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NBA Playoffs: Single-Season Records

The NBA Playoffs are where the lights shine the brightest, with players under intense pressure as they try to finish the season by dragging their franchise to glory.

Below you can find the standout players posting the best single-season numbers in each major statistical category in the NBA Playoffs.

Source: Basketball Reference

*Denotes active player

All team abbreviations are stylized as 2023 franchise name

Games Played

NameGames PlayedTeam Year
Ray Allen         26       BOS    2008
Kevin Garnett 26       BOS    2008
Paul Pierce      26       BOS    2008
James Posey   26       BOS    2008
Rajon Rondo   26       BOS    2008

Minutes Played

NameMinutes PlayedTeam Year
Richard Hamilton1079DET2005
Dan Majerle   1071PHO1993
Patrick Ewing 1032NYK1994
Charles Barkley 1026PHO1993
Tayshaun Prince1023DET2005

Total Points

NamePointsTeam Year
Michael Jordan  759   CHI1992
LeBron James* 748CLE2018
Kawhi Leonard*      732TOR2019
Hakeem Olajuwon         725HOU1995
Allen Iverson   723PHI2001

Points Per Game

NamePoints per gameTeam Year
Michael Jordan  43.67CHI1986
Jerry West      40.64LAL1965
Elgin Baylor    38.62LAL1962
Elgin Baylor    38.08LAL1961
Hakeem Olajuwon       37.50HOU1988

Total Rebounds

NameReboundsTeam Year
Wilt Chamberlain        444LAL1969
Wilt Chamberlain        437PHI1967
Bill Russell      434BOS1968
Bill Russell      428BOS1966
Wilt Chamberlain        399LAL1970

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Rebounds Per Game

NameRPGTeam Year
Wilt Chamberlain        30.20PHI1966
Bill Russell      29.90BOS1961
Wilt Chamberlain        29.13PHI1967
Bill Russell      27.73BOS1959
Bill Russell      27.20BOS1964

Total Assists

NameRPGTeam Year
Magic Johnson  303LAL1988
Magic Johnson  289LAL1985
Magic Johnson  284LAL1984
Magic Johnson  240LAL1991
Rajon Rondo  227BOS2012

Assists Per Game

NameRPGTeam Year
Magic Johnson  15.21LAL1985
Magic Johnson  15.07LAL1986
John Stockton15.00UTA1990
John Stockton14.82UTA1988
Johnny Moore 14.64SAS1983

Total Steals

NameSTLTeam Year
Isiah Thomas 66DET1988
Larry Bird       54BOS1984
Clyde Drexler 53POR1990
Allen Iverson 52PHI2001
Dwyane Wade51MIA2006

Total Blocks

NameSTLTeam Year
Hakeem Olajuwon       92HOU1984
Tim Duncan    79SAS2003
Patrick Ewing 76NYK1994
Dikembe Mutombo     72ATL2001
Hakeem Olajuwon       69HOU1986

Field Goal Percentage

NameFG%  Team