NBA & ABA Career Playoff Leaders and Records for Steals Per Game

Active players are listed in bold.
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NBA/ABA

NBA/ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
3. Chris Paul 2.21
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Brian Taylor 2.06
11. Joe Caldwell 2.00
12. Rajon Rondo 1.96
13. Russell Westbrook 1.95
14. Sam Lacey 1.93
15. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
16. Jason Kidd 1.91
17. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
18. Magic Johnson* 1.88
19. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
20. John Stockton* 1.86
21. Fat Lever 1.85
22. Fatty Taylor 1.84
23. Larry Bird* 1.80
24. LeBron James 1.79
25. Gus Williams 1.76
26. Stephen Curry 1.75
27. Norm Van Lier 1.74
28. Freddie Lewis 1.74
29. Paul George 1.72
30. Johnny Moore 1.71
31. Wendell Ladner 1.71
32. Don Buse 1.70
33. Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
  Kawhi Leonard 1.69
35. Mike Gale 1.67
36. Julius Erving* 1.66
37. Ron Boone 1.66
38. Don Chaney 1.65
39. Larry Hughes 1.63
40. James Harden 1.62
41. Bradley Beal 1.62
42. John Wall 1.61
43. Kerry Kittles 1.61
44. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
45. Doug Christie 1.60
46. Otis Birdsong 1.60
47. Jimmy Butler 1.58
48. Tim Hardaway 1.57
49. Charles Barkley* 1.57
50. Draymond Green 1.55
51. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
52. Paul Pressey 1.55
53. Dwyane Wade 1.55
54. Doc Rivers 1.54
55. Metta World Peace 1.54
56. Darnell Valentine 1.54
57. Norm Nixon 1.53
58. Ben Wallace 1.53
59. Derek Harper 1.53
60. Lionel Hollins 1.48
61. Butch Beard 1.48
62. Monta Ellis 1.47
63. Jimmy Jones 1.47
64. Nick Anderson 1.47
65. Kyrie Irving 1.46
66. Charlie Ward 1.46
67. Cazzie Russell 1.45
68. Mike Conley 1.45
69. Kendall Gill 1.44
70. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
71. Trevor Ariza 1.41
72. Kobe Bryant 1.41
  George McGinnis* 1.41
74. Gar Heard 1.40
75. Gary Payton* 1.40
76. Andre Roberson 1.40
  Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Connie Hawkins* 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
80. Andre Iguodala 1.39
81. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
82. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
83. James Silas 1.37
84. Mark Price 1.36
85. Stephen Jackson 1.36
86. Marcus Smart 1.36
87. Robert Reid 1.34
88. Manu Ginobili 1.34
89. Karl Malone* 1.34
90. Nate McMillan 1.34
91. Fred Carter 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Billy Cunningham* 1.33
95. Rich Jones 1.32
96. Wesley Matthews 1.31
97. Eric Williams 1.31
98. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
99. Eddie Jones 1.30
100. Kyle Lowry 1.29
101. Jim McMillian 1.29
102. Darrell Griffith 1.27
103. Otto Porter 1.27
104. Brian Winters 1.27
105. Ron Harper 1.26
106. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
107. Kevin Johnson 1.26
108. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
110. Kevin Garnett 1.24
111. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
112. James Worthy* 1.24
113. Charles Oakley 1.24
114. Byron Scott 1.23
115. Antoine Walker 1.23
116. David Robinson* 1.23
117. Tony Allen 1.22
118. DeMar DeRozan 1.22
119. Jeff Hornacek 1.21
  Reggie Lewis 1.21
121. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
122. Charlie Scott 1.21
123. Bob Dandridge 1.21
124. Michael Cooper 1.21
125. Phil Chenier 1.20
126. Darwin Cook 1.20
  Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Paul Pierce 1.20
129. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
130. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
131. Ted McClain 1.19
132. Mario Chalmers 1.19
133. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
134. Avery Bradley 1.18
135. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
136. Blue Edwards 1.18
137. Shawn Marion 1.17
138. Kenny Anderson 1.17
139. John Lucas 1.16
140. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
141. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
142. Kevin Porter 1.14
143. Chris Webber 1.14
144. Avery Johnson 1.13
145. John Havlicek* 1.13
146. Robert Horry 1.13
147. Walter Davis 1.13
  Alvan Adams 1.13
149. David Wesley 1.13
150. Jo Jo White* 1.12
  Shawn Kemp 1.12
152. Caron Butler 1.12
153. Larry Kenon 1.12
154. Wil Jones 1.12
155. Charles Johnson 1.11
156. Raymond Felton 1.11
157. Anthony Peeler 1.11
158. Terry Porter 1.10
159. Dave Twardzik 1.10
160. Derrick Rose 1.10
161. Luol Deng 1.10
162. Ralph Simpson 1.09
163. Lucius Allen 1.08
164. Jason Richardson 1.08
165. George Lynch 1.08
166. Kenyon Martin 1.08
167. Jerome Williams 1.08
  Aaron McKie 1.08
169. Blake Griffin 1.08
170. Rod Strickland 1.08
171. Ray Williams 1.07
172. Haywoode Workman 1.07
173. Jared Dudley 1.07
174. Vince Carter 1.07
175. George Gervin* 1.06
176. Doug Collins 1.06
177. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
178. Bobby Jones 1.06
179. Paul Millsap 1.06
180. Mike Bibby 1.06
181. Danny Green 1.05
182. Derek Fisher 1.05
183. George Hill 1.05
184. Bryon Russell 1.05
185. Kevin Durant 1.05
186. Sedale Threatt 1.04
187. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
189. Willie Wise 1.04
190. O.J. Mayo 1.04
191. Marques Johnson 1.04
192. Damian Lillard 1.03
193. Mack Calvin 1.03
194. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
195. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
196. Reggie Miller* 1.01
197. Josh Smith 1.01
  Chauncey Billups 1.01
199. Craig Ehlo 1.01
200. Deron Williams 1.01
201. Horace Grant 1.01
202. Happy Hairston 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
  David Thompson* 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
218. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
219. Tom Henderson 0.99
220. Rafer Alston 0.98
221. Danny Manning 0.98
222. Grant Long 0.98
223. Jae Crowder 0.97
224. Jeff Teague 0.97
225. Len Elmore 0.97
226. Vlade Divac 0.97
227. Joakim Noah 0.97
228. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
229. J.R. Smith 0.96
  Larry Steele 0.96
231. Don Adams 0.96
232. Toni Kukoc 0.96
233. Ray Allen 0.96
234. Chet Walker* 0.96
235. Jack Sikma 0.95
236. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
237. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
238. Charles Dudley 0.94
239. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
240. Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
  Darrell Armstrong 0.94
243. Craig Hodges 0.94
244. Richard Hamilton 0.94
245. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
246. Ricky Sobers 0.93
247. Paul Westphal 0.93
248. Klay Thompson 0.93
249. Bob Lanier* 0.93
250. Thaddeus Young 0.93

