NBA & ABA Year-by-Year Playoff Leaders and Records for Assists

Active players are listed in bold.
* Indicates member of the Hall of Fame.

Table
Year Lg Player AST Tm
2016 NBA Russell Westbrook 198 OKC
2015 NBA LeBron James 169 CLE
2014 NBA Russell Westbrook 153 OKC
2013 NBA LeBron James 152 MIA
2012 NBA Rajon Rondo 227 BOS
2011 NBA Jason Kidd 153 DAL
2010 NBA Rajon Rondo 223 BOS
2009 NBA Rajon Rondo 137 BOS
2008 NBA Rajon Rondo 172 BOS
2007 NBA LeBron James 159 CLE
2006 NBA Steve Nash 204 PHO
2005 NBA Steve Nash 170 PHO
2004 NBA Chauncey Billups 136 DET
2003 NBA Jason Kidd 163 NJN
2002 NBA Jason Kidd 182 NJN
2001 NBA Allen Iverson* 134 PHI
2000 NBA Mark Jackson 178 IND
1999 NBA Avery Johnson 126 SAS
1998 NBA John Stockton* 155 UTA
1997 NBA John Stockton* 191 UTA
1996 NBA John Stockton* 195 UTA
1995 NBA Anfernee Hardaway 162 ORL
1994 NBA John Stockton* 157 UTA
1993 NBA Kevin Johnson 182 PHO
1992 NBA John Stockton* 217 UTA
1991 NBA Magic Johnson* 240 LAL
1990 NBA Kevin Johnson 170 PHO
1989 NBA Magic Johnson* 165 LAL
1988 NBA Magic Johnson* 303 LAL
1987 NBA Magic Johnson* 219 LAL
1986 NBA Magic Johnson* 211 LAL
1985 NBA Magic Johnson* 289 LAL
1984 NBA Magic Johnson* 284 LAL
1983 NBA Magic Johnson* 192 LAL
1982 NBA Maurice Cheeks 172 PHI
1981 NBA Maurice Cheeks 116 PHI
1980 NBA Magic Johnson* 151 LAL
1979 NBA Tom Henderson 107 WSB
1978 NBA Tom Henderson 106 WSB
1977 NBA Bill Walton* 104 POR
1976 NBA Jo Jo White* 98 BOS
    Alvan Adams 98 PHO
  ABA Louie Dampier* 77 KEN
1975 NBA Kevin Porter 124 WSB
  ABA George McGinnis 148 INA
1974 NBA Oscar Robertson* 149 MIL
  ABA Ron Boone 109 UTS
1973 NBA Jerry West* 132 LAL
  ABA Freddie Lewis 91 INA
1972 NBA Jerry West* 134 LAL
  ABA Freddie Lewis 87 INA
1971 NBA Oscar Robertson* 124 MIL
  ABA Louie Dampier* 179 KEN
1970 NBA Walt Frazier* 156 NYK
  ABA Mack Calvin 101 LAS
1969 NBA Jerry West* 135 LAL
  ABA Larry Brown* 87 OAK
1968 NBA John Havlicek* 142 BOS
  ABA Larry Brown* 129 NOB
1967 NBA Wilt Chamberlain* 135 PHI
1966 NBA Bill Russell* 85 BOS
1965 NBA Bill Russell* 76 BOS
1964 NBA Guy Rodgers* 90 SFW
1963 NBA Bob Cousy* 116 BOS
1962 NBA Bob Cousy* 123 BOS
1961 NBA Bob Cousy* 91 BOS
1960 NBA Bob Cousy* 116 BOS
1959 NBA Bob Cousy* 119 BOS
1958 NBA Bob Cousy* 82 BOS
1957 NBA Bob Cousy* 93 BOS
1956 NBA George King 60 SYR
1955 NBA Andy Phillip* 78 FTW
1954 NBA Slater Martin* 60 MNL
    Paul Seymour 60 SYR
1953 NBA Dick McGuire* 70 NYK
1952 NBA Dick McGuire* 90 NYK
1951 NBA Dick McGuire* 78 NYK
1950 NBA Jim Pollard* 56 MNL
1949 BAA Jim Pollard* 39 MNL
1948 BAA Howie Dallmar 37 PHW
1947 BAA Howie Dallmar 16 PHW