Fewest players, 10 or more points, both teams, game
4 - Utah (2) at Chicago (2), June 10, 1998
4 - Utah (2) at Chicago (2), June 12, 1998
4 - Chicago (2) at Miami (2), May 24, 1997
4 - Phoenix (1) at L.A. Lakers, May 16, 2000
Highest scoring average, one playoff series
46.3 - Jerry West, Los Angeles vs. Baltimore, 1965 (278/6)

Most points, game
63 - Michael Jordan, Chicago at Boston, April 20, 1986 (2 OT)

Most points, rookie, game
53 - Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. Syracuse, March 14, 1960

Most consecutive games, 20 or more points
60 - Michael Jordan, Chicago, June 2, 1989 - May 11, 1993

Most consecutive games, 30 or more points
11 - Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles, March 27, 1962 - April 18, 1962

Most consecutive games, 40 or more points
6 - Jerry West, Los Angeles, April 3 - April 13, 1965

Most points, one half
39 - Sleepy Floyd, Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers, May 10, 1987

Most points, one quarter
29 - Sleepy Floyd, Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers, May 10, 1987

Most points, overtime period
13 - Clyde Drexler, Portland at L.A. Lakers, April 29, 1992