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Points in basketball are used to keep track of the score in a game. Points can be accumulated by making field goals (two or three points) or free throws (one point).

The team that has recorded the most points at the end of a game is declared that game's winner.


  • Most seasonal points: 4,029 by Wilt Chamberlain (1961–62) [3]
  • Highest seasonal scoring average: 50.4 by Wilt Chamberlain (1961–62) [3]
  • Most career points, Playoffs: Michael Jordan (5,987)
  • Highest career scoring average, Playoffs: Michael Jordan (33.4)
  • Most points in one game, Playoffs: Michael Jordan (63, 4/20/1986 vs. Boston Celtics [2OT])
  • Most points in one half, Playoffs: Sleepy Floyd (39, Golden State vs. L.A. Lakers)
  • Most points in one game, Finals: Elgin Baylor (61, 4/14/62 vs. Boston Celtics)
  • Most points in one half, Finals: Michael Jordan (35, 6/3/1992 vs. Portland Trail Blazers)

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