NBA: By the Numbers

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar sky-hooked his way to No. 1 in points scored.
Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images opens the books for a complete audit of NBA records.

Regular season, playoffs, Finals, teams, coaches players -- you name it, we've got it. You may know who holds the record for most points in a playoff game (initials M.J.) but do you know who "awakened" to score 39 points in one half in a postseason game against the Lakers? Which team has won the most NBA games? How about playoff games? A quick perusal through the Stats and Records will reveal that, and a whole lot more.

Want to know who's chasing who for the all-time lead in any statistical category?
Check out the leaders in the regular season and the playoffs.

30 What do this number and this man have in common? It's just one of the many individual and team records to check out.

Year-by-Year NBA Champions
Most Valuable Player
NBA Finals Most Valuable Player
Coach of the Year
Rookie of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Sixth Man Award
Most Improved Player
Sportsmanship Award
J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award
All-NBA Team
All-Rookie Team
All-Defensive Team

The Lakers and Celtics are battling for most wins in NBA history, but the Lakers lead in winning percentage.
Records: Regular season | Playoffs
Lakers head coach Phil Jackson leads all coaches in playoff victories and regular season winning percentage.
Records: Regular season | Playoffs