Most 60-point Games in NBA History

Explore the NBA's elite scorers with the most 60-point games in history, including Wilt Chamberlain's legendary 100-point performance and Kobe Bryant's multiple 60-point achievements.

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Updated Mar 28, 2024

Most 60-point Games in NBA History
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Most 60-point Games in NBA History

Scoring the most points in a basketball game is a key measure of a player's dominance in the NBA and very few players have scored 60 or more points in a single game. The record for the most points in a single game is held by Wilt Chamberlain, who scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks in 1962. He's on the list 32 times for scoring over 60 points or more.

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Kobe Bryant is second on the list with six games where he scored 60 points or more, including an 81-point game against the Toronto Raptors in 2006. Devin Booker is the youngest player to score at least 60 points in a game and the oldest player is Kobe Bryant.

List of NBA single-game scoring leaders

Wilt Chamberlain stands out with his remarkable 100-point performance, leading the list with 32 instances of scoring 60 points or more. All players on the list showcased their scoring abilities with multiple 60-point games. These achievements underline the exceptional talent and dominance of these players in the history of the NBA.

Points

Player

Team

Season

100

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

81

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2005-06

78

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

73

Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks

2023-24

73

David Thompson

Denver Nuggets

1977-78

73

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

73

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

72

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

71

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers

2022-23

71

Donovan Mitchell

Cleveland Cavaliers

2022-23

71

David Robinson

San Antonio Spurs

1993-94

71

Elgin Baylor

Los Angeles Lakers

1960-61

70

Joel Embiid

Philadelphia 76ers

2023-24

70

Devin Booker

Phoenix Suns

2016-17

70

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

69

Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls

1989-90

68

Pete Maravich

New Orleans Jazz

1976-77

68

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia 76ers

1967-68

67

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

67

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

67

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

67

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1960-61

66

Wilt Chamberlain

Los Angeles Lakers

1968-69

65

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2006-07

65

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia 76ers

1965-66

65

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

65

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

64

Giannis Antetokounmpo

Milwaukee Bucks

2023-24

64

Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls

1992-93

64

Rick Barry

Golden State Warriors

1973-74

64

Elgin Baylor

Minneapolis Lakers

1959-60

63

Michael Jordan (1)

Chicago Bulls

1985-86

63

George Gervin

San Antonio Spurs

1977-78

63

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1964-65

63

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

63

Jerry West

Los Angeles Lakers

1961-62

63

Elgin Baylor

Los Angeles Lakers

1961-62

63

Joe Fulks

Philadelphia Warriors

1948-49

62

Devin Booker

Phoenix Suns

2023-24

62

Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves

2023-24

62

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

2020-21

62

Carmelo Anthony

New York Knicks

2013-14

62

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2005-06

62

Tracy McGrady

Orlando Magic

2003-04

62

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia 76ers

1965-66

62

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1964-65

62

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

62

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

62

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

62

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

61

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers

2019-20

61

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers

2019-20

61

James Harden

Houston Rockets

2018-19

61

James Harden

Houston Rockets

2018-19

61

LeBron James

Miami Heat

2013-14

61

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2008-09

61

Shaquille O'Neal

Los Angeles Lakers

1999-00

61

Karl Malone

Utah Jazz

1989-90

61

Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls

1986-87

61

Michael Jordan

Chicago Bulls

1986-87

61

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

61

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

61

Wilt Chamberlain

San Francisco Warriors

1962-63

61

Elgin Baylor (2)

Los Angeles Lakers

1961-62

61

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

61

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

61

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

61

George Mikan

Minneapolis Lakers

1951-52
 

60

Stephen Curry

Golden State Warriors

2023-24

60

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers

2022-23

60

Luka Doncic

Dallas Mavericks

2022-23

60

Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn Nets

2021-22

60

Karl-Anthony Towns

Minnesota Timberwolves

2021-22

60

Jayson Tatum

Boston Celtics

2020-21

60

Bradley Beal

Washington Wizards

2020-21

60

James Harden

Houston Rockets

2019-20

60

Damian Lillard

Portland Trail Blazers

2019-20

60

Kemba Walker

Charlotte Hornets

2018-19

60

James Harden

Houston Rockets

2017-18

60

Klay Thompson

Golden State Warriors

2016-17

60

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2015-16

60

Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers

2006-07

60

Gilbert Arenas

Washington Wizards

2006-07

60

Allen Iverson

Philadelphia 76ers

2004-05

60

Tom Chambers

Phoenix Suns

1989-90

60

Larry Bird

Boston Celtics

1984-85

60

Bernard King

New York Knicks

1984-85

60

Wilt Chamberlain

Los Angeles Lakers

1968-69

60

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

60

Wilt Chamberlain

Philadelphia Warriors

1961-62

Players who scored 60 or more points multiple times 

Wilt Chamberlain

Wilt Chamberlain is considered one of the best basketball players in NBA history. He holds many NBA records for scoring, rebounding, and shooting accuracy. One of his most famous achievements is scoring 100 points in a single game, a record that still stands as one of the best in basketball history. 

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Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant played as a shooting guard and is regarded as one of the greatest players in basketball history. He scored 81 points, which is the second-highest point total in a single game in NBA history, behind Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game. Bryant holds the record for the most points scored by a Lakers player and was the first guard to play 20 seasons in the NBA.

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Damian Lillard

Damian Lillard is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA. He's known for making important shots during crucial moments in games, earning him the nickname "Dame Time”. Throughout his career, he has earned seven NBA All-Star selections and seven All-NBA Team selections while playing with the Trail Blazers.

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Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan's incredible talent was evident right from his first NBA season. One of Jordan's most memorable performances is when he set a single-game playoff scoring record with 63 points against the Boston Celtics. Jordan went on to lead the NBA in scoring for 10 seasons, which is a league record.

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James Harden

James Harden is widely regarded as one of the best shooting guards in the history of the National Basketball Association. Harden began his NBA journey when he was selected as the third overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Oklahoma City Thunder. He quickly established himself as a dynamic scorer and playmaker.

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Elgin Baylor

Elgin Baylor was a gifted shooter, a strong rebounder, and a passer who is famous for his hanging jump shot. He played for the Minneapolis and Los Angeles Lakers for 14 seasons and was a 10-time All-NBA performer

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Karl-Anthony Towns

Karl-Anthony was chosen as the top overall pick in the 2015 NBA draft by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was named the NBA Rookie of the Year during his debut season in 2015-16. He has been selected for the All-Star game four times and won the NBA Three-Point Contest in the 2021-22 season.

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Devin Booker

Devin is an American professional basketball player. He is currently playing for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA. At just 20 years old, Booker set a record as the youngest player to score over 60 points in a single game, achieving a Suns franchise record of 70 points against the Boston Celtics. In 2019, at 22 years old, he made history again by becoming the youngest player ever to score consecutive 50-point games in NBA history.

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Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic had an impressive start in his NBA career. He won the Rookie of the Year award for the 2018–19 season. He also holds the record for the most career triple-doubles in Mavericks franchise history.

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Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry is considered the greatest shooter and one of the greatest basketball players of all time.  He has also been named an NBA All-Star Game MVP and was the inaugural NBA Western Conference Finals MVP.His impact on the game extends beyond individual awards, as he has influenced how the game is played and is admired for his shooting prowess and overall skill set.

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