Defense Scoring

Fewest points allowed per game, season
83.4-Atlanta, 1998-99 (4,170/50)

Most points allowed per game, season
130.8-Denver, 1990-91 (10,723/82)

Most consecutive games, fewer than 100 points allowed, season
36, Detroit, October 29, 2003- January 7, 2004

Most consecutive games, 100 or more points allowed, season
82-Denver, October 30, 1981-April 17, 1982 (entire season) 82 - Denver, November 2, 1990-April 21, 1991 (entire season)


Defensive Field-Goal Percentage

Note: Opponents' field-goal percentage has been compiled since 1970-71

Lowest opponents' field-goal percentage, season
.402-San Antonio, 1998-99 (1,631/4,061)

Highest opponents' field-goal percentage, season
.536-Golden State, 1984-85 (3,839/7,165)


Turnovers - Defense

Note: Opponents' turnovers have been compiled since 1970-71

Most opponents' turnovers per game, season
24.1-Atlanta, 1977-78 (1,980/82)

Fewest opponents' turnovers per game, season
11.7 Minnesota, 2004-05 (963/82)


Games Won and Lost

Highest winning percentage, season
.878 -Chicago, 1995-96 (72-10)

Lowest winning percentage, season
.110-Philadelphia, 1972-73 (9-73)

Most consecutive games won
33-Los Angeles, November 5, 1971-January 7, 1972

Most consecutive games won, one season
33-Los Angeles, November 5, 1971-January 7, 1972

Most consecutive games won, start of season
15-Washington, November 3-December 4, 1948
15-Houston, November 5-December 2, 1993

Most consecutive games won, end of season
15-Rochester, February 17-March 19, 1950

Most consecutive games lost
24-Cleveland, March 19-November 5, 1982 (19 games in 1981-82; 5 games in 1982-83)

Most consecutive games lost, one season
23-Vancouver, February 16-April 2, 1996
Denver, December 19,1997-January 23,1998

Most consecutive games lost, start of season
17-Miami, November 5-December 12, 1988
17 - L.A. Clippers, February 5 - March 10, 1999

Most consecutive games lost, end of season
19-Cleveland, March 19-April 18, 1982

Highest winning percentage, home games, season
.976-Boston, 1985-86 (40-1)

Lowest winning percentage, home games, season
.125-Providence, 1947-48 (3-21)

Most consecutive home games won
44-Chicago, March 30, 1995-April 4, 1996 (7 games in 1994-95; 37 games in 1995-96)

Most consecutive home games won, start of season
37-Chicago, November 3, 1995-April 4, 1996

Most consecutive home games won, end of season
31-Boston, December 10, 1985-April 13, 1986

Most consecutive home games lost
19-Dallas, November 6, 1993-January 21, 1994

Most consecutive home games lost, start of season
19-Dallas, November 6, 1993-January 21, 1994

Most consecutive home games lost, end of season
14-Orlando, March 1-April 20, 1990

Highest winning percentage, road games, season
.816-Los Angeles, 1971-72 (31-7)

Lowest winning percentage, road games, season
.000-Baltimore, 1953-54 (0-20)

Most consecutive road games won
16-Los Angeles, November 6, 1971-January 7, 1972

Most consecutive road games won, start of season
12-New York, October 15-December 10, 1969

Most consecutive road games won, end of season
8-Milwaukee, March 4-March 27, 1973

Most consecutive road games lost
43-Sacramento, November 21, 1990-November 22, 1991 (37 games in 1990-91; 6 games in 1991-92)

Most consecutive road games lost, start of season
29-Dallas, November 10, 1992-March 13, 1993

Most consecutive road games lost, end of season
37-Sacramento, November 21, 1990-April 19, 1991


Overtime Games

Most overtime games, season
14-Philadelphia, 1990-91

Most consecutive overtime games, season
3-Fort Wayne, November 14-17-18, 1951
3 - Rochester, November 18-20-22, 1951
3 - San Francisco, October 26-27-28, 1962
3 - Houston, November 17-20-24, 1976
3 - Milwaukee, February 24-26-28, 1978
3 - Kansas City, March 2-4-7, 1979
3 - Phoenix, April 4-6-7, 1987
3 - L.A. Lakers, November 1-2-5, 1991
3 - Boston, March 24-27-29, 1994
3 - Atlanta, January 7-9-11, 1997
3 - Denver, February 25-28, March 2, 1997
3 - Milwaukee, December 26-27-30, 1997
3 - Houston, November 26-29, December 1, 1999
3 - Sacramento, December 30, 2000, January 2-5, 2001
3 - Orlando, January 18-20-23, 2001

Most overtime games won, season
9-Sacramento, 2000-01

Most overtime games won, no losses, season
8, Detroit, 2002-03

Most consecutive overtime games won
11-San Antonio, November 13, 1979-February 8, 1983 (2 games in 1979-80, 5 games in 1980-81, 1 game in 1981-82, 3 games in 1982-83
11-Atlanta, April 11, 1995-November 26, 1997 (1 game in 1994-95, 2 games in 1995-96, 5 games in 1996-97, 3 games in 1997-98)

