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NBA 60 Points in a Game

In NBA history, 37 different players have scored 60 or more points in a single game. How many can you name?
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Through the end of the 2023–2024 season
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Last updated: April 14, 2024
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First submittedNovember 5, 2010
Times taken347,969
Average score48.6%
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Year
Pts
Player
2024
61
Jalen Brunson
2024
60
Stephen Curry
2024
73
Luka Dončić
2024
62
Devin Booker
2024
70
Joel Embiid
2024
62
Karl-Anthony Towns
2023
64
Giannis Antetokounmpo
2023
71
Damian Lillard
2023
60
Damian Lillard
2023
71
Donovan Mitchell
2023
60
Luka Dončić
2022
60
Kyrie Irving
2022
60
Karl-Anthony Towns
2021
60
Jayson Tatum
2021
60
Bradley Beal
2021
62
Stephen Curry
2020
61
Damian Lillard
2020
61
Damian Lillard
2019
60
James Harden
2019
60
Damian Lillard
2019
61
James Harden
2019
61
James Harden
2018
60
Kemba Walker
2018
60
James Harden
2017
70
Devin Booker
2016
60
Klay Thompson
2016
60
Kobe Bryant
2014
61
LeBron James
2014
62
Carmelo Anthony
2009
61
Kobe Bryant
2007
60
Kobe Bryant
Year
Pts
Player
2007
65
Kobe Bryant
2006
60
Gilbert Arenas
2006
81
Kobe Bryant
2005
62
Kobe Bryant
2005
60
Allen Iverson
2004
62
Tracy McGrady
2000
61
Shaquille O'Neal
1994
71
David Robinson
1993
64
Michael Jordan
1990
69
Michael Jordan
1990
60
Tom Chambers
1990
61
Karl Malone
1987
61
Michael Jordan
1987
61
Michael Jordan
1986
63
Michael Jordan
1985
60
Larry Bird
1984
60
Bernard King
1978
63
George Gervin
1978
73
David Thompson
1977
68
Pete Maravich
1974
64
Rick Barry
1969
66
Wilt Chamberlain
1969
60
Wilt Chamberlain
1967
68
Wilt Chamberlain
1966
62
Wilt Chamberlain
1966
65
Wilt Chamberlain
1964
63
Wilt Chamberlain
1964
62
Wilt Chamberlain
1963
70
Wilt Chamberlain
1963
62
Wilt Chamberlain
Year
Pts
Player
1963
67
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
61
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
63
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
61
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
61
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
73
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
72
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
61
Elgin Baylor
1962
100
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
61
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
65
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
67
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
61
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
67
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
65
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
62
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
62
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
63
Jerry West
1962
62
Wilt Chamberlain
1962
73
Wilt Chamberlain
1961
60
Wilt Chamberlain
1961
61
Wilt Chamberlain
1961
63
Elgin Baylor
1961
78
Wilt Chamberlain
1961
60
Wilt Chamberlain
1961
67
Wilt Chamberlain
1960
71
Elgin Baylor
1959
64
Elgin Baylor
1952
61
George Mikan
1949
63
Joe Fulks
105 Recent Comments
+29
Level 29
Mar 4, 2014
loled when entered Chamberlain, and the half the screen goes green :)
+12
Level 91
Mar 6, 2014
Think about it this way. In the 9-year span from 1961 through 1969, there were 35 performances of 60+ points - 1 by Jerry West, 2 by Elgin Baylor, and 33 by Chamberlain. In the entire remaining history of the league, there have only been 29 more such performances by any other players. Talk about a truly dominant career!
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Level 92
Sep 24, 2015
But holy cow, 100 points in one game? I wonder if his team was giving him the ball every time just to make that happen.
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Level 85
Jul 21, 2020
That's a complete myth. He did that once in a scrimmage at Kansas.

https://www.inquirer.com/philly/sports/sixers/Wilt_Chamberlain_NCAA_rules_free_throw_shooting_Kansas.html

