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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.

Playoff records[edit]

Game[edit]

  • Most minutes in a game
  • Most points in a half
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 29 by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987 (4th)
  • Most points in an overtime period
  • Most field goals made in a game
  • Most field goals made in a game, no misses
  • Most field goals attempted in a game
  • Most field goals missed in a game
  • 26 by Rick Barry, San Francisco Warriors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on April 18, 1967
  • 26 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat, May 26, 1997
  • 26 by Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Dallas Mavericks, April 18, 2016
  • 26 by Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets, April 19, 2017
  • Most field goals attempted in a game, none made
  • 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
  • 18 by Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets on April 19, 2017
  • Most consecutive field goals made in a quarter
  • 12 by Sleepy Floyd, Golden State Warriors vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 10, 1987[citation needed]
  • Most consecutive field goals made in a game
  • 13 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls vs. Los Angeles Lakers on June 5, 1991[citation needed]
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 11 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder on May 28, 2016
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game, no misses
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game
  • 18 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics at Chicago Bulls on April 30, 2009 (3 OT)
  • 18 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans on April 23, 2015 (OT)
  • 18 by Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers vs Golden State Warriors on May 9, 2016
  • 18 by Klay Thompson, Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder on May 28, 2016
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a half
  • 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, 2001[2]
  • Most consecutive 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 8 by Vince Carter, Toronto Raptors vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 11, 2001[2]
  • 8 by Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers at Oklahoma City Thunder on May 5, 2014.[3]
  • 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, 2011[4]
Shaq holds the Playoff records for free throws attempted in a quarter & game.
  • Most free throws attempted in a game
  • 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
  • 28 by DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers vs. Houston Rockets on May 10, 2015 (10/28)
  • 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
  • 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 Defensive rebounds in a game
  • 20 by Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics at Houston Rockets on April 22, 1975
  • 20 by Dave Cowens, Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers on May 1, 1977
  • 20 by Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers, June 3, 1977
  • 20 by Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers, June 5, 1977
  • 20 by Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Denver Nuggets on April 21, 2004
  • 20 by Kevin Garnett, Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Sacramento Kings on May 19, 2004
  • 20 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs vs. Los Angeles Lakers on May 14, 2002
  • 20 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs vs. Phoenix Suns on April 25, 2003
  • 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 game[5]
  • 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
  • 12 by James Harden, Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors on May 27, 2015[6]
  • 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 Jalen Rose, Indiana Pacers vs. Philadelphia 76ers on May 6, 2000
  • 41 by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Golden State Warriors on June 13, 2016

Series[edit]

  • 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 (4.3 spg)
  • Most blocks - 18 by Manute Bol, Golden State Warriors (vs. Utah Jazz), 1989 (6.0 bpg)
  • 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 - 21 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. San Antonio Spurs), 2017.
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 48 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. New Orleans Pelicans), 2015
  • 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
  • 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 (4.25 spg)
  • Most blocks - 23 by Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston Rockets (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 1990 (5.75 bpg)
  • 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 - 27 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Houston Rockets), 2015
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 55 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Houston Rockets), 2015
  • 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
  • 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 (4.2 spg)
  • Most blocks - 31 by Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets (vs. Seattle SuperSonics), 1994 (6.2 bpg)
  • 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 - 26 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Memphis Grizzlies), 2015
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 52 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Memphis Grizzlies), 2015
  • 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
  • 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 (3.17 spg)
  • Most blocks - 32 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2003 (5.33 bpg)
  • 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 - 32 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder), 2016 & Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2016
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 80 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2016
  • 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
  • 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 (4.0 spg)
  • Most blocks - 38 by Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets (vs. Utah Jazz), 1994 (5.43 bpg)

Career[edit]

Records through the 2017 playoffs.

