NBA & ABA Leaders and Records for Game Score

Active players are listed in bold text
Members of the Hall of Fame are marked with an asterisk (*)

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

Reg. Season

Reg. Season Table
Rank Player GmScDate Tm
1. Michael Jordan*64.60 1990-03-28 CHI
2. Kobe Bryant*63.50 2006-01-22 LAL
3. Karl Malone*60.20 1990-01-27 UTA
4. James Harden56.60 2018-01-30 HOU
5. Michael Jordan*54.70 1988-04-03 CHI
6. Devin Booker54.50 2017-03-24 PHO
7. Kevin McHale*54.30 1985-03-03 BOS
8. Anthony Davis53.90 2016-02-21 NOP
9. LeBron James53.20 2017-11-03 CLE
10. James Harden52.40 2019-11-30 HOU
11. James Harden52.20 2019-02-28 HOU
12. David Robinson*51.80 1994-04-24 SAS
13. Dominique Wilkins*51.60 1986-12-10 ATL
14. Jimmy Butler51.50 2017-01-02 CHI
15. Michael Jordan*51.20 1989-11-03 CHI
  Michael Jordan*51.20 1987-02-26 CHI
17. Kobe Bryant*50.90 2007-03-16 LAL
18. Carmelo Anthony50.60 2014-01-24 NYK
19. Damian Lillard50.50 2020-08-11 POR
20. Giannis Antetokounmpo50.40 2019-03-17 MIL
  Reggie Miller*50.40 1992-11-28 IND
22. Amar'e Stoudemire50.20 2008-11-05 PHO
23. Anthony Davis50.10 2018-02-26 NOP
24. Tom Chambers50.00 1990-03-24 PHO
25. James Harden49.80 2020-07-31 HOU
26. Kobe Bryant*49.70 2005-12-20 LAL
  Michael Jordan*49.70 1987-04-12 CHI
28. Damian Lillard49.60 2020-01-26 POR
  Willie Burton49.60 1994-12-13 PHI
  Charles Barkley*49.60 1988-11-30 PHI
31. Shaquille O'Neal*49.50 2000-03-06 LAL
32. James Harden49.20 2017-11-05 HOU
  Stephen Curry49.20 2015-10-31 GSW
34. Dwyane Wade49.00 2009-03-09 MIA
35. LeBron James48.80 2014-03-03 MIA
36. James Harden48.70 2016-12-31 HOU
  Shaquille O'Neal*48.70 1994-04-20 ORL
38. Damian Lillard48.60 2017-04-08 POR
  Michael Jordan*48.60 1992-12-23 CHI
40. Anthony Davis48.50 2019-12-08 LAL
  James Harden48.50 2019-01-23 HOU
  Allen Iverson*48.50 2005-02-12 PHI
43. Damian Lillard48.40 2020-01-20 POR
44. Kyrie Irving48.20 2015-03-12 CLE
45. Dirk Nowitzki48.00 2004-12-02 DAL
  David Robinson*48.00 1993-01-16 SAS
