NBA post-season records

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This article lists all-time records achieved in the NBA post-season in major categories recognized by the league, including those set by teams and individuals in single games, series, and careers. The NBA also recognizes records from its original incarnation, the Basketball Association of America. For records pertaining to the NBA All-Star Game and regular season, see the NBA All-Star Game records and NBA regular season records.

Playoff records

Game

  • Most minutes in a game
  • 67 by Red Rocha and Paul Seymour, Syracuse Nationals at Boston Celtics on March 21, 1953 (4 OT)
  • Most points in a game
  • 63 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics on April 20, 1986 (2 OT)
  • Most points in a half
  • 39 by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 29 by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • 13 by Clyde Drexler, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Los Angeles Lakers on April 29, 1992
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 24 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals on March 14, 1960
  • 24 by John Havlicek, Boston Celtics vs. Atlanta Hawks on April 1, 1973
  • 24 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers on May 1, 1988
  • Most field goals made in a game, no misses
  • 12 by Larry McNeill, Kansas City–Omaha Kings vs. Chicago Bulls on April 13, 1975
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • 48 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals on March 22, 1962
  • 48 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on April 18, 1967
  • Most field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 14 by Chick Reisner, Baltimore Bullets at Philadelphia Warriors on April 10, 1948
  • 14 by Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics vs. Washington Bullets on June 7, 1978
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 16 by Dave Bing, Detroit Pistons vs. Boston Celtics on April 1, 1968
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 25 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors vs. Syracuse Nationals on March 22, 1962
  • 25 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics on April 14, 1962
  • 25 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers on May 1, 1988
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • 12 by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987
  • Most field goals attempted in a quarter
  • 17 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on April 14, 1967
  • Most consecutive field goals made in a quarter
  • 12 by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987
  • Most consecutive field goals made in a game
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers on June 5, 1991
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 9 by Rex Chapman, Phoenix Suns at Seattle SuperSonics on April 25, 1997
  • 9 by Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 11, 2001
  • 9 by Ray Allen, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Philadelphia 76ers on June 1, 2001
  • 9 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls on April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
  • 9 by Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 8, 20111
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game, no misses
  • 7 by Robert Horry, Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz on May 6, 1997
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 18 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls on April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 8 by Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 11, 20012
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a half
  • 11 by Gary Payton, Seattle SuperSonics vs. Houston Rockets on May 4, 1996
  • 11 by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers vs. San Antonio Spurs on May 13, 2003
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 6 by Antoine Walker, Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers on April 28, 2002
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 8 by Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 11, 20012
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 8 by Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 11, 20012
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 30 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics vs. Syracuse Nationals on March 21, 1953 (4 OT) (30/32)
  • Most free throws made in a game, no misses
  • 24 by Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder on May 17, 20113
Shaq holds the Playoff records for free throws attempted in a quarter, half & game.
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • 39 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Indiana Pacers on June 9, 2000 (18/39)
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 19 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors on May 8, 1991
  • 19 by Karl Malone, Utah Jazz vs. Portland Trail Blazers on May 9, 1991
  • 19 by Charles Barkley, Phoenix Suns vs. Seattle SuperSonics on June 5, 1993
  • 19 by Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder on May 17, 2011
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 27 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers on May 20, 2000
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons on May 21, 1991
  • 13 by Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks vs. Portland Trail Blazers on April 16, 2011
  • 13 by Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks vs. Oklahoma City Thunder on May 17, 2011
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 25 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers on May 20, 2000
  • Most rebounds in a game
  • 41 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Boston Celtics on April 5, 1967
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 26 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers vs. San Francisco Warriors on April 16, 1967
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • 19 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics vs. Los Angeles Lakers on April 18, 1962
  • Most offensive rebounds in a game
  • 15 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets vs. Washington Bullets on April 21, 1977 (OT)
  • Most assists in a game
  • 24 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns on May 15, 1984
  • 24 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 17, 1988
  • Most assists in a half
  • 15 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers on May 3, 1985
  • 15 by Doc Rivers, Atlanta Hawks vs. Boston Celtics on May 16, 1988
  • 15 by Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns vs. Los Angeles Lakers on April 29, 2007
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 11 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz vs. San Antonio Spurs on May 5, 1994
  • Most steals in a game
  • 10 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers vs. Orlando Magic on May 13, 1999
  • Most blocks in a game4
  • 10 by Mark Eaton, Utah Jazz vs. Houston Rockets on April 26, 1985
  • 10 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers on April 29, 1990
  • 10 by Andrew Bynum, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets on April 29, 2012
  • Most turnovers in a game
  • 11 by John Williamson, New Jersey Nets at Philadelphia 76ers on April 11, 1979
  • 40-point scoring duos
  • 45 by Elgin Baylor and 41 by Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers vs. Detroit Pistons on March 29, 1962
  • 42 by Sleepy Floyd and 41 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks on April 30, 1988
  • 41 by Clyde Drexler and 40 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz on May 5, 1995
  • 40 by Reggie Miller and 40 by Jalen Rose, Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 6, 2000