  • Most games
  • Most minutes
  • 9,174 by Tim Duncan
  • Most minutes per game
  • 47.24 by Wilt Chamberlain[8]
  • 6,163 by LeBron James.
  • 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
  • 181 by LeBron James.
  • Most 10-point games
  • 237 by Tim Duncan
  • 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).[9]
  • 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. This streak entails every playoff game of Jordan's career.
  • Most consecutive 10-point games
  • 179 by Michael Jordan. This streak entails every playoff game of Jordan's career.
  • Most field goals made
  • 2,356 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Most field goals attempted
  • 4,499 by Kobe Bryant
  • Highest field goal percentage (min. 300 attempts)
  • Most field goals missed
  • 2,485 by Kobe Bryant[11]
  • Most 2-point field goals made
  • 2,356 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar[12]
  • Most 2-point field goals attempted
  • 4,418 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar[13]
  • Highest 2-point field goal percentage (min. 300 attempts)
  • 59.26% by Dwight Howard (582/902)[14]
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 959 by Ray Allen[16]
  • Highest 3-point field goal percentage (NBA Rate Statistic Requirement is min. 55 attempts)[17]
  • Most consecutive games with a 3-point field goal made
  • 75 by Stephen Curry, since 4-20-2013 (12 in 2013; 7 in 2014; 21 in 2015; 18 in 2016; 17 in 2017) (active).
  • Highest True Shooting Percentage (takes into consideration points scored from three pointers, field goals and free-throws to get a measure of points scored each shooting attempt, formula is Points / (2 * (FG Attempts + 0.44 * FT Attempts)))
  • Highest Effective Field Goal Percentage (Similar to FG %, but adds an additional parameter. This parameter adjusts for the fact that 3-point field goals are worth 50 percent more than 2-point field goals. Formula is eFG% = (FGM + (0.5 x 3PTM)) / FGA)
  • 1,468 by LeBron James.
  • Most free throws attempted
  • 2,317 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Highest free throw percentage (NBA Rate Statistic Requirement is min. 125 attempts)[17]
  • Most consecutive free throws made
  • Highest rebounds per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 24.9 by Bill Russell
  • Highest total rebound percentage (Rebound %, an estimate of the percentage of missed shots a player rebounded while he was on the floor.)
  • 21.95% Dwight Howard[22]
  • Most offensive rebounds
  • 866 by Shaquille O'Neal
  • Highest offensive rebound percentage
  • 15.05% Moses Malone[23]
  • Most defensive rebounds
  • 2,053 by Tim Duncan[24]
  • Highest defensive rebound percentage
  • 30.84% Dwight Howard[25]
  • Most Double-Doubles
  • 164 by Tim Duncan
  • Most Triple-Doubles
  • 30 by Magic Johnson
  • 2,346 by Magic Johnson
  • Highest assists per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 12.35 by Magic Johnson
  • Highest assist percentage (Assist %, an estimate of the percentage of teammate field goals a player assisted while he was on the floor.)
  • 47.79% John Stockton[26]
  • Highest steals per game average (NBA Rate Statistic Requirement is min. 125 steals[17])
  • 2.36 by Chris Paul (125 steals / 53 games)[27]
  • Highest steal percentage (Steal %, an estimate of the percentage of opponent possessions that end with a steal by the player while he was on the floor.)
  • 557 by Tim Duncan[29]
  • Highest blocks per game average (min. 25 games)
  • 3.3 by Hakeem Olajuwon (472/145)
  • Highest Block percentage (Block %, an estimate of the percentage of opponent two-point field goal attempts blocked by the player while he was on the floor.)
  • 773 by LeBron James.[31]
  • Most Personal Fouls
  • 797 by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar[32]
  • Highest Player Efficiency Rating (measuring a player's per-minute performance, while adjusting for pace)
  • 28.60 by Michael Jordan
  • Highest Offensive Rating (for players it is points produced per 100 possessions)
  • 122 by Earvin "Magic" Johnson.[33]
  • Highest Defensive Rating (for players and teams it is points allowed per 100 possessions.)

Franchise[edit]

  • Largest fourth quarter comebacks
  • 29 points - The Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 29-point deficit to beat the Seattle SuperSonics on May 14, 1989.[35]
  • 27 points - The Los Angeles Clippers overcame a 27-point deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies on the road on April 29, 2012 with less than 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter.[36]

Rookie and age-related records[edit]

In 2006, the NBA introduced age requirement restrictions. Prospective high school players must wait a year before entering the NBA, making some age-related records harder to break.

