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Point (basketball)

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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). If a player makes a field goal from within the three-point line, the player scores two points. If the player makes a field goal from beyond the three-point line, the player scores three points. The team that has recorded the most points at the end of a game is declared that game's winner.

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Regular season

  • Most career points: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 pts)
  • Highest career scoring average: Michael Jordan (30.12 ppg)
  • Most points scored in a season: 4,029 by Wilt Chamberlain (1961–62)
  • Highest seasonal scoring average: 50.4 by Wilt Chamberlain (1961–62)
  • Most points in one game: 100 by Wilt Chamberlain (3/2/1962 vs. New York Knicks)
  • Most points in one half, Regular Season: 59 by Wilt Chamberlain
  • Most points in one quarter, Regular Season: 37 by Klay Thompson
  • Most points in one overtime period, Regular Season: 17 by Stephen Curry
  • Playoffs

  • 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 Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers)
  • Most points in one quarter, Playoffs: Sleepy Floyd (29, Golden State Warriors vs. L.A. Lakers)
  • Most points in one overtime period, Playoffs: 17 by Stephen Curry
  • Most points in one game, Finals: Elgin Baylor (61, 4/14/1962 vs. Boston Celtics)
  • Most points in one half, Finals: Michael Jordan (35, 6/3/1992 vs. Portland Trail Blazers)
  • U.S. College

  • Most points in one game: 138 points by Grinnell's Jack Taylor on November 20, 2012
  • References

    Point (basketball) Wikipedia


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