47. Joel Embiid47.90 2017-11-15 PHI
  Damian Lillard47.90 2016-02-19 POR
  Michael Jordan*47.90 1989-01-21 CHI
50. Gilbert Arenas47.80 2006-12-17 WAS
  Michael Jordan*47.80 1987-04-16 CHI
52. Michael Jordan*47.70 1996-03-07 CHI
53. Michael Jordan*47.60 1987-03-04 CHI
54. Chris Paul47.50 2015-04-01 LAC
  Dwyane Wade47.50 2009-02-28 MIA
56. Dominique Wilkins*47.40 1987-01-12 ATL
57. Kobe Bryant*47.30 2009-02-02 LAL
58. James Harden46.90 2017-01-27 HOU
  Michael Jordan*46.90 1988-03-18 CHI
60. Damian Lillard46.80 2019-11-08 POR
  James Harden46.80 2019-10-30 HOU
  Karl Malone*46.80 1989-12-22 UTA
63. LeBron James46.70 2011-02-03 MIA
  Hakeem Olajuwon*46.70 1996-03-23 HOU
  Michael Jordan*46.70 1989-01-15 CHI
66. Manu Ginóbili46.60 2008-02-13 SAS
  David Robinson*46.60 1991-01-10 SAS
  Dominique Wilkins*46.60 1990-12-29 ATL
69. Michael Jordan*46.50 1988-11-16 CHI
  Purvis Short46.50 1984-11-17 GSW
71. Kobe Bryant*46.30 2002-01-14 LAL
72. James Harden46.20 2019-12-13 HOU
  Klay Thompson46.20 2016-12-05 GSW
  Karl Malone*46.20 1998-04-07 UTA
75. Stephen Curry46.10 2013-02-27 GSW
  Deron Williams46.10 2012-03-04 NJN
77. James Harden46.00 2019-03-22 HOU
  Karl-Anthony Towns46.00 2018-03-28 MIN
  Shareef Abdur-Rahim46.00 2001-11-23 ATL
  Antawn Jamison46.00 2000-12-06 GSW
  Michael Jordan*46.00 1987-03-24 CHI
82. Kyrie Irving45.90 2020-01-31 BRK
  Clyde Drexler*45.90 1986-03-14 POR
84. Nikola Jokić45.80 2018-10-20 DEN
  David Robinson*45.80 1994-03-04 SAS
  Michael Jordan*45.80 1989-04-13 CHI
87. Russell Westbrook45.60 2017-04-09 OKC
  Dana Barros45.60 1995-03-14 PHI
  Michael Jordan*45.60 1988-01-22 CHI
90. Larry Bird*45.50 1989-11-10 BOS
91. Anthony Davis45.40 2018-02-14 NOP
  Russell Westbrook45.40 2015-02-06 OKC
  David Robinson*45.40 1994-03-19 SAS
94. Scottie Pippen*45.30 1991-02-23 CHI
  Michael Jordan*45.30 1987-12-17 CHI
96. Dwyane Wade45.20 2007-12-28 MIA
  Antawn Jamison45.20 2000-12-03 GSW
  Shaquille O'Neal*45.20 1994-11-09 ORL
  Larry Bird*45.20 1988-02-15 BOS
  Purvis Short45.20 1984-01-07 GSW