  • Youngest/Oldest player to play a playoff game
  • Youngest: Andrew Bynum is the youngest player to play in a playoff game, he logged a total of 1 minute and 52 seconds and missed one shot in the game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Phoenix Suns at the age of 18 years, 191 days on May 6, 2006.
  • Oldest: Robert Parish is the oldest player to play in a playoff game, he logged about 8 minutes, grabbed 2 rebounds and missed all three shots in the game for the Chicago Bulls against the Atlanta Hawks at the age of 43 years, 254 days on May 11, 1997.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to start in a playoff game
  • Youngest: Thaddeus Young is the youngest player to start in a playoff game, he logged a total of 22 minutes and 18 seconds, scored 10 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, and 2 steals in the game for the Philadelphia 76ers against the Detroit Pistons at the age of 19 years, 304 days on April 20, 2008.
  • Oldest: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest player to start in a playoff game, he logged about 29 minutes, scored 7 points, grabbed 3 rebounds and had 3 assists in the game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Detroit Pistons at the age of 42 years, 58 days on June 13, 1989, game 4 of the 1989 NBA Finals.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score in a playoff game
  • Youngest: Kobe Bryant is the youngest player to score in a playoff game, he had a total of 22 points in the game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Portland Trail Blazers at the age of 18 years, 250 days on April 30, 1997.
  • Oldest: Robert Parish is the oldest player to score in a playoff game, he had a total of 2 points in the game for the Chicago Bulls against the Atlanta Hawks at the age of 43 years, 251 days on May 8, 1997.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to score a 3-pointer in a playoff game
  • Youngest: Kobe Bryant is the youngest player to hit a 3-pointer in a playoff game, he had a total of 2 3-pointers in the game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Portland Trail Blazers at the age of 18 years, 250 days on April 30, 1997.
  • Oldest: Kevin Willis is the oldest player to hit a 3-pointer in a playoff game, he had a total of 1 3-pointer in the game for the San Antonio Spurs against the Los Angeles Lakers at the age of 40 years, 241 days on May 5, 2005.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to log a double-double in a playoff game
  • Youngest: Carmelo Anthony is the youngest player to log a double-double in a playoff game, he had a total of 24 points and 10 rebounds in the game for the Denver Nuggets against the Minnesota Timberwolves at the age of 19 years, 331 days on April 24, 2004.
  • Oldest: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest player to log a double-double in a playoff game, he had a total of 24 points and 13 rebounds in the game for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Detroit Pistons at the age of 42 years, 56 days on June 11, 1989, game 3 of the 1989 NBA Finals.
  • Youngest/Oldest player to log a triple-double in a playoff game
  • Youngest: LeBron James is the youngest player to log a triple-double in a playoff game, he had a total of 32 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists in the game for the Cleveland Cavaliers against the Washington Wizards at the age of 21 years, 113 days on April 22, 2006.
  • Oldest: John Stockton is the oldest player to log a triple-double in a playoff game, he had a total of 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in the game for the Utah Jazz against the Dallas Mavericks at the age of 39 years, 33 days on April 28, 2001.

NBA Finals records[edit]

Game[edit]