+3
Level 60
Sep 22, 2021
Yah they did. They kept giving him the ball then he dunked over the other dudes heads.
+1
Level 9
Aug 25, 2016
that was funny! XD
+1
Level 84
Apr 10, 2014
Grrrrr. Tried Mikkan and Mikaan. Somehow never thought of Mikan.,
+5
Level 25
May 4, 2014
very surprised that the Human Highlight Film never touched 60
+2
Level 49
Oct 30, 2021
Durant is another one,
+3
Level 77
Sep 2, 2014
Wilt Chamberlain...most dominate athlete in any sport...ever. Crazy how good he was
+2
Level 22
Feb 27, 2015
I agree. Him and Jordan are me favorite NBA players ever. As of right now, maybe James and Bryant.
+3
Level 60
Sep 22, 2021
RIP Kobe
+3
Level 15
Feb 2, 2018
Gretzky, Tony Hawk, Serena, Bolt, Phelps. Way off
+4
Level 47
Jul 18, 2019
Wilt was more dominate in his respected sport then all of the people you named
+7
Level 67
Nov 17, 2019
It's really hard to compare because basketball players can stay on the floor an entire game and get the ball every time their team has the ball, which permits them to score 60 or 70 in a game. A hockey player is on the ice less than half the game, and forwards usually only play about 1/3 of the game. A baseball player only gets four at-bats. I think Michael Phelps and Wayne Gretzky were indeed more dominant than Chamberlain, but it's tough to make a true comparison across those sports.
+6
Level 58
Nov 18, 2019
Don Bradman in cricket.

Only SIX test batsmen with a career batting average of over 60, Don Bradman's average was 99.94.

Next best is 64 (and Steve Smith is still an active player so this will probably come down).

+1
Level 70
Apr 30, 2024
Bradman was indeed head and shoulders above the rest in cricket, but there are at least two Australian sportspeople who were more dominant in their sport: Walter Lindrum in billiards (look his record up if you're unaware - it's incredible) and Heather McKay in squash. McKay, as world #1, had a winning streak in all tournaments that lasted 19 years from 1962 to her retirement in 1981. Unlikely to ever be beaten as a record in any individual sport.
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Level 55
Apr 2, 2021
Sachin Tendulkar is the GOAT. Cricket was way easier in Bradman's time than it was in Sachin's.
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Level 65
Feb 7, 2024
What a silly take.

if cricket was easier in Don's era. There would be tons of batter wil averages over 80. Tendulkar will always be second. Even second place is debatable.