NBA

NBA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Baron Davis 2.28
2. Maurice Cheeks 2.22
3. Chris Paul 2.21
4. Rick Barry* 2.21
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15
6. Walt Frazier* 2.13
7. Isiah Thomas* 2.11
8. Michael Jordan* 2.10
9. Allen Iverson* 2.07
10. Rajon Rondo 1.96
11. Russell Westbrook 1.95
12. Sam Lacey 1.93
13. Clyde Drexler* 1.92
14. Jason Kidd 1.91
15. Scottie Pippen* 1.90
16. Magic Johnson* 1.88
17. Anfernee Hardaway 1.86
18. John Stockton* 1.86
19. Fat Lever 1.85
20. Larry Bird* 1.80
21. LeBron James 1.79
22. Gus Williams 1.76
23. Stephen Curry 1.75
24. Norm Van Lier 1.74
25. Paul George 1.72
26. Johnny Moore 1.71
27. Kawhi Leonard 1.69
  Hakeem Olajuwon* 1.69
29. Julius Erving* 1.67
30. Don Chaney 1.65
31. Larry Hughes 1.63
32. James Harden 1.62
33. Bradley Beal 1.62
34. John Wall 1.61
35. Kerry Kittles 1.61
36. Hersey Hawkins 1.61
37. Doug Christie 1.60
38. Otis Birdsong 1.60
39. Jimmy Butler 1.58
40. Tim Hardaway 1.57
41. Charles Barkley* 1.57
42. Draymond Green 1.55
43. Calvin Murphy* 1.55
44. Paul Pressey 1.55
45. Dwyane Wade 1.55
46. Doc Rivers 1.54
47. Metta World Peace 1.54
48. Darnell Valentine 1.54
49. Norm Nixon 1.53
50. Ben Wallace 1.53
51. Derek Harper 1.53
52. Lionel Hollins 1.48
53. Butch Beard 1.48
54. Monta Ellis 1.47
55. Nick Anderson 1.47
56. Kyrie Irving 1.46
57. Charlie Ward 1.46
58. Cazzie Russell 1.45
59. Mike Conley 1.45
60. Kendall Gill 1.44
61. Jerry Sloan* 1.42
62. Trevor Ariza 1.41
63. Kobe Bryant 1.41
64. Gar Heard 1.40
65. Gary Payton* 1.40
66. Gail Goodrich* 1.40
  Andre Roberson 1.40
  Bob Gross 1.40
69. Andre Iguodala 1.39
70. Dennis Johnson* 1.37
71. Mark Price 1.36
72. Stephen Jackson 1.36
73. Marcus Smart 1.36
74. Robert Reid 1.34
75. Manu Ginobili 1.34
76. Karl Malone* 1.34
77. Nate McMillan 1.34
78. Jerome Kersey 1.33
  Dan Majerle 1.33
  Fred Carter 1.33
81. Mike Gale 1.32
82. Wesley Matthews 1.31
83. Eric Williams 1.31
84. Dominique Wilkins* 1.30
85. Eddie Jones 1.30
86. Kyle Lowry 1.29
87. Jim McMillian 1.29
88. Darrell Griffith 1.27
89. Otto Porter 1.27
90. Brian Winters 1.27
91. Ron Harper 1.26
92. Carmelo Anthony 1.26
93. Kevin Johnson 1.26
94. T.R. Dunn 1.25
  John Starks 1.25
96. Kevin Garnett 1.24
97. Jamaal Tinsley 1.24
98. James Worthy* 1.24
99. Charles Oakley 1.24
100. Byron Scott 1.23
101. Antoine Walker 1.23
102. David Robinson* 1.23
103. Tony Allen 1.22
104. DeMar DeRozan 1.22
105. Reggie Lewis 1.21
  Jeff Hornacek 1.21
107. Jamaal Wilkes* 1.21
108. Charlie Scott 1.21
109. Bob Dandridge 1.21
110. Michael Cooper 1.21
111. George McGinnis* 1.21
112. Phil Chenier 1.20
113. Dave Cowens* 1.20
  Darwin Cook 1.20
  Paul Pierce 1.20
  Dave Twardzik 1.20
117. Sleepy Floyd 1.19
118. Gilbert Arenas 1.19
119. Mario Chalmers 1.19
120. James Silas 1.19
121. Andrei Kirilenko 1.18
122. Avery Bradley 1.18
123. Latrell Sprewell 1.18
124. Blue Edwards 1.18
125. Shawn Marion 1.17