  • 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[37]
  • 8 by Ray Allen, Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on June 6, 2010
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted in a game[38]
  • 15 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers) on June 7, 2015 & Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers) on June 13, 2016
  • 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 4-point plays made in a game
  • 2 by Ray Allen, Miami Heat (vs. San Antonio Spurs) on June 16, 2013[39]
  • 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
  • 10 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers) on June 4, 2017
  • 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, 1996
  • 11 by Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls (vs. Seattle SuperSonics) on June 16, 1996
  • Most defensive rebounds in a game
  • 20 by Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers at Philadelphia 76ers, June 3, 1977
  • 20 by Bill Walton, Portland Trail Blazers vs. Philadelphia 76ers, June 5, 1977
  • 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, 2009[40]
  • 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
  • 40-point scoring duos
  • 41 by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Cleveland Cavaliers (at Golden State Warriors) on June 13, 2016
  • Most points in a game without a turnover
  • 41 by Shaquille O'Neal, Los Angeles Lakers (vs. Indiana Pacers) on June 19, 2000
  • Triple-double by opposing players in the same game
  • Stephen Curry (32 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds), Golden State Warriors and LeBron James (29 points, 14 assists and 11 rebounds), Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors on June 4, 2017
  • Most points by a duo in a loss
  • 77 by LeBron James (39) and Kyrie Irving (38), Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Golden State Warriors) on June 7, 2017
  • Four players score at least 30 points in a game
  • Hakeem Olajuwon (34), Sam Cassell (31), Houston Rockets and Shaquille O’Neal (33), Penny Hardaway (32), Orlando Magic on June 9, 1995
  • LeBron James (39), Kyrie Irving (38), Cleveland Cavaliers and Kevin Durant (31), Klay Thompson (30), Golden State Warriors on June 7, 2017
  • Pair of 30-point scorers on the same team in consecutive games
  • Jerry West (40), Elgin Baylor (36), Los Angeles Lakers on April 8, 1962 and Elgin Baylor (39), Jerry West (36), Los Angeles Lakers on April 10, 1962
  • Kevin Durant (33), Stephen Curry (32), Golden State Warriors on June 4, 2017 and Kevin Durant (31), Klay Thompson (30), Golden State Warriors on June 7, 2017
  • LeBron James (39), Kyrie Irving (38), Cleveland Cavaliers on June 7, 2017 and Kyrie Irving (40), LeBron James (31), Cleveland Cavaliers on June 9, 2017

Series[edit]

  • Most points per game in an NBA Championship series
  • 41.0 by Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls (vs. Phoenix Suns), 1993
  • Triple-double per game average in the NBA Finals
  • LeBron James: 33.6 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 10.0 assists, 2017
  • Only players to score at least 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)
  • Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2017 (5 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 (3.5 spg)
  • 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 - 19 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2017
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 49 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2017
  • 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 (2.8 spg)
  • Most blocks - 20 by Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers), 2009 (4 bpg)
  • 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 - 25 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2015
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 65 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2015
  • 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), 2011[41]
  • 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 (2.67 spg)
  • Most blocks - 32 by Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs (vs. New Jersey Nets), 2003 (5.33 bpg)
  • 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- 32 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2016
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted - 80 by Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers), 2016
  • 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 (2.86 spg)
  • Most blocks - 30 by Patrick Ewing, New York Knicks (vs. Houston Rockets), 1994 (4.29 bpg)

Career[edit]

  • 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 (45.91%)
  • Most 3-point field goals made[43]
  • 80 by LeBron James.
  • Most 3-point field goals attempted
  • 213 by LeBron James (37.56%)
  • 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 (82.58%)
  • 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). This streak entails every Finals game of Jordan's career.
  • 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 defensive rebounds
  • 359 by LeBron James
  • 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 turnovers
  • 190 by Magic Johnson
  • Most games played
  • 70 by Bill Russell
  • Most personal fouls
  • 225 by Bill Russell
  • Most triple-doubles
  • 9 by LeBron James

Franchise[edit]

Bill Russell and Red Auerbach were key figures in the Boston Celtics' eight straight NBA titles and 10 straight NBA Finals appearances in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Most titles won
  • 17 by the Boston Celtics
  • Most Finals appearances
  • 31 by the Los Angeles Lakers
  • Most Consecutive NBA titles
  • 8 by the Boston Celtics (1959–66)
  • Most Consecutive NBA Finals appearances
  • 10 by the Boston Celtics (1957–66)
  • Best NBA Finals series record
  • 6–0 by the Chicago Bulls [44]
  • 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, (1950–71)
  • Most consecutive Playoff appearances in one city
  • 21 by the Portland Trail Blazers, (1983–2003)
  • Longest active streak of Playoff appearances
  • 20 by the San Antonio Spurs (1998–current)
  • Fewest Playoff appearances
  • 6 by the New Orleans Pelicans
  • 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 (1977–91)
  • 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
  • Highest playoff winning percentage
  • 0.941 by the Golden State Warriors (16-1) in 2017
  • Undefeated in playoffs at home
  • 9-0 by the Golden State Warriors in 2017