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Level 70
Apr 30, 2024
Batting in cricket was easier in the days when they didn't cover pitches to prevent weather damage? Pull the other one.
+6
Level 58
Oct 29, 2021
so why didn't more players have figures like bradman?
+1
Level 85
Jul 21, 2020
Only center to ever lead the league in assists.
+1
Level 73
Jan 6, 2023
Wayne Gretzky. Shockingly dominant, just over the top amazing.
+1
Level 77
Apr 11, 2023
He's #2 on my list of all time dominance. My favorite Gretzky stat is that you could take away all of his goals and he would still be the NHL all time leader in points.
+7
Level 65
Nov 30, 2015
It's amazing that Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, the top scorer of all time, has never scored 60 in a game.
+1
Level 60
Dec 25, 2015
Was just thinking that!
+1
Level 54
Jun 24, 2016
I thought of that too
+5
Level 77
Jun 26, 2017
Kind of reminds me of Hank Aaron. The best home run hitter of all time never had more than 45 home runs in a season.
+1
Level 42
Feb 1, 2018
ikr. i kept typing in his name thinking i spelt it wrong or something
+1
Level 45
Apr 14, 2016
It happened again!!!
+4
Level 56
Apr 16, 2016
Kobe's last game of his career and he drops 60! What a career he had
+13
Level 35
Jul 21, 2017
He took 50 freakin shots and people just stood around and watched. Hardly a legit 60.
+3
Level 16
May 18, 2023
Nobody cares. It's still 60
+3
Level 9
Apr 18, 2016
type in wilt and you already got 50% of the quiz lol
+2
Level 95
Apr 19, 2016
All half of famers, all-stars and there is gilbert arenas lol...Yes, he was relevant once upon a time...
+1
Level 83
Dec 8, 2016
Was Tom Chambers an all-star? Once or twice maybe, but his name also seems strange on this list. :-)
+1
Level 63
May 23, 2017
actually he was and i believe he won the all star game mvp in '87. hell of a player and a natural scorer for 5-6 years.
+1
Level 66
Jul 7, 2021
I got Tom Chambers and Gilbert Arenas...and missed Larry Bird.
+1
Level 65
Dec 6, 2016
TIME FOR AN UPDATE! Let's go Klay Thompson!
+1
Level ∞
Dec 6, 2016
Done!
+1
Level 81
Dec 6, 2016
update klay thompson
+2
Level 66
Dec 6, 2016
It's funny that 25% of people didn't get Klay, considering it happened last night.
+1
Level 12
Apr 13, 2017
Nice quiz! 19/24 some obvious got me!
+1
Level 4
May 4, 2017
How do I get Fulks but not Bird......
+5
Level 65
May 17, 2017
As a Celtics fan, I must say that Devin Booker's 70 weren't that impressive, considering the entire game was garbage time.
+3
Level 10
Jun 9, 2017
elan 70 points is very rare these days so how is it not the impressive
+8
Level 65
Feb 1, 2018
Let me rephrase what I said: Devin Booker's 70 points was the LEAST IMPRESSIVE 70-point game in NBA history, for three reasons:

1. Avery Bradley, the Celtics' #1 defender (at the time), did not play. He would have been guarding Devin Booker.

2. The Celtics were winning by around 30 points throughout the entire game, so they did not concern themselves with how many points Devin Booker was scoring.

3. At the end of the game, the Suns repeatedly intentionally fouled the Celtics, just so they could get the ball back and add to Booker's point total.

Remember that I am a Celtics fan, and my "saltiness" is meant to be perceived with a layer of humor.

