Kyrie Irving and Karl-Anthony Towns share the record for the most points scored in an NBA game during the 2021-22 regular season with 60 points apiece. Kyrie Irving’s 60 point performance came one day after Karl Anthony Towns scored 60 points. It was the first time since 1962 that players have scored 60 points on consecutive days – Wilt Chamberlain previously did it by himself in back-to-back games.
Highest Scoring NBA Games in 2022
These players have scored 50 points or more in a single game during the 2021-22 NBA regular season.
|Kyrie Irving||March 15 2022||60 points|
|Karl-Anthony Towns||March 14 2022||60 points|
|LeBron James||March 5 2022||56 points|
|Trae Young||January 3 2022||56 points|
|Jayson Tatum||March 6 2022||54 points|
|Kevin Durant||March 13 2022||53 points|
|Ja Morant||February 28 2022||52 points|
|Saddiq Bey||March 17 2022||51 points|
|Luka Doncic||February 10 2022||51 points|
|Jayson Tatum||January 23 2022||51 points|
|Kevin Durant||December 12 2021||51 points|
|LeBron James||March 11 2022||50 points|
|Kyrie Irving||March 8 2022||50 points|
|Giannis Antetokounmpo||February 15 2022||50 points|
|Joel Embiid||January 19 2022||50 points|
|Jaylen Brown||January 2 2022||50 points|
|Stephen Curry||November 8 2021||50 points|
Kyrie Irving: 60 points
60 points (20-31 FG, 8-12 3-pt), 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 35 minutes
Kyrie Irving’s 41 points in a half was the most since Devin Booker scored 51 points in 2017.
Irving joins Klay Thompson (40) and Kobe Bryant (42) as the only players to score at least 40 points in the first half over the last 25 seasons.
Kyrie Irving now holds the Brooklyn Nets’ franchise records for most points in a game.
The outburst was Irving’s second 50+ point performance in three games.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are the first teammates since Elgin Baylor (5) and Jerry West (2) in 1961-62 to have multiple 50-point games in a season.
Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant are the first pair of teammates in NBA history to score 50+ points in consecutive games.
Karl-Anthony Towns: 60 points
60 points (19-31 FG, 7-11 3-pt), 17 rebounds in 36 minutes
Towns is now the first player in NBA history to reach the benchmarks of 60 points, 15 rebounds and 60% 3-point shooting in a game.
Towns became the first center since Shaquille O’Neal in 2000 to score 60 points in a single game.
He becomes only the fifth center in NBA history to score 60 points or more. The others are Shaquille O’Neal, David Robinson, Wilt Chamberlain and George Mikan.
His 32 points in the third quarter is the fifth highest scoring output in a single quarter in NBA history.
LeBron James: 56 points
56 points (19-31 FG, 6-11 3-pt), 10 rebounds in 39 minutes
LeBron James joined Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and Jamal Crawford as the only players to have scored 50 points or more past the age of 37.
He became the oldest player in NBA history to register 55+ points and 10+ rebounds in a game.
Trae Young: 56 points
56 points (17-26 FG, 7-12 3-pt), 14 assists and 4 rebounds in 37 minutes
Young became the first player with 50+ points and 14+ assists in a game since James Harden in 2016.
Trae Young also became the sixth player in league history with at least 55 points and 10 assists. The others to have achieved the feat are James Harden (three times), Michael Jordan, Oscar Robertson, Russell Westbrook and Tony Parker.
Jayson Tatum: 54 points
54 points (16-30 FG, 8-15 3-pt), 5 rebounds in 41 minutes
This was Jayson Tatum’s fourth career 50-point game, tying him with Larry Bird for most 50-point games in Boston Celtics history.
Kevin Durant: 53 points
53 points (19-37 FG, 4-13 3-pt), 9 assists and 6 rebounds in 43 minutes
Kevin Durant scored 50 points or more for the eighth time in his career, tying him with Bernard King for 12th place on the NBA’s all-time list.
Durant’s 53-point performance is his highest scoring output since the 2013-14 season, when he scored a career-high 54 points.
Ja Morant: 52 points
52 points (22-30 FG, 4-4 3-pt), 7 rebounds in 34 minutes
Ja Morant became the first player in Memphis Grizzlies history to score 50 points or more in a single game.
Who scored the most points in an NBA game this season?
Kyrie Irving and Karl-Anthony Towns share the record for most points scored in a single game with 60 points.
Who has the most 50-point games in NBA history?
Wilt Chamberlain has the most 50-point games with 118. He’s followed by Michael Jordan with 31 games and Kobe Bryant with 25 games.
How many 50 point games does LeBron James have?
LeBron James has 14 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games does Kevin Durant have?
Kevin Durant has 8 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games does James Harden have?
James Harden has 23 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games does Damian Lillard have?
Damian Lillard has 12 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games does Stephen Curry have?
Stephen Curry has 10 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games does Kyrie Irving have?
Kyrie Irving has 5 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games does Jayson Tatum have?
Jayson Tatum has 4 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games did Michael Jordan have?
Michael Jordan had 31 career 50-point games.
How many 50 point games did Kobe Bryant have?
Kobe Bryant had 25 career 50-point games
How many 50 point games did Allen Iverson have?
Allen Iverson had 11 career 50-point games.
Who scored 100 points in an NBA game?
Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points, the most ever in a single NBA game.
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