126. George Gervin* 1.17
127. Kenny Anderson 1.17
128. John Lucas 1.16
129. Elvin Hayes* 1.14
130. Sidney Moncrief 1.14
131. Kevin Porter 1.14
132. Chris Webber 1.14
133. Avery Johnson 1.13
134. John Havlicek* 1.13
135. Robert Horry 1.13
136. Alvan Adams 1.13
  Walter Davis 1.13
138. David Wesley 1.13
139. Shawn Kemp 1.12
  Jo Jo White* 1.12
141. Caron Butler 1.12
142. Charles Johnson 1.11
143. Raymond Felton 1.11
144. Anthony Peeler 1.11
145. Terry Porter 1.10
146. Derrick Rose 1.10
147. Luol Deng 1.10
  Larry Kenon 1.10
149. Lucius Allen 1.08
150. Jason Richardson 1.08
151. George Lynch 1.08
152. Kenyon Martin 1.08
153. Aaron McKie 1.08
  Jerome Williams 1.08
155. Blake Griffin 1.08
156. Rod Strickland 1.08
157. Ray Williams 1.07
158. Haywoode Workman 1.07
159. Jared Dudley 1.07
160. Vince Carter 1.07
161. Doug Collins 1.06
162. Tracy McGrady* 1.06
163. Paul Millsap 1.06
164. Mike Bibby 1.06
  Don Buse 1.06
166. Bobby Jones 1.06
167. Danny Green 1.05
168. Derek Fisher 1.05
169. George Hill 1.05
170. Bryon Russell 1.05
171. Kevin Durant 1.05
172. Sedale Threatt 1.04
173. Chris Mullin* 1.04
  Kirk Hinrich 1.04
175. O.J. Mayo 1.04
176. Marques Johnson 1.04
177. Damian Lillard 1.03
178. Dirk Nowitzki 1.03
179. Ernie Grunfeld 1.02
180. Reggie Miller* 1.01
181. Josh Smith 1.01
  Chauncey Billups 1.01
183. Craig Ehlo 1.01
184. Deron Williams 1.01
185. Horace Grant 1.01
186. Happy Hairston 1.00
  Delonte West 1.00
  Bob Love 1.00
  Clifford Robinson 1.00
  Darrell Walker 1.00
  James Posey 1.00
  Lonnie Shelton 1.00
  Ty Lawson 1.00
  Josh Howard 1.00
  Phil Smith 1.00
  Kyle Macy 1.00
  Mark Jackson 1.00
  Clifford Ray 1.00
  Patrick Beverley 1.00
200. Tyrone Corbin 0.99
201. Tom Henderson 0.99
202. Rafer Alston 0.98
203. Danny Manning 0.98
204. Grant Long 0.98
205. Jae Crowder 0.97
206. Jeff Teague 0.97
207. Vlade Divac 0.97
208. Joakim Noah 0.97
209. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 0.96
210. Larry Steele 0.96
  J.R. Smith 0.96
212. Toni Kukoc 0.96
213. Ray Allen 0.96
214. Chet Walker* 0.96
215. Jack Sikma 0.95
216. Gerald Wilkins 0.95
217. Adrian Dantley* 0.95
218. Charles Dudley 0.94
219. Jamal Mashburn 0.94
220. Darrell Armstrong 0.94
  Arvydas Sabonis* 0.94
  Quinn Buckner 0.94
223. Craig Hodges 0.94
224. Richard Hamilton 0.94
225. Oscar Robertson* 0.94
226. Ricky Sobers 0.93
227. Paul Westphal 0.93
228. Klay Thompson 0.93
229. Bob Lanier* 0.93
230. Thaddeus Young 0.93
231. Thabo Sefolosha 0.92
232. Bobby Phills 0.92
233. Ralph Sampson* 0.92
234. Allen Leavell 0.92
235. Lewis Lloyd 0.92
236. Nene Hilario 0.92
237. Jason Terry 0.92
238. Rickey Green 0.91
239. Johnny Davis 0.91
240. Stephon Marbury 0.91
241. Lou Williams 0.90
242. Chuck Hayes 0.90
243. Marc Gasol 0.90
244. Vernon Maxwell 0.90
245. Johnny Newman 0.90
  Grant Hill 0.90
247. Chris Ford 0.90
248. Bonzi Wells 0.90
249. DeMarre Carroll 0.89
  Matt Barnes 0.89

