Breaking the Bucket: NBA Single Game Scoring Record

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Wondering who broke the NBA single game scoring record? Let's get in to it!

Over the course of it's 75+ year history, we've seen some crazy boxscores come out of NBA games. From dropping quadruple doubles to shooting 100% from the field, there has been some unimaginable performances.

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There is no individual stat in the record book that is chased quite like the single game scoring record. Because basketball puts such an emphasis on the individual, nabbing a spot on this list solidifies you as one of the greats, even if just for one night.

Here are the 30 highest single-game scoring performances in NBA history:

1. Wilt Chamberlain: 100 points

The Rest of the List:

2. Kobe Bryant: 81 points

3. Wilt Chamberlain: 78 points

4. David Thompson: 73 points

5. Wilt Chamberlain: 72 points

6. Donovan Mitchell: 71 points

7. David Robinson: 71 points

8. Elgin Baylor: 71 points

9. Devin Booker: 70 points

10. Michael Jordan: 69 points

Other Notable Performances:

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11. Pete Maravich: 68 points

12. Wilt Chamberlain: 68 points

13. Wilt Chamberlain: 67 points

14. Kobe Bryant: 65 points

15. Wilt Chamberlain: 65 points

16. Michael Jordan: 64 points

17. Rick Barry: 64 points

18. Elgin Baylor: 64 points

19. George Gervin: 63 points

20. Wilt Chamberlain: 63 points

21. Jerry West: 63 points

22. Elgin Baylor: 63 points

23. Joe Fulks: 63 points

24. Stephen Curry: 62 points

25. Carmelo Anthony: 62 points

26. Kobe Bryant: 62 points

27. Tracy Mcgrady: 62 points

28. Wilt Chamberlain: 62 points

29. Damian Lillard: 61 points

30. LeBron James: 61 points

Which player on the NBA single game scoring record list were you most surprised to see? Shoot us a message on Twitter @137pm and let us know!

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