Devin Booker's 70-point explosion was the most points scored in a NBA game by a single game by a player since Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Raptors in 2006. We all know about Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game, but what about the other highest scoring games in league history? Here are the top 10 performances:
T-10) Devin Booker, Phoenix Suns - 70 points
March 24, 2017 vs. Celtics
Booker's performance came in a 130-120 loss, and 51 of this points came in the second half. He went 21-40 from the field (4-11 from three) and 24-26 from the free throw line.
T-10) Wilt Chamberlain, San Francisco Warriors - 70 points
March 10, 1963 vs. Syracuse Nationals
Only six individual players have scored at least 70 points in a game, and Chamberlain is the only one who has done it more than once. You'll be seeing his name a lot on this list. This performance did come in a 163-148 loss for Wilt, the largest loss on this list.
Robinson only scored six points in the second quarter, but had 18 in the first quarter and 47 in the second half - including 28 in the fourth quarter.
Without a three-point line, Baylor went 28-48 from the floor and 15-18 from the free throw line in a 123-108 win over the Knicks.
7) Wilt Chamberlain, San Francisco Warriors - 72 points
November 3, 1962 vs. Lakers
Guess who's back? Wilt's huge game wasn't enough to lead the Warriors to a win (127-115 defeat), but he was incredibly efficient, going 29-48 from the field and a surprisingly good 14-18 from the foul line.
Yet another standout performance in a loss, Thompson was unstoppable early against the Pistons, scoring 32 points in the first quarter and 53 points in the first half. However, he *only* scored 20 in the second half in a two-point defeat.
T-4) Wilt Chamberlain, San Francisco Warriors - 73 points
November 16, 1962 vs. Knicks
Finally, a win for Wilt (insert Knicks joke here)! Chamberlain went 29-43 while playing all 48 minutes, resulting in a 127–111 win for the Warriors.
T-4) Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors - 73 points
January 13, 1962 vs. Chicago Packers
Chamberlain had scored 73 points earlier in the calendar year before the Warriors moved to San Francisco, playing all 48 minutes again in a 135–117 victory. If only he had been more efficient from the free throw line (15-25).
3) Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors - 78 points
December 8, 1961 vs. Lakers
This was the game that really started Wilt's streak of incredible performances in the 1961-62 season - and it came in a 151-147 loss to the Lakers. He went 31-62 from the field while playing 63 minutes, and once again, could have had more if he shot better from the foul line (16-31).
We all know about Kobe's 81-point game. He had 26 at the half before exploding for 55 points in the second half in a 122-104 win. Bryant also made the most three-pointers of anyone on this list, going 7-13 from deep.
1) Wilt Chamberlain, Philadelphia Warriors - 100 points
March 2, 1962 vs. Knicks
The 100-point game. Playing all 48 minutes once again, Wilt went 36-63 from the field and actually made his free throws in this game, going 28-32 from the charity stripe. The end result was a 169–147 win over the Knicks and the best offensive performance in league history.Back to the NBA Newsfeed