Team

Highest average, points per game, season
126.5-Denver, 1981-82 (10,371/82)

Lowest average, points per game, season
81.9-Chicago, 1998-99 (4,095/50)

Most consecutive games, 100 or more points
136-Denver, January 21, 1981-December 8, 1982

Most consecutive games, 100 or more points, season
82-Denver, October 30, 1981-April 17, 1982 (entire season)

Most consecutive games, fewer than 100 points, season
35-Miami, October 31, 2001-January 14, 2002

Most points, game
186-Detroit at Denver, December 13, 1983 (3 OT)

Fewest points, game
49-Chicago vs. Miami, April 10, 1999

Most points, both teams, game
370-Detroit (186) at Denver (184), December 13, 1983 (3 OT)

Fewest points, both teams, game
119-Milwaukee (57) vs. Boston (62), at Providence, February 27, 1955

Largest margin of victory, game
68-Cleveland vs. Miami, December 17, 1991 (148-80)


Scoring By Half

Most points, first half
107-Phoenix vs. Denver, November 10, 1990

Fewest points, first half
19-L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, December 14, 1999

Most points, both teams, first half
174-Phoenix (107) vs. Denver (67), November 10, 1990

Fewest points, both teams, first half
55 - Houston (25) vs. San Antonio (30), December 11, 2003
55 - New Jersey (25) at Portland (30), November 28, 2004

Most points, second half
97-Atlanta at San Diego, February 11, 1970

Fewest points, second half
19-Miami at Orlando, March 26, 2000
Charlotte at New York, November 11, 2000

Most points, both teams, second half
172-San Antonio (91) at Denver (81), January 11, 1984

Fewest points, both teams, second half
51-Boston (25) vs. Milwaukee (26), at Providence, February 27, 1955
51 - Charlotte (19) at New York (32), November 11, 2000


Scoring By Quarter

Most points, first quarter
50-Syracuse at San Francisco, December 16, 1962
50 - Boston vs. Denver, February 5, 1982
50 - Utah vs. Denver, April 10, 1982
50 - Milwaukee vs. Orlando, November 16, 1989
50 - Phoenix vs. Denver, November 10, 1990

Fewest points, first quarter
3 Denver at San Antonio, November 27, 2002

Most points, both teams, first quarter
91-Utah (50) vs. Denver (41), April 10, 1982

Fewest points, both teams, first quarter
18-Fort Wayne (9) at Syracuse (9), November 29, 1956

Most points, second quarter
57-Phoenix vs. Denver, November 10, 1990

Fewest points, second quarter
3-L.A. Clippers at L.A. Lakers, December 14, 1999

Most points, both teams, second quarter
91-Seattle (46) at Golden State (45), March 23, 1974

Fewest points, both teams, second quarter
19-Philadelphia (8) at Charlotte (11), April 5, 1995

Most points, third quarter
57-Golden State vs. Sacramento, March 4, 1989

Fewest points, third quarter
2-Dallas at L.A. Lakers, April 6, 1997

Most points, both teams, third quarter
90-Cincinnati (51) vs. Philadelphia (39), February 28, 1964

Fewest points, both teams, third quarter
18 - Boston (9) vs. Toronto (9), January 12, 2001

Most points, fourth quarter
58-Buffalo at Boston, October 20, 1972

Fewest points, fourth quarter
2 Golden State vs. Toronto, February 8, 2004

Most points, both teams, fourth quarter
99-San Antonio (53) at Denver (46), January 11, 1984

Fewest points, both teams, fourth quarter
18 Detroit (6) vs. Utah (12), March 13, 2005


Overtime Scoring

Most points, overtime period
25-New Jersey at L.A. Clippers, November 30, 1996

Fewest points, overtime period
0-Houston vs. Portland, January 22, 1983
0 - L.A. Lakers vs. Detroit, December 1, 1989
0 - Seattle at Philadelphia, February 16, 1990
0 - Indiana at Portland, March 10, 1996 (2nd OT)
0 - Denver vs. Charlotte, January 13, 1997
0 - Washington at Atlanta, November 18, 1997
0 - L.A. Clippers vs. Chicago, November 21, 1997 (2nd OT)
0 - Vancouver vs. Indiana, December 1, 2000

Most points, both teams, overtime period
46-Dallas (23) at Houston (23), April 11, 1995 (1st OT)

Fewest points, both teams, overtime period
2-Denver (0) vs. Charlotte (2), January 13, 1997

Largest margin of victory, overtime game
17-Portland at Houston, January 22, 1983 (113-96 game, 17-0 overtime)


Players Scoring

Most players, 2,000 or more points, season
2-Los Angeles, 1964-65 (West 2,292, Baylor 2,009)
2 - Atlanta, 1972-73 (Maravich 2,063, Hudson 2,029)
2 - Denver, 1982-83 (English 2,326, Vandeweghe 2,186)
2 - Denver, 1983-84 (Vandeweghe 2,295, English 2,167)
2 - Boston, 1986-87 (Bird 2,076, McHale, 2,008)