Playoffs[edit]

  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 25 by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 2, on May 4, 2016
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 18 by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 2 in the first half, on May 4, 2016
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 10 by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Atlanta Hawks, Game 2 in the second quarter, on May 4, 2016
  • Largest margin of points in a half*
  • 41 by the Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics on May 19, 2017
  • 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
  • Most consecutive wins
  • 15 by the Golden State Warriors from April 16, 2017 to June 9, 2017.
  • Largest average point differential
  • +14.5 PPG by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1971
  • Most double-digit wins in a single postseason
  • 12 each, by the Miami Heat in 2013;
  • by the San Antonio Spurs in 2014;
  • by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2016;
  • by the Golden State Warriors in 2017.
  • Most consecutive road wins to being postseason
  • 8 by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001
  • Most points in a game
  • 157 by the Boston Celtics (vs. New York Knicks) on April 28, 1990
  • Most points in a half
  • 86 by the Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Golden State Warriors) on June 9, 2017

NBA Finals[edit]

  • Most 3-point field goals made in a game
  • 24 by the Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Golden State Warriors) Game 4 on June 9, 2017
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a half
  • 13 by the Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Golden State Warriors) Game 4 on June 9, 2017 (1st Half)
  • Most 3-point field goals made in a quarter
  • 9 by the Golden State Warriors (at Cleveland Cavaliers) Game 3 on June 7, 2017 (1st)
  • 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
  • 75.8% by the San Antonio Spurs (vs. Miami Heat) Game 3 on June 10, 2014 (1st half)
  • Highest field goal percentage in a game
  • 63% by the Orlando Magic (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) Game 3 on June 9, 2009
  • Only team to win series after facing a 3–1 series deficit
  • Cleveland Cavaliers, 2016 NBA Finals
  • Fewest turnovers in a game
  • 4 by the Detroit Pistons (vs. San Antonio Spurs) on June 16, 2005
  • 4 by the San Antonio Spurs (at Miami Heat) on June 6, 2013
  • 4 by the Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers) on June 1, 2017
  • Largest turnover differential in a game
  • -16 by the Golden State Warriors (vs. Cleveland Cavaliers) on June 1, 2017
  • Most points in a game
  • 148 by the Boston Celtics (vs. Los Angeles Lakers) on May 27, 1985
  • Most points in a half
  • 86 by the Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Golden State Warriors) Game 4 on June 9, 2017 (1st Half)
  • Most points in a quarter
  • 49 by the Cleveland Cavaliers (vs. Golden State Warriors) Game 4 on June 9, 2017 (1st)

Other records[edit]

  • Most NBA titles won by a player
  • 11 by Bill Russell
  • Most consecutive NBA Finals appearances by a player
  • 10 by Bill Russell (1957–66)
  • Best record for NBA Finals series outcomes[45]
  • 8–0 by K.C. Jones
  • 8–0 by Satch Sanders
  • 8–0 by John Havlicek
  • 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, 2014
  • 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[edit]

  • 6 by Michael Jordan
  • 3 by Michael Jordan (twice) and Shaquille O'Neal.

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

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "NBA Individual Post-Season Records for Points". 
  2. ^ a b c http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/pbp/200105110TOR.html
  3. ^ http://www.nba.com/games/20140505/LACOKC/gameinfo.html?ls=pot
  4. ^ "Thunder can't stop Dirk Nowitzki as Mavs seize 1-0 lead". ESPN. Retrieved May 17, 2011. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ http://www.basketball-reference.com/boxscores/201505270GSW.html
  7. ^ "Playoff Records for Games". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Playoff Records for Minutes Per Game". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "N.B.A. Playoffs; Jordan Scores 55 In Bulls' Triumph". The New York Times. May 2, 1988. Retrieved May 7, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Playoff Records for Field Goal Pct". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Playoff Records for Field Goals Missed". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "Playoff Records for 2-Pt Field Goals". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Playoff Records for 2-Pt Field Goal Attempts". Basketball Reference.com. Retrieved 21 March 2015. 
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