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NBA Individual Regular Season Records for Points

Most seasons leading league, points

11 Michael Jordan
7 Wilt Chamberlain
5 Kevin Durant

Most seasons leading league, points per game

10 Michael Jordan
7 Wilt Chamberlain
4 George Gervin
4 Kevin Durant
4 Allen Iverson

Most consecutive seasons leading league, points

7 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1965-66
7 Michael Jordan 1986-87—1992-93
5 Kevin Durant 2009-10—2013-14

Most consecutive seasons leading league, points per game

7 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60—1965-66
7 Michael Jordan 1986-87—1992-93
3 George Mikan 1948-49—1950-51
3 Neil Johnston 1952-53—1954-55
3 Bob McAdoo 1973-74—1975-76
3 George Gervin 1977-78—1979-80
3 Michael Jordan 1995-96—1997-98
3 Kevin Durant 2009-10—2011-12

Most points, career

38387 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
36928 Karl Malone
32292 Michael Jordan

Highest average, points per game, career

30.12 Michael Jordan
30.07 Wilt Chamberlain
27.52 LeBron James

Most points, season

4029 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
3586 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63
3041 Michael Jordan 1986-87

Highest average, points per game, season

50.36 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
44.83 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63
38.39 Wilt Chamberlain 1960-61

Most points, rookie, season

2707 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
2495 Walt Bellamy 1961-62
2361 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 1969-70

Highest average, points per game, rookie, season

37.60 Wilt Chamberlain 1959-60
31.58 Walt Bellamy 1961-62
30.49 Oscar Robertson 1960-61

Most seasons, 2,000 or more points

12 Karl Malone
11 Michael Jordan
9 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
9 LeBron James

Most seasons, 1,000 or more points

19 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
18 Karl Malone
16 John Havlicek
16 Tim Duncan

Most points, game

100 Wilt Chamberlain Mar 2, 1962
81 Kobe Bryant Jan 22, 2006
78 Wilt Chamberlain Dec 8, 1961

Most points, rookie, game

58 Wilt Chamberlain Jan 25, 1960
58 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 21, 1960
57 Rick Barry Dec 14, 1965

Most games, 50 or more points, season

45 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
30 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63
10 Kobe Bryant 2006-07

Most consecutive games, 50 or more points

7 Wilt Chamberlain Dec 16, 1961Dec 29, 1961
6 Wilt Chamberlain Jan 11, 1962Jan 19, 1962
5 Wilt Chamberlain Dec 8, 1961Dec 13, 1961
5 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 25, 1962Mar 4, 1962

Most games, 40 or more points, season

63 Wilt Chamberlain 1961-62
52 Wilt Chamberlain 1962-63
37 Michael Jordan 1986-87

Most consecutive games, 40 or more points

14 Wilt Chamberlain Dec 8, 1961Dec 30, 1961
14 Wilt Chamberlain Jan 11, 1962Feb 1, 1962
10 Wilt Chamberlain Nov 9, 1962Nov 25, 1962

Most consecutive games, 30 or more points

65 Wilt Chamberlain Nov 4, 1961Feb 22, 1962
31 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 25, 1962Dec 8, 1962
25 Wilt Chamberlain Nov 11, 1960Dec 27, 1960

Most consecutive games, 20 or more points

126 Wilt Chamberlain Oct 19, 1961Jan 19, 1963
92 Wilt Chamberlain Feb 26, 1963Mar 18, 1964
80 Wilt Chamberlain Oct 19, 1963Mar 18, 1964

Most consecutive games, 10 or more points

866 Michael Jordan Mar 25, 1986Dec 26, 2001
787 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Dec 4, 1977Dec 2, 1987
575 Karl Malone Dec 18, 1991Mar 26, 1999

Most points, one half

59 Wilt Chamberlain Mar 2, 1962 2nd Half
55 Kobe Bryant Jan 22, 2006 2nd Half
53 David Thompson Apr 9, 1978 1st Half
53 George Gervin Apr 9, 1978 1st Half

Most points, one quarter

33 George Gervin Apr 9, 1978 2nd Qtr.
33 Carmelo Anthony Dec 10, 2008 3rd Qtr.
32 David Thompson Apr 9, 1978 1st Qtr.
29 Joe Johnson Dec 16, 2013 3rd Qtr.

Most points, overtime period

16 Gilbert Arenas Dec 17, 2006
15 Earl Boykins Jan 18, 2005
14 Butch Carter Mar 20, 1984
14 Dirk Nowitzki Feb 7, 2009
12 Kyrie Irving Dec 26, 2013
11 LeBron James Dec 27, 2013