Most players, 1,000 or more points, season
6-Syracuse, 1960-61 (Schayes 1,868, Greer 1,551, Barnett 1,320, Gambee 1,085, Costello 1,084, Kerr 1,056)
6 - Denver, 1987-88 (English 2,000, Lever 1,546, Adams 1,137, Schayes 1,129, Vincent 1,124, Rasmussen 1,002)
6 - Boston, 1990-91 (Lewis 1,478, Gamble 1,281, McHale 1,251, Parish 1,207, Bird 1,164, Shaw 1,091)

Most players, 40 or more points, game
2-Baltimore vs. Los Angeles, November 14, 1964 (Johnson 41, Bellamy 40)
2 - Los Angeles at San Francisco, February 11, 1970 (Baylor 43, West 43)
2 - New Orleans vs. Denver, April 10, 1977 (Maravich 45, Williams 41)
2 - Phoenix at Boston, January 5, 1978 (Westphal 43, Davis 40)
2 - San Antonio vs. Milwaukee, March 6, 1982 (3 OT) (Gervin 50, Mitchell 45)
2 - Detroit at Denver, December 13, 1983 (3 OT) (Thomas 47, Long 41)
2 - Denver vs. Detroit, December 13, 1983 (3 OT) (Vandeweghe 51, English 47)
2 - Utah vs. Detroit, March 19, 1984 (Dantley 43, Drew 42)
2 - Chicago at Indiana, February 18, 1996 (Jordan 44, Pippen 40)

Most players, 40 or more points, both teams, game
4-Denver vs. Detroit, December 13, 1983 (3 OT) (Detroit: Thomas 47, Long 41; Denver: Vandeweghe 51, English 47)

Individual

Most seasons leading league
10-Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1986-87-1992-93, 1995-96-1997-98

Most consecutive seasons leading league
7-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60-1961-62; San Francisco, 1962-63-1963-64; San Francisco, Philadelphia, 1964-65; Philadelphia, 1965-66
7 - Michael Jordan, 1986-87-1992-93

Most points, lifetime
38,387-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee, 1969-70-1974-75; L.A. Lakers, 1975-76-1988-89

Highest average, points per game, career
(minimum 400 games)
31.0--Michael Jordan, Chicago, 1984-85 to 1992-93, 1994-95 to 1997-98; Washington, 2001-02 (30,652/990)

Most points, season
4,029-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62

Highest average, points per game, season
(minimum 70 games)
50.4-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62 (4,029/80)

Most points, rookie, season
2,707-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60

Highest average, points per game, rookie, season
37.6-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60 (2,707/72)

Most seasons, 2,000 or more points
12 - Karl Malone, Utah, 1987-88 - 1997-98, 1999-00

Most consecutive seasons, 2,000 or more points
11-Karl Malone, Utah, 1987-88-1997-98

Most seasons, 1,000 or more points
19-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee, 1969-70-1974-75; L.A. Lakers, 1975-76-1987-88

Most consecutive seasons, 1,000 or more points
19-Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee, 1969-70-1974-75; L.A. Lakers, 1975-76-1987-88

Most points, game
100-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. New York, at Hershey, Pa., March 2, 1962

Most points, rookie, game
58-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. Detroit, at Bethlehem, Pa., January 25, 1960
Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia at New York, February 21, 1960

Most games, 50 or more points, career
118-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60-1961-62; San Francisco, 1962-63-1964-65; Philadelphia, 1964-65-1967-68; Los Angeles, 1968-69-1972-73

Most games, 50 or more points, season
45-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62

Most consecutive games, 50 or more points
7-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, December 16-December 29, 1961

Most games, 40 or more points, career
271-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1959-60-1961-62, San Francisco, 1962-63-1964-65; Philadelphia, 1964-65-1967-68; Los Angeles, 1968-69-1972-73

Most games, 40 or more points, season
63-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, 1961-62

Most consecutive games, 40 or more points
14-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, December 8-December 30, 1961

Most consecutive games, 30 or more points
65-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, November 4, 1961-February 22, 1962

Most consecutive games, 20 or more points
126-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia, San Francisco, October 19, 1961-January 19, 1963

Most consecutive games, 10 or more points
840--Michael Jordan, Chicago-Washington, March 25, 1986-December 26, 2001

Most points, one half
59-Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia vs. New York, at Hershey, Pa., March 2, 1962 (2nd half)

Most points, one quarter
33-George Gervin, San Antonio at New Orleans, April 9, 1978 (2nd qtr.)

Most points, overtime period
14-Butch Carter, Indiana vs. Boston, March 20, 1984