Most overtime games lost, season
10-Baltimore, 1952-53
10-L.A. Clippers, 2000-01

Most overtime games lost, no wins, season
8-Golden State, 1979-80

Most consecutive overtime games lost
10 - Golden State, October 13, 1979-March 15, 1981 (8 games in 1979-80, 2 games in 1980-81)
10 - Minnesota, November 7, 1992-January 3, 1995 (6 games in 1992-93; 2 games in 1993-94; 2 games in 1994-95)
10 Atlanta, February 14, 2003-December 14, 2004 (2 games in 2002-03; 6 games in 2003-04; 2 games in 2004-05)

Most overtime periods, game
6-Indianapolis (75) at Rochester (73), January 6, 1951


Disqualifications

Note: Disqualifications have been compiled since 1950-51

Most disqualifications per game, season
1.53-Rochester, 1952-53 (107/70)

Since 1954-55 season
0.98-Atlanta, 1977-78 (80/82)

Fewest disqualifications per game, season
0.02-L.A. Lakers, 1988-89 (2/82)

Most disqualifications, game
8-Syracuse at Baltimore, November 15, 1952 (OT)

Most disqualifications, both teams, game
13-Syracuse (8) at Baltimore (5), November 15, 1952 (OT)

Since 1954-55 season (regulation game)
8-Kansas City (5) at Denver (3), November 11, 1978

Most seasons

21-Robert Parish, Golden State, 1976-77-1979-80; Boston, 1980-81-1993-94; Charlotte, 1994-95-1995-96; Chicago, 1996-97


Games

1,611-Robert Parish, Golden State, 1976-77-1979-80; Boston, 1980-81-1993-94; Charlotte, 1994-95-1995-96; Chicago, 1996-97

Most consecutive games, career
978-A.C. Green, L.A. Lakers, Phoenix, Dallas, November 19, 1996-April 19, 1998

Most games, season
88-Walt Bellamy, New York, Detroit, 1968-69


Minutes

Note: Minutes have been compiled since 1950-51

Most seasons leading league, minutes
8-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60-1961-62; San Francisco, 1962-63-1963-64; Philadelphia, 1965-66-1967-68

Most minutes, career
57,446-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee, 1969-70-1974-75; L.A. Lakers, 1975-76-1988-89

Highest average, minutes per game, career
(minimum 400 games)
45.8-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60-1961-62; San Francisco, 1962-63-1964-65; Philadelphia, 1964-65-1967-68; Los Angeles, 1968-69-1972-73 (47,859/1,045)

Most minutes, season
3,882-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62

Highest average, minutes per game, season
48.5-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62 (3,882/80)

Most minutes, rookie, season
3,695-Elvin Hayes, San Diego, 1968-69

Most minutes, game
69-Dale Ellis, Seattle at Milwaukee, November 9, 1989 (5 OT)


Complete Games

Most complete games, season
79-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62

Most consecutive complete games, season
47-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, January 5-March 14, 1962


Disqualifications

Note: Disqualifications have been compiled since 1950-51

Most seasons leading league
5-Shawn Kemp, Seattle, 1991-92, 1993-94, 1996-97; Cleveland 1997-98, 1999-00

Most consecutive seasons leading league
4-Walter Dukes, Detroit, 1958-59-1961-62

Most disqualifications, career
127-Vern Mikkelsen, Minneapolis, 1950-51-1958-59

Highest percentage, games disqualified, career
(minimum 400 games)
21.88-Walter Dukes, New York, 1955-56; Minneapolis, 1956-57; Detroit, 1957-58-1962-63 (121/553)

Lowest percentage, games disqualified, career
(minimum 400 games)
0.00 -Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60-1961-62; San Francisco, 1962-63-1964-65; Philadelphia, 1964-65-1967-68; Los Angeles, 1968-69-1972-73 (0/1,045)
Don Buse, Indiana, 1976-77; Phoenix, 1977-78-1979-80; Indiana, 1980-81-1981-82; Portland, 1982-83; Kansas City, 1983-84-1984-85 (0/648)
John Battle, Atlanta, 1985-86-1990-91; Cleveland, 1991-92-1994-95 (0/612)
Jerry Sichting, Indiana, 1980-81-1984-85; Boston, 1985-86-1987-88; Portland, 1987-88-1988-89; Charlotte, 1989-90; Milwaukee, 1989-90 (0/598)
Steve Kerr, Phoenix, 1988-89; Cleveland, 1989-90-1992-93; Orlando, 1992-93; Chicago, 1993-94-1997-98; San Antonio, 1998-99-2000-01; Portland, 2001-02 (0/835)
Danny Young, Seattle, 1984-85-1987-88; Portland, 1988-89-1991-92; L.A. Clippers, 1991-92; Detroit, 1992-93; Milwaukee, 1994-95 (0/574)
Randy Wittman, Atlanta, 1983-84-1987-88; Sacramento, 1988-89; Indiana, 1988-89-1991-92 (0/543)
Steve Colter, Portland, 1984-85-1985-86; Chicago, 1986-87; Philadelphia, 1986-87-1987-88; Washington, 1987-88-1989-90; Sacramento, 1990-91; Cleveland, 1994-95 (0/526)
Charlie Criss, Atlanta, 1977-78-1981-82; San Diego, 1981-82; Milwaukee, 1982-83-1983-84; Atlanta, 1983-84-1984-85 (0/418)

Most consecutive games without disqualification, career
1,212-Moses Malone, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, San Antonio, January 7, 1978-December 27, 1994

Most disqualifications, season
26-Don Meineke, Fort Wayne, 1952-53

Fewest minutes, disqualified, game
3-Bubba Wells, Dallas at Chicago, December 29, 1997