NBA & ABA Single Game Leaders and Records for Points

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

Single game leaders since the 1983-84 season (1984 playoffs).

Table
Rank Player PTSDate Tm
1. Kobe Bryant81 2006-01-22 LAL
2. David Robinson*71 1994-04-24 SAS
3. Michael Jordan*69 1990-03-28 CHI
4. Kobe Bryant65 2007-03-16 LAL
5. Michael Jordan*64 1993-01-16 CHI
6. Carmelo Anthony62 2014-01-24 NYK
  Kobe Bryant62 2005-12-20 LAL
  Tracy McGrady62 2004-03-10 ORL
9. LeBron James61 2014-03-03 MIA
  Kobe Bryant61 2009-02-02 LAL
  Shaquille O'Neal*61 2000-03-06 LAL
  Karl Malone*61 1990-01-27 UTA
  Michael Jordan*61 1987-04-16 CHI
  Michael Jordan*61 1987-03-04 CHI
15. Kobe Bryant60 2016-04-13 LAL
  Kobe Bryant60 2007-03-22 LAL
  Gilbert Arenas60 2006-12-17 WAS
  Allen Iverson*60 2005-02-12 PHI
  Tom Chambers60 1990-03-24 PHO
  Larry Bird*60 1985-03-12 BOS
  Bernard King*60 1984-12-25 NYK
22. Anthony Davis59 2016-02-21 NOP
  Michael Jordan*59 1988-04-03 CHI
  Purvis Short59 1984-11-17 GSW
25. Kobe Bryant58 2006-12-29 LAL
  Allen Iverson*58 2002-01-15 PHI
  Michael Jordan*58 1987-02-26 CHI
28. Kyrie Irving57 2015-03-12 CLE
  Deron Williams57 2012-03-04 NJN
  Michael Redd57 2006-11-11 MIL
  Jerry Stackhouse57 2001-04-03 DET
  Michael Jordan*57 1992-12-23 CHI
  Reggie Miller*57 1992-11-28 IND
  Dominique Wilkins*57 1986-12-10 ATL
  Dominique Wilkins*57 1986-04-10 ATL
  Purvis Short57 1984-01-07 GSW
37. DeMarcus Cousins56 2016-01-25 SAC
  LeBron James56 2005-03-20 CLE
  Kobe Bryant56 2002-01-14 LAL
  Karl Malone*56 1998-04-07 UTA
  Glen Rice56 1995-04-15 MIA
  Tom Chambers56 1990-02-18 PHO
  Michael Jordan*56 1987-03-24 CHI
  Kevin McHale*56 1985-03-03 BOS
45. Kyrie Irving55 2015-01-28 CLE
  Brandon Jennings55 2009-11-14 MIL
  Dwyane Wade55 2009-04-12 MIA
  LeBron James55 2009-02-20 CLE
  Tony Parker55 2008-11-05 SAS
  Jermaine O'Neal55 2005-01-04 IND
  Kobe Bryant55 2003-03-28 LAL
  Michael Jordan*55 1995-03-28 CHI
  Bernard King*55 1985-02-16 NYK
54. Russell Westbrook54 2015-04-12 OKC
  Kevin Durant54 2014-01-17 OKC
  Stephen Curry54 2013-02-27 GSW
  Ray Allen54 2007-01-12 SEA
  Gilbert Arenas54 2006-12-22 WAS
  Damon Stoudamire54 2005-01-14 POR
  Allen Iverson*54 2004-12-18 PHI
  Allen Iverson*54 2001-01-06 PHI
  Michael Jordan*54 1992-11-20 CHI
  Michael Adams54 1991-03-23 DEN
  Michael Jordan*54 1989-11-03 CHI
  Dominique Wilkins*54 1987-02-03 ATL
  Alex English*54 1985-11-19 DEN
67. Jimmy Butler53 2016-01-14 CHI
  Stephen Curry53 2015-10-31 GSW
  Kobe Bryant53 2008-03-28 LAL
  Kobe Bryant53 2007-03-30 LAL
  Kobe Bryant53 2006-12-15 LAL
  Allen Iverson*53 2005-12-23 PHI
  Dirk Nowitzki53 2004-12-02 DAL
  Allan Houston53 2003-02-16 NYK
  Tim Duncan53 2001-12-26 SAS
  Tony Delk53 2001-01-02 PHO
  Michael Jordan*53 1996-03-07 CHI
  Willie Burton53 1994-12-13 PHI
  Shaquille O'Neal*53 1994-04-20 ORL
  Dale Ellis53 1989-11-09 SEA
  Michael Jordan*53 1989-01-21 CHI
  Michael Jordan*53 1987-04-12 CHI
  Dominique Wilkins*53 1987-01-12 ATL
  Michael Jordan*53 1987-01-08 CHI
85. Kemba Walker52 2016-01-18 CHO
  Klay Thompson52 2015-01-23 GSW
  Mo Williams52 2015-01-13 MIN
  Kevin Durant52 2013-01-18 OKC
  Andre Miller52 2010-01-30 POR
  LeBron James52 2009-02-04 CLE
  Brandon Roy52 2008-12-18 POR
  Kobe Bryant52 2008-03-02 LAL
  Michael Redd52 2007-03-04 MIL
  Jamal Crawford52 2007-01-26 NYK
  Kobe Bryant52 2006-11-30 LAL
  LeBron James52 2005-12-10 CLE
  Tracy McGrady52 2003-02-21 ORL
  Kobe Bryant52 2003-02-18 LAL
  Michael Jordan*52 1993-03-12 CHI
  David Robinson*52 1993-01-16 SAS
  Dominique Wilkins*52 1991-12-07 ATL
  Bernard King*52 1990-12-29 WSB
  Charles Smith52 1990-12-01 LAC
  Hakeem Olajuwon*52 1990-04-19 HOU
  Terry Cummings52 1990-01-31 SAS
  Karl Malone*52 1989-12-22 UTA
  Michael Jordan*52 1989-12-20 CHI
  Michael Jordan*52 1988-11-26 CHI
  Michael Jordan*52 1988-11-16 CHI
  Michael Jordan*52 1988-11-09 CHI
  Michael Jordan*52 1988-02-26 CHI
  Michael Jordan*52 1987-12-17 CHI
  Bernard King*52 1984-11-24 NYK
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