+9
Level 31
Aug 24, 2017
There's a problem with the quiz. You forgot to add Lavar Ball
+1
Level 65
Jan 31, 2018
Damn, y'all are fast at updating these...
+1
Level 7
Feb 18, 2018
I got em all
+2
Level 45
Nov 18, 2018
Time to update this again! I love when this gets updated.
+1
Level 44
Nov 22, 2018
Add Kemba Walker plz for the 2018/19 season. Greatly appreciated
+1
Level 67
Jan 8, 2019
Yes, add Walker.
+1
Level 45
Jan 23, 2019
Annnnnnd we need an update again!
+1
Level 46
Jan 28, 2019
Time to update
+1
Level 45
Mar 1, 2019
Please add Harden again, adn Kemba Walker😬
+2
Level 24
Jun 1, 2019
Wilt Chamberlain has entered the chat
+1
Level 46
Aug 6, 2019
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+1
Level 50
Nov 11, 2019
Time to add Damian Lillard
+1
Level 67
Nov 17, 2019
I was at that game. My buddies and I were having a weekend in Portland and decided on a whim to get tickets. It was really fun to see that, even though the Blazers lost.
+3
Level 94
Nov 12, 2019
Don't watch basketball but cannot help to be impressed with Chamberlain - 70 years of basketball (from the first 60+ game in 1949) and there have been 72 occasions were someone has scored at least 60. 32 of those occasions are from him! 11 occasions of a 70+ game and he has 6 of those (including a '100'). Wow. No-one has come close to replicating his dominance.
+3
Level 65
Nov 15, 2019
For Fulk's sake... 26/27
+1
Level 75
Nov 21, 2019
The number should be changed to 27 in the quiz instructions
+1
Level ∞
Nov 21, 2019
Okay
+1
Level 62
Jan 21, 2020
Lillard...
+1
Level 21
Mar 2, 2020
never thought of the birdman, lol
+1
Level 37
Sep 15, 2020
Good old Jumpin' Joe, one of the greatest shooters that nobody knows. He's infamously known for his jump shot ability, but nobody recognizes the points he would score on the board! 60 points in 1949 was a remarkable moment for National Basketball Association fans.
+1
Level 10
Nov 30, 2020
Klay Thompson
+4
Level 33
Jan 5, 2021
u need to add curry he scored 62 on sunday
+2
Level 55
Jan 6, 2021
Bradley Beal just did it
+5
Level 56
Jan 14, 2021
Real talk: I only think Jerry West was guessed so often because people tried typing in Westbrook
+2
Level 67
Mar 4, 2021
That's what happened to me.
+3
Level 34
Jan 15, 2021
2021 Steph Curry :)
+5
Level 29
Jan 16, 2021
Add Curry 62 Points, and Beal 60
+3
Level 21
Feb 9, 2021
Update, Steph with 62 and Beal with 60
+2
Level 64
May 3, 2021
Curry with 62, Beal with 60, Tatum with 60
+3
Level ∞
May 3, 2021
This quiz will be updated at the end of every season
+1
Level 49
Oct 30, 2021
I really hate that this doesnt include playoffs. Dmitch deserves to be here
+1
Level 15
Mar 17, 2022
Kyrie nd KAT dropped 60
+3
Level 47
Mar 20, 2022
Yes PLEASE add those. Also you should make a quiz for most 40+ point games :}
+2
Level 15
Mar 21, 2022
That sounds like a great idea!
+1
Level 89
Apr 18, 2022
Tried Duncan, Parker, and Ginobili, then kind of gave up on the Spurs. Should have kept going and tried the Admiral...
+1
Level 74
Dec 28, 2022
GET MY BOI LUKA IN THERE PLEASE!
+1
Level 35
Jan 6, 2023
Yessir!
+1
Level 41
Jan 2, 2023
Luka just dropped 60,20,10🤩🤩
+4
Level 46
Jan 3, 2023
Aaaand Donovan Mitchell just dropped 71/8/11. What is going on with the league?!
+2
Level 57
Jan 4, 2023
Donovan Mitchell
+1
Level 57
Jan 6, 2023
Already this season we've got a lot of players to update ;p
+1
Level 28
Jan 7, 2023
we need mitchell and Luka to be added
+2
Level 70
Jan 30, 2023
how did dame do that
+1
Level 22
Feb 13, 2023
Add Mitchell dropping 71
+1
Level 69
Feb 27, 2023
Can't wait to see two 71 point games in the same season lol
+4
Level 81
Apr 10, 2023
Of the 34 players, only 12 have won a title. I'm sure they would all trade their 60 point games in for an NBA championship.
+1
Level 68
Jul 18, 2023
Chamber very underrated
+1
Level 27
Dec 14, 2023
Update for Giannis dropping 64?
+1
Level 24
Dec 19, 2023
Giannis time
+1
Level 26
Dec 31, 2023
I got Fulks but missed Harden and Bird lol
+1
Level 48
Jan 22, 2024
Embiid dropped 70 on the Spurs tonight!
+1
Level 71
Jan 22, 2024
Incredible, 2 players on the same night
+1
Level 46
Jan 27, 2024
Man youve gotta update this we had 4 in like 4 days
+1
Level 30
Feb 3, 2024
add luka's 73 :)
+3
Level 58
Feb 5, 2024
Luka 73-piece, Embiid 70, Giannis 64, DBook 62, KAT 62, and Curry 60 all in the same half-a season. Holy cow.

Oh, and half those performances ended in losses.

+1
Level 26
Apr 8, 2024
Time for an update!
+1
Level 25
Apr 10, 2024
Needs updated lots of 60's this season
+1
Level 81
Apr 17, 2024
10% of the league's 75 years history happened in the last three months...