Series

  • Highest points per game average
  • 46.3 by Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Baltimore Bullets), 1965
  • 3-game series
  • Most points - 135 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat), 1992 (45.0 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 53 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Miami Heat), 1992
  • Most field goals attempted - 104 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. Syracuse Nationals), 1960
  • Most 3-point field goals made - 14 by John Starks, New York Knicks (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 1996
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 35 by Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 1999
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 6 attempts) - 85.7% by Muggsy Bogues, 1997 (6/7)
  • Most free throws made - 43 by Kevin Johnson, Phoenix Suns (vs. Denver Nuggets), 1989
  • Most free throws attempted - 47 by Dolph Schayes, Syracuse Nationals (vs. Boston Celtics), 1959
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 15 attempts) - 100% by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Washington Bullets), 1997 (15/15)
  • Most rebounds - 84 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Syracuse Nationals), 1957 (28.0 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 28 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1982
  • Most assists - 48 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. San Antonio Spurs), 1986 (16.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 13 by Clyde Drexler, Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 1990; Hersey Hawkins, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 1991
  • Most blocks - 18 by Manute Bol, Golden State Warriors (vs. Utah Jazz), 1989
  • 4-game series
  • Most points - 150 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 1988 (37.5 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 65 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1974
  • Most field goals attempted - 123 by Tracy McGrady, Orlando Magic (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 2001
  • Most 3-point field goals made - 17 by Damon Jones, Miami Heat (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2005; by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. New York Knicks), 2011
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 42 by Nick Anderson, Orlando Magic (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1999
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 8 attempts) - 81.8% by Bob Hansen, Utah Jazz (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1988
  • Most free throws made - 51 by Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Sacramento Kings), 2001
  • Most free throws attempted - 68 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 20 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 118 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), 1959 (29.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 27 by Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1983
  • Most assists - 57 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1989 (14.3 apg)
  • Most steals - 17 by Lionel Hollins, Portland Trail Blazers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1977
  • Most blocks - 23 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1990
  • 5-game series
  • Most points - 226 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 1988 (45.2 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 86 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1990
  • Most field goals attempted - 162 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001
  • Most 3-point field goals made - 22 by Rex Chapman, Phoenix Suns (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1997
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 48 by Rex Chapman, Phoenix Suns (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1997
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 10 attempts) - 80.0% by Byron Scott, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Golden State Warriors), 1991
  • Most free throws made - 62 by Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati Royals (vs. Philadelphia Warriors), 1964
  • Most free throws attempted - 79 by Karl Malone, Utah Jazz (vs. Los Angeles Clippers), 1992
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 25 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 160 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1967 (32.0 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 36 by Larry Smith, Golden State Warriors (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1987
  • Most assists - 85 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1985 (17.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 21 by Micheal Ray Richardson, New Jersey Nets (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1984; Baron Davis, Charlotte Hornets (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002
  • Most blocks - 31 by Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1994
  • 6-game series
Tim Duncan holds the record for blocks in a 6-game series.
  • Most points - 278 by Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Baltimore Bullets), 1965 (46.3 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 101 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1967
  • Most 3-point field goals made - 23 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Denver Nuggets), 2013
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 53 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Denver Nuggets), 2013
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts) - 66.7% by Danny Ainge, Phoenix Suns (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1993
  • Most free throws made - 86 by Jerry West, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Baltimore Bullets), 1965
  • Most free throws attempted - 97 by Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 2006
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 25 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 171 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. San Francisco Warriors), 1967 (28.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 46 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets (vs. Boston Celtics), 1981
  • Most assists - 90 by Johnny Moore, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1983 (15.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 19 by Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1975
  • Most blocks - 32 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2003
  • 7-game series
  • Most points - 284 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (40.6 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 113 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors (vs. St. Louis Hawks), 1964
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962
  • Most 3-point field goals made - 28 by Dennis Scott, Orlando Magic (vs. Indiana Pacers), 1995; Ray Allen, Milwaukee Bucks (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 2001
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 65 by Dennis Scott, Orlando Magic (vs. Indiana Pacers), 1995
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 12 attempts) - 61.1% by Brian Shaw, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 2000 (11/18)
  • Most free throws made - 83 by Dolph Schayes, Syracuse Nationals (vs. Boston Celtics), 1959
  • Most free throws attempted - 100 by Charles Barkley, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 1986
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 25 attempts) -
  • Most rebounds - 220 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1965 (31.4 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 45 by Wes Unseld, Washington Bullets (vs. San Antonio Spurs), 1979; Dikembe Mutombo, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Milwaukee Bucks), 2001
  • Most assists - 115 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1988 (16.4 apg)
  • Most steals - 28 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1988
  • Most blocks - 38 by Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets (vs. Utah Jazz), 1994