ABA

ABA Table
Rank Player SPG
1. Don Buse 2.34
2. Mike Gale 2.08
3. Brian Taylor 2.06
4. Fatty Taylor 1.94
5. Ron Boone 1.83
6. Freddie Lewis 1.74
7. Wendell Ladner 1.71
8. Ralph Simpson 1.65
9. Mack Calvin 1.65
10. Julius Erving* 1.62
  George McGinnis* 1.62
12. Ted McClain 1.52
13. Jimmy Jones 1.50
14. Willie Wise 1.39
15. Zelmo Beaty* 1.38
16. Rich Jones 1.32
17. Larry Kenon 1.15
18. Wil Jones 1.12
19. Louie Dampier* 1.09
20. Bobby Jones 1.08
21. Artis Gilmore* 1.00
  Oliver Taylor 1.00
23. Jim Eakins 0.92
  Dan Issel* 0.92
25. Dave Robisch 0.88
26. John Roche 0.86
27. Chuck Williams 0.81
28. Gerald Govan 0.79
29. George Gervin* 0.75
30. John Williamson 0.72
31. Bird Averitt 0.67
  Mel Daniels* 0.67
33. Kevin Joyce 0.65
34. Darnell Hillman 0.65
35. Cincinnatus Powell 0.60
  George Irvine 0.60
37. Gene Littles 0.58
38. Rick Mount 0.56
39. Ronald Thomas 0.55
40. Walter Simon 0.50
  Billy Paultz 0.50
  George Carter 0.50
  Red Robbins 0.50
  Jimmy O'Brien 0.50
  Donnie Freeman 0.50
46. Roger Brown* 0.48
47. Johnny Baum 0.45
48. Bill Keller 0.41
49. Tom Owens 0.38
50. Claude Terry 0.33
  Steve Jones 0.33
52. Byron Beck 0.31
53. Bob Warren 0.25
54. Bill Melchionni 0.24
55. Willie Sojourner 0.11
56. Bob Netolicky 0.00
  Goose Ligon 0.00
  John Beasley 0.00
  Gene Moore 0.00

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