Many years ago, Chamberlain scored 100 points in a single game and that remains an unbroken record. Kobe Bryant became the only one to a little close, scoring 80 points. Last week Last week, LeBron James scored 57 points in a game. This made us go through the NBA single-game score leaders who are still active.
During the Cleveland Cavaliers’ 130-122 victory over the Washington Wizards, LeBron James tied Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook’s record with 57 points. Westbrook’s 57 points also became the highest-scoring triple-double in NBA history, with 13 rebounds and 11 assists.
In March, Russell Westbrook scored a career-high and franchise-record 58 points. Westbrook had at least one basket against each Blazers player who was on the court. But despite his performance, the Thunder still lost to the Trail Blazers 126-121.
Last season, Damian Lillard brought the Blazers to the brink of the playoffs with 59 points, the biggest scoring explosion in franchise history. The two-time All-Star point guard scored a career-high 59 points in Portland’s 101-86 home victory over Utah Jazz. Anthony Davis also recorded a career-high 59 points with a season-high 20 rebounds, last year.
In December 2016, Klay Thompson poured in 60 points in just 29 minutes. The Golden State Warriors crushed the Indiana Pacers in a 142-106 home-court romp. Klay Thompson becomes the first player in the shot-clock era to score 60 points in under 30 minutes of action.
When he was still at Miami Heat, LeBron was spectacular! Dazzling from inside and out, James put on the best scoring show of his NBA life. Pouring in 61 points — a career high and franchise record, as the Miami Heat beat the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107.
Carmelo Anthony set the Madison Square Garden and Knicks’ single-game scoring record with a career-high 62 points. Bernard King, who Anthony grew up idolizing, is now second on the Knicks single-game scoring list.
Last season, Phoenix Suns’ Devin Booker scores 70 points to create a piece of NBA history. He became the only sixth player of all time to score 70 in a game. Last week, Devin Booker set another record, becoming the fourth youngest player in NBA history to reach 3,000 points in his career. The 21 years old is playing his third NBA season, but people have already started wondering what his future might hold.