With a dominant 61-point outing to lead the Blazers to a crucial win over the Mavs, Damian Lillard has joined some rarefied air. Hes now knocking on the door of becoming one of the top 5 players with most 60-point games in NBA history – this was his 3rd such game. All 3 of his 60-point games have come this very season.
Who are the top 5 players in terms of most 60-point games in NBA history? Read on to find out.
- 61 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Detroit Pistons.
- 61 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Atlanta Hawks.
- 69 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavaliers.
- 64 Points, Chicago Bulls vs. Orlando Magic.
Most 60-point games in NBA history
Towns is the 31st player in NBA history and the 11th active player to score 60 in a single game. Its officially the 77th 60-point game in league history.
Wilt Chamberlain has almost half of the leagues 60-point games with 32. James Harden and Damian Lillard are the only active players with more than one.
Here is a breakdown of every player to do it.
Stephen Curry was the last NBA player to score at least 60 points when he erupted for a career-high 62 points against the Portland Trail Blazers on Jan. 3, 2021 (ET).
Note: These stats are for 60-point games recorded in regular-season history. Jordan (63) and Baylor (61) are the only players in NBA Playoffs history to drop 60-plus in the postseason.
As of Dec. 2020, prior to the start of the 2020-21 season, there have been 76 instances of an NBA player scoring at least 60 points.
On the other hand, every one of Lillards performances of scoring 60 or more have been recorded in the 2019-20 campaign, making him only the second player in NBA history after Chamberlain to have at least three 60-point games in a single season.
Chamberlain recorded 15 in the 1961-62 season, when he averaged an NBA record 50.4 points, and another nine in the 1962-63 season.
Ranking 5 players with most 60-point games in NBA history
Houston Rockets v Portland Trail Blazers
James Harden will be securing his second scoring title at the end of this season. Harden is the embodiment of the modern score-first guard. His offensive game is par excellence, and over the past 3 seasons or more, he has been borderline unguardable.
Hardens top score in an NBA game is 61 points against the New York Knicks. He also secured 15 rebounds in the same outing.
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