Michael Jordan – 4 Times
- 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.
This page features the complete list of players with 60-point games in the NBA, including the season and playoffs.
Here you have the list of players who scored at least 60 points in an NBA game. Only 2 from a total of 80 performances of 60 or more points took place in the playoffs. Michael Jordan owns the playoffs record with 63 points and Elgin Baylor the Finals record with 61.
Wilt Chamberlain was a scoring machine and hes at the top of the list with his legendary 100-point game. That number was thought to be completely out of reach for modern-era players until 2005-06 when Kobe Bryant scored 62 points in 3 quarters before sitting in the fourth and then, a month later, he climbed to the second place in this list by scoring 81 points.
While for most players a 60-point game is a once-in-a-lifetime achievement, Chamberlain appears here 32 times. The only other players with multiple appearances are Kobe Bryant (6 times), Michael Jordan (5 times), Elgin Baylor and James Harden (4 times each), and Damian Lillard (3 times). After almost 5 years of drought for this list since Kobe scored 61 in 2009, Carmelo Anthony (62) and LeBron James (61) joined this selected group in 2014. Then in 2016 Kobe scored 60 again in the final game of his career. In 2016-17 Klay Thompson was the first to finish with 60 in less that 30 minutes (29) while Devin Booker became only the 6th player to get at least 70 points. In 2017-18 James Harden had the first 60-point triple-double in NBA history.
In 2019-20 Damian Lillard had three 60-point games. Chamberlain is the only other player with at least 3 such games in the same season, he had 15 in 1961-62 and 9 in 1962-63.
#4 Elgin Baylor – 4 (3 in regular season, 1 in playoffs)
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Widely recognized as the first dominant great perimeter player in his heyday, Elgin Baylor dominated scoring in 60s basketball like few others. One of the few Lakers to have their jersey retired despite not winning a ring as an active roster member, Baylors finest hour was when he dropped 61 points in Game 5 of the 1962 NBA Finals – a record that has stood the test of time.
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Chamberlain’s 100 points against the Knicks in 1962 remains an NBA record.