Playoffs

Playoffs Table
Rank Player GmScDate Tm
1. Charles Barkley*52.60 1994-05-04 PHO
2. Michael Jordan*49.80 1992-04-29 CHI
3. Sleepy Floyd49.10 1987-05-10 GSW
4. Hakeem Olajuwon*48.60 1987-05-14 HOU
5. Michael Jordan*47.20 1986-04-20 CHI
6. Charles Barkley*47.10 1993-06-01 PHO
7. Vince Carter46.80 2001-05-11 TOR
8. Dirk Nowitzki46.50 2011-05-17 DAL
9. Patrick Ewing*46.40 1990-05-04 NYK
10. Allen Iverson*45.30 2001-05-16 PHI
11. Jamal Murray45.20 2020-08-23 DEN
12. Donovan Mitchell45.10 2020-08-17 UTA
  Terry Porter45.10 1992-05-19 POR
14. Charles Barkley*45.00 1993-06-05 PHO
15. LeBron James44.70 2009-05-20 CLE
16. Allen Iverson*44.60 2003-04-20 PHI
17. LeBron James43.80 2009-05-09 CLE
18. Kobe Bryant*43.60 2008-04-23 LAL
19. Kobe Bryant*43.30 2001-05-13 LAL
20. Michael Jordan*42.80 1997-04-27 CHI
  Michael Jordan*42.80 1989-05-27 CHI
22. LeBron James42.50 2016-06-16 CLE
23. Dirk Nowitzki42.30 2006-06-01 DAL
24. Patrick Ewing*42.20 1990-05-12 NYK
25. Jimmy Butler42.00 2020-10-04 MIA
26. LeBron James41.60 2018-05-03 CLE
  Paul Pierce41.60 2002-05-03 BOS
28. Kevin Johnson41.50 1995-05-14 PHO
29. Nikola Jokić41.40 2019-04-25 DEN
  Shaquille O'Neal*41.40 1998-05-10 LAL
  Michael Jordan*41.40 1989-05-13 CHI
32. Jimmy Butler41.30 2020-10-09 MIA
  LeBron James41.30 2018-05-31 CLE
  Isaiah Thomas41.30 2017-05-02 BOS
  Dirk Nowitzki41.30 2001-05-14 DAL
  Michael Jordan*41.30 1993-05-31 CHI
37. Karl Malone*41.10 2000-04-22 UTA
38. James Harden41.00 2015-05-25 HOU
  Rajon Rondo41.00 2012-05-30 BOS
  Shaquille O'Neal*41.00 2000-04-23 LAL
41. LeBron James40.90 2018-04-18 CLE
  Brad Daugherty40.90 1992-04-23 CLE
43. Tim Duncan*40.80 2003-06-04 SAS
44. Anthony Davis40.70 2020-08-29 LAL
45. Ray Allen*40.40 2005-05-01 SEA
  Hakeem Olajuwon*40.40 1986-04-26 HOU
47. Michael Jordan*40.30 1988-05-01 CHI
48. Chris Paul40.10 2018-05-08 HOU
  Hakeem Olajuwon*40.10 1988-04-30 HOU
50. Shaquille O'Neal*40.00 2001-05-06 LAL
  Kevin Johnson40.00 1995-05-20 PHO
52. Kawhi Leonard39.90 2019-04-27 TOR
  Anthony Davis39.90 2018-04-21 NOP
  LeBron James39.90 2010-04-25 CLE
  Michael Jordan*39.90 1989-05-14 CHI
56. LeBron James39.80 2014-05-12 MIA
  Michael Jordan*39.80 1995-04-28 CHI
58. Clyde Drexler*39.70 1995-05-05 HOU
59. Jamal Murray39.60 2020-08-25 DEN
  Kevin Durant39.60 2018-06-06 GSW
61. Jason Richardson39.50 2010-04-22 PHO
62. Donovan Mitchell39.40 2020-08-23 UTA
  LaMarcus Aldridge39.40 2016-05-02 SAS
  Ray Allen*39.40 2009-04-30 BOS
  Hakeem Olajuwon*39.40 1994-05-01 HOU
66. LeBron James39.20 2016-06-13 CLE
  Magic Johnson*39.20 1985-05-07 LAL
68. LeBron James39.10 2020-10-09 LAL
69. Larry Bird*39.00 1987-05-05 BOS
70. Russell Westbrook38.90 2017-04-19 OKC
  Michael Jordan*38.90 1993-06-16 CHI
72. Kevin Durant38.80 2019-04-26 GSW
  LeBron James38.80 2018-05-25 CLE
  LeBron James38.80 2018-04-29 CLE
  Elton Brand38.80 2006-05-08 LAC
76. James Harden38.70 2015-05-21 HOU
77. Hakeem Olajuwon*38.60 1994-05-25 HOU
  Magic Johnson*38.60 1990-05-13 LAL
79. Kevin Durant38.50 2019-04-24 GSW
  Magic Johnson*38.50 1989-04-30 LAL
81. LeBron James38.40 2006-05-03 CLE
  Michael Jordan*38.40 1990-05-13 CHI
  Sleepy Floyd38.40 1988-04-30 HOU
84. Jamal Murray38.30 2020-08-30 DEN
  LeBron James38.30 2010-04-19 CLE
  Charles Barkley*38.30 1993-05-13 PHO
  Charles Barkley*38.30 1986-05-05 PHI
88. Clyde Drexler*38.20 1992-04-29 POR
89. LeBron James38.10 2018-04-25 CLE
  LeBron James38.10 2015-05-12 CLE
  David West38.10 2008-05-13 NOH
  LeBron James38.10 2007-05-31 CLE
  Anfernee Hardaway38.10 1997-05-01 ORL
94. Russell Westbrook38.00 2014-05-27 OKC
  Jermaine O'Neal38.00 2006-04-27 IND
  Bernard King*38.00 1984-04-22 NYK
97. Paul Millsap37.90 2016-04-24 ATL
  Shaquille O'Neal*37.90 2000-06-07 LAL
  Kevin Johnson37.90 1989-04-30 PHO
  Hakeem Olajuwon*37.90 1988-05-05 HOU