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NBA Playoffs: Single-Game Records

When the NBA Playoffs come around, a single game can transform a player’s career and being able to rack up numbers as the pace slows down and pressure builds is an incredible achievement across any category.

Throughout the history of the NBA Playoffs, we’ve seen dominant scoring displays, giants dominating on the glass and endurance battles through multiple overtimes, with stars breaking records along the way.

Read on to see the leading names with the best-ever single-game numbers across every major statistical category in the NBA Playoffs.

*Denotes active player

All team abbreviations are stylised as 2023 franchise name

Minutes played

Nikola Jokic* 65DEN05/03/2019
Kevin Johnson62PHO06/13/1993
CJ McCollum*60POR05/03/2019
Kirk Hinrich60CHI04/27/2013
John Salmons60CHI04/30/2009

Total Points

Michael Jordan63CHI04/20/1986
Elgin Baylor61LAL04/14/1962
Donovan Mitchell*57UTA08/17/2020
Charles Barkley56PHO05/04/1994
Michael Jordan56CHI04/29/1992
Wilt Chamberlain56GSW03/22/1962

Total Rebounds

Bismack Biyombo* 26TOR05/21/2016
Dwight Howard26HOU04/24/2015
Hakeem Olajuwon26HOU04/30/1988
Jonas Valančiūnas* 25NOP04/17/2022
Tim Duncan25SAS05/14/2002
Hakeem Olajuwon 25HOU05/14/1987

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Total Assists

John Stockton24UTA05/17/1988
Magic Johnson24LAL05/15/1984
Steve Nash23PHO04/29/2007
John Stockton 23UTA04/25/1996
Magic Johnson23LAL05/03/1985

Total Steals

Allen Iverson10PHI05/13/1999
Mookie Blaylock8ATL04/29/1996
Tim Hardaway8GSW04/30/1992
Tim Hardaway8GSW05/08/1991
Craig Hodges8MIL05/09/1986

Total Blocks

Andrew Bynum10LAL04/29/2012
Hakeem Olajuwon10HOU04/29/1990
Mark Eaton10UTA04/26/1985
Robert Williams*9BOS05/22/2021
Roy Hibbert9IND04/28/2012

Field Goals Made

Michael Jordan24CHI05/01/1988
Charles Barkley23PHO05/04/1994
Michael Jordan22CHI04/27/1997
Michael Jordan22CHI04/20/1986
Allen Iverson21PHI04/20/2003

Threes Made

Damian Lillard*12POR06/01/2021
Klay Thompson*11GSW05/28/2016
Damian Lillard*10POR04/23/2019
Donovan Mitchell*9UTA06/18/2021
Bojan Bogdanović*9UTA06/16/2021

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