Career

  • Most games
  • 244 by Robert Horry5
  • Most minutes
  • 8,851 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most points
  • 5,987 by Michael Jordan
  • Highest points per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 33.5 by Michael Jordan (179 games)
  • Most 50-point games
  • 8 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 40-point games
  • 38 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 30-point games
  • 109 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 20-point games
  • 173 by Michael Jordan
  • Most 10-point games
  • 223 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Only player to score 15+ points in every game (min. 25 games)
  • Michael Jordan (179 games)
  • Only player to record consecutive 50-point games
  • Michael Jordan scored 50 and 55 points in Games 1 and 2 of the 1988 Eastern Conference First Round (Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers).6
  • Most consecutive 45-point games
  • 3 by Michael Jordan (May 9–13, 1990)
  • Most consecutive 40-point games
  • 6 by Jerry West (April 3–13, 1965)
  • Most consecutive 30-point games
  • 11 by Elgin Baylor (March 27-April 18, 1962)
  • Most consecutive 20-point games
  • 60 by Michael Jordan (June 2, 1989-May 11, 1993)
  • Most consecutive 15-point games
  • 179 by Michael Jordan
  • Most consecutive 10-point games
  • 179 by Michael Jordan. This streak entails every playoff game in Jordan's career.
  • Most field goals made
  • 2,356 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 4,499 by Kobe Bryant
  • Most 3-point field goals made
  • 352 by Ray Allen
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 882 by Kobe Bryant
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 100 attempts)
  • 45.1% by B.J. Armstrong (51/113)
  • Most free throws made
  • 1,463 by Michael Jordan
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 2,317 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 250 attempts)
  • 91.1% by Bill Sharman (370/406)
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • 56 by Bill Sharman, 1958-59 Playoffs
  • Most rebounds
  • 4,104 by Bill Russell
  • Highest rebounds per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 24.9 by Bill Russell
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 866 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • 1,838 by Tim Duncan
  • Most Double-Doubles
  • 157 by Magic Johnson
  • Most Triple-Doubles
  • 30 by Magic Johnson
  • Most assists
  • 2,346 by Magic Johnson
  • Highest assists per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 12.3 by Magic Johnson
  • Most steals
  • 395 by Scottie Pippen
  • Highest steals per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 2.3 by Baron Davis
  • Most blocks
  • 516 by Tim Duncan7
  • Highest blocks per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 3.3 by Hakeem Olajuwon (472/145)

Franchise

  • Largest fourth quarter comebacks
  • 29 points - The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 29-point deficit to defeat the Seattle Supersonics on May 14, 1989.8
  • 27 points - The Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 27-point deficit to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies on the road on April 29, 2012 with less than 2 minutes left in 3rd quarter.9

NBA Finals records

Game

  • Most minutes played in a game
  • 62 by Kevin Johnson, Phoenix Suns (at Chicago Bulls) on June 13, 1993 (3 OT)
  • Most minutes played in a game without a turnover
  • 59 by Dan Majerle, Phoenix Suns (at Chicago Bulls) on June 13, 1993 (3 OT)
  • Most points in a game
  • 61 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (at Boston Celtics) on April 14, 1962
  • Most points in a half
  • 35 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on June 3, 1992
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 25 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Lakers) on June 19, 1988
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • 22 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (at Boston Celtics) on April 14, 1962
  • 22 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on April 18, 1967
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • 48 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on April 18, 1967
  • Most field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 14 by Dennis Johnson, Seattle SuperSonics (vs. Washington Bullets) on June 7, 1978
  • Most field goals made in a half
  • 14 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Lakers) on June 19, 1988
  • 14 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Portland Trail Blazers) on June 3, 1992
  • 14 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns) on June 16, 1993
  • Most field goals attempted in a half
  • 25 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (at Boston Celtics) on April 14, 1962
  • Most field goals made in a quarter
  • 11 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (at Los Angeles Lakers) on June 19, 1988
  • Most consecutive field goals made
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 5, 1991
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 8 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 6, 2010
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 12 by Nick Anderson, Orlando Magic (vs. Houston Rockets) on June 11, 1995
  • 12 by Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 14, 2009
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 7 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 6, 2010
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a half
  • 10 by John Starks, New York Knicks (vs. Houston Rockets) on June 22, 1994
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 5 by Kenny Smith, Houston Rockets (at Orlando Magic) on June 7, 1995 (OT)
Dwyane Wade holds the Finals record for free throws made in a game with 21.
  • Most free throws made in a game
  • 21 by Dwyane Wade, Miami (vs. Dallas Mavericks) on June 18, 2006 (OT)
  • Most free throws made in a game, no misses
  • 15 by Terry Porter, Portland Trail Blazers (at Detroit Pistons) on June 7, 1990
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • 39 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000 (18/39)
  • Most free throws made in a half
  • 13 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • Most free throws attempted in a half
  • 22 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • Most free throws made in a quarter
  • 9 by Frank Ramsey, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers) on April 4, 1959
  • 9 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Utah Jazz) on June 11, 1997
  • 9 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • 9 by Austin Croshere, Indiana Pacers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 16, 2000
  • 9 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 10, 2001
  • Most free throws attempted in a quarter
  • 16 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 9, 2000
  • Most rebounds in a game
  • 40 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks) on March 29, 1960
  • 40 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on April 18, 1962 (OT)
  • Most rebounds in a half
  • 26 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. San Francisco Warriors) on April 16, 1967
  • Most rebounds in a quarter
  • 19 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on April 18, 1962
  • Most offensive rebounds in a game
  • 11 by Elvin Hayes, Washington Bullets (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on May 27, 1979
  • 11 by Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on June 7 and 16, 1996
  • Most steals in a game
  • 7 by Robert Horry, Houston Rockets (at Orlando Magic) on June 9, 1995
  • Most blocks in a game
  • 9 by Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 11, 200910
  • Most assists in a game
  • 21 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics) on June 3, 1984
  • Most assists in a half
  • 14 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Detroit Pistons) on June 19, 1988
  • Most assists in a quarter
  • 8 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks) on April 9, 1957
  • 8 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics) on June 3, 1984
  • 8 by Robert Reid, Houston Rockets (vs. Boston Celtics) on June 5, 1986
  • 8 by Michael Cooper and Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics) on June 4, 1987
  • 8 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (at Detroit Pistons) on June 16, 1988
  • 8 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Detroit Pistons) on June 19, 1988
  • 8 by John Stockton, Utah Jazz (at Chicago Bulls) on June 10, 1998
  • Most turnovers in a game
  • 10 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers) on May 14, 1980

Series

  • Most points per game in an NBA Championship series
  • 41.0 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993
  • Only players to score 30 points in every game
  • Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (7 games)
  • Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1967 (6 games)
  • Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993 (6 games)
  • Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic), 1995 (4 games)
  • Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers), 2000 (6 games)
  • 4-game series
  • Most points - 145 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002 (36.3 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 56 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic), 1995
  • Most field goals attempted - 116 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Orlando Magic), 1995
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage - 66.7% by Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2002
  • Most rebounds - 118 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), 1959 (29.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 27 by Moses Malone, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1983
  • Most assists - 51 by Bob Cousy, Boston Celtics (vs. Minneapolis Lakers), 1959 (12.8 apg)
  • Most steals - 14 by Rick Barry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Washington Bullets), 1975
  • 5-game series
  • Most points - 178 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001 (35.6 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 66 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001
  • Most field goals attempted - 162 by Allen Iverson, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2001
  • Most 3-point field goals made - 16 by Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 40 by Rashard Lewis, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage - 68.8% by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1990
  • Highest free throw percentage - 100% by Bill Laimbeer, Detroit Pistons (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1990, and Vlade Divac, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1991
  • Most rebounds - 144 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks), 1961 (28.8 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 31 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 2001
  • Most assists - 62 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1991 (12.4 apg)
  • Most steals - 14 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1991
  • Most blocks - 20 by Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009
  • 6-game series
  • Most points - 246 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993 (41.0 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 101 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1967
  • Most 3-point field goals made - - 22 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2008
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 41 by Jason Terry, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Miami Heat), 2006
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage - 66.7% by Danny Ainge, Phoenix Suns (vs. Chicago Bulls), 1993
  • Highest free throw percentage - 97.8% by Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2000; Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks (vs. Miami Heat), 201111
  • Most rebounds - 171 by Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. San Francisco Warriors), 1967 (28.5 rpg)
  • Most offensive rebounds - 46 by Moses Malone, Houston Rockets (vs. Boston Celtics), 1981
  • Most assists - 84 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1985 (14.0 apg)
  • Most steals - 16 by Julius Erving, Philadelphia 76ers (vs. Portland Trail Blazers), 1977; Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Philadelphia 76ers), 1980; Larry Bird, Boston Celtics (vs. Houston Rockets), 1986; and Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat (vs. Dallas Mavericks), 2006
  • Most blocks - 32 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2003
  • 7-game series
  • Most points - 284 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962 (40.6 ppg)
  • Most field goals made - 101 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962
  • Most field goals attempted - 235 by Elgin Baylor, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1962
  • Most 3-point field goals made- 27 by Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Miami Heat), 2013
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 50 by John Starks, New York Knicks (vs. Houston Rockets), 1994
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage - 55% by Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs (vs. Miami Heat), 2013
  • Highest free throw percentage - 95.9% by Bill Sharman, Boston Celtics (vs. St. Louis Hawks), 1957 (30/31)
  • Most rebounds - 189 by Bill Russell, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1962 (27.0 rpg)
  • Most assists - 95 by Magic Johnson, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Boston Celtics), 1984 (13.6 apg)
  • Most steals - 20 by Isiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1988
  • Most blocks - 30 by Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks (vs. Houston Rockets), 1994

Career

  • Most points
  • 1,679 by Jerry West
  • Highest points per game average (min. 10 games)
  • 36.3 by Rick Barry (10 games)
  • Most field goals made
  • 612 by Jerry West
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 1,333 by Jerry West (45.9%)
  • Most 3-point field goals made
  • 53 by Robert Horry
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 153 by Kobe Bryant (31.3%)
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (min. 40 attempts)
  • 52.5% by Derek Fisher (31/59)
  • Most free throws made
  • 455 by Jerry West
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 551 by Jerry West (83%)
  • Highest free throw percentage (min. 100 attempts)
  • 93.1% by Dirk Nowitzki (94/101)
  • Most 40 point games
  • 10 by Jerry West
  • Most 30 point games
  • 33 by Jerry West
  • Most 20 point games
  • 49 by Jerry West
  • Most consecutive 40 point games
  • 4 by Michael Jordan (June 11–18, 1993)
  • Most consecutive 30 point games
  • 13 by Elgin Baylor (April 9, 1959-April 21, 1963)
  • Most consecutive 20 point games
  • 35 by Michael Jordan (June 2, 1991-June 14, 1998)
  • Only player to score 20+ points in all games (min. 15 games)
  • Michael Jordan (35 games)
  • Most rebounds
  • 1,718 by Bill Russell
  • Highest rebounds per game average (min. 10 games)
  • 24.6 by Wilt Chamberlain (35 games)
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 124 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most assists
  • 584 by Magic Johnson
  • Highest assists per game average (min. 10 games)
  • 11.7 by Magic Johnson (50 games)
  • Most steals
  • 102 by Magic Johnson
  • Most blocks
  • 116 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most Triple-Doubles
  • 8 by Magic Johnson

Franchise

  • Most titles won
  • 17 by the Boston Celtics
  • Most Finals appearances
  • 31 by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Best NBA Finals series record
  • 6-0 by the Chicago Bulls 12
  • Most NBA Finals appearances without a title
  • 2 by the Phoenix Suns (1976, 1993)
  • 2 by the Utah Jazz (1997, 1998)
  • 2 by the New Jersey Nets (2002, 2003)
  • 2 by the Orlando Magic (1995, 2009)
  • Most Playoff appearances without a Finals appearance
  • 20 by the Denver Nuggets
  • Most Playoff appearances without a title
  • 28 by the Phoenix Suns
  • Most consecutive Playoff appearances
  • overall
  • 22 by the Syracuse Nationals/Philadelphia 76ers, (1950-1971)
  • in one city
  • 21 by the Portland Trail Blazers, (1983-2003)
  • Longest active streak of Playoff appearances
  • 16 by the San Antonio Spurs (1998-current)
  • Fewest Playoff appearances
  • 1 by the Charlotte Bobcats
  • Most seasons without a Playoff appearance
  • 35 by the Golden State Warriors
  • Most consecutive seasons without a Playoff appearance
  • 15 by the Los Angeles Clippers (1976-77-1990-91)
  • Fewest seasons without a Playoff appearance
  • 4 by the San Antonio Spurs (Joined NBA in 1976)
  • Best home record (Playoffs)
  • 39-7 by the Chicago Bulls at the United Center

Playoffs

  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 20 by the Seattle SuperSonics vs. Houston Rockets on May 6, 1996113
  • 20 by the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 8, 20111
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 11 by the Houston Rockets at Utah Jazz on April 29, 1995
  • 11 by the New York Knicks at Cleveland Cavaliers on April 25, 1996
  • 11 by the Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 3, 2002
  • 11 by the Dallas Mavericks vs. Sacramento Kings on May 8, 2003
  • 11 by the Golden State Warriors vs. Utah Jazz on May 11, 2007
  • 11 by the Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors on April 20, 2008
  • 11 by the Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 8, 20111
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 9 by the Boston Celtics vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 3, 2002
  • 9 by the Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors on April 20, 200814
  • Largest margin of victory in a game
  • 58 by the Minneapolis Lakers vs. St. Louis Hawks on March 19, 1956
  • 58 by the Denver Nuggets vs. New Orleans Hornets on April 27, 2009

NBA Finals

  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 16 by the San Antonio Spurs vs. Miami Heat on June 11, 2013
  • Largest margin of victory in a game
  • 42 by the Chicago Bulls vs. Utah Jazz on June 7, 1998
  • Fewest points in a game
  • 54 by the Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls on June 7, 1998
  • Highest field goal percentage in a half
  • 75% by the Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers on June 9, 2009
  • Highest field goal percentage in a game
  • 63% by the Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Lakers on June 9, 2009

Other records

  • Most NBA titles won by a player
  • 11 by Bill Russell
  • Only players to win an Olympic gold medal, NCAA title, and NBA title
  • Clyde Lovellette — Olympics, 1952; NCAA, 1952; NBA, 1954, 1963-64
  • Bill Russell — Olympics, 1956; NCAA, 1955-56; NBA, 1957, 1959-66, 1968-69
  • K.C. Jones — Olympics, 1956; NCAA, 1955-56; NBA, 1959-66
  • Jerry Lucas — Olympics, 1960; NCAA, 1960; NBA, 1973
  • Quinn Buckner — Olympics, 1976; NCAA, 1976; NBA, 1984
  • Michael Jordan — Olympics, 1984, 1992; NCAA, 1982; NBA, 1991-93, 1996-98
  • Magic Johnson — Olympics, 1992; NCAA, 1979; NBA, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987-88
  • Only players to win an Olympic gold medal, Euroleague/European Champions Cup, and NBA title
Manu Ginóbili and Bill Bradley are the only players to win an Olympic gold medal, Euroleague/European Champions Cup, and NBA title.
  • Bill Bradley — Olympics, 1964; European Champions Cup, 1966; NBA, 1970, 1973
  • Manu Ginóbili — Olympics, 2004; Euroleague, 2001; NBA, 2003, 2005, 2007
  • Only 8th seeded teams to advance in Playoffs
  • 5-game format
  • The Denver Nuggets eliminated the Seattle SuperSonics 3–2 in the First Round in the 1994 NBA Playoffs.
  • The New York Knicks eliminated the Miami Heat 3–2 in the First Round in the 1999 NBA Playoffs (lockout shortened season). In addition, New York became the only 8th seed to reach the NBA Finals, but lost in 5 to the San Antonio Spurs.
  • 7-game format
  • The Golden State Warriors eliminated the Dallas Mavericks 4–2 in the First Round in the 2007 NBA Playoffs.
  • The Memphis Grizzlies eliminated the San Antonio Spurs 4–2 in the First Round in the 2011 NBA Playoffs.
  • The Philadelphia 76ers eliminated the Chicago Bulls 4–2 in the First Round in the 2012 NBA Playoffs (lockout shortened season).

Awards

  • 6 by Michael Jordan

* This award has only been given since the 1968-69 season.

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b c d "Jason Terry ties NBA playoff record as Mavs sweep defending champions". ESPN. Retrieved May 8, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/pbp/200105110TOR.html
  3. ^ "Thunder can't stop Dirk Nowitzki as Mavs seize 1-0 lead". ESPN. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Lakers take 1-0 lead behind Kobe Bryant's 31, Andrew Bynum's 10-block triple-double". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. April 29, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ NBA - Los Angeles Lakers/San Antonio Spurs Boxscore - NBA.com
  6. ^ "N.B.A. Playoffs; Jordan Scores 55 In Bulls' Triumph". The New York Times. May 2, 1988. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  7. ^ "NBA & ABA Career Playoff Leaders and Records for Blocks". Basketball Reference.com. June 17, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013. 
  8. ^ "NBA Playoffs: Deep Down, Lakers Knew They Could: L.A., Losing by 29, Runs to 97-95 Win". latimes.com. LA Times. Retrieved May 15, 1989. 
  9. ^ "Clippers rally from 27 down to stun Grizzlies in Game 1; Caron Butler breaks hand". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. April 29, 2012. Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Lakers rally in OT for commanding 3-1 series lead". espn.com. June 11, 2009. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ Martin, Brian (2011). "Finals 2011: Game 6 Notebook". nba.com. Retrieved June 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ Kreismer, Jeff. Heldt, Steve, ed. The Basketball Almanac. Saddle River, NJ: Red Letter Press. ISBN 0-940462-59-1. 
  13. ^ "Boxscore - Seattle SuperSonics vs. Houston Rockets, May 6, 1996". Basketball Reference. Retrieved May 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ NBA.com Dwight Howard’s 20-20 Game Leads Magic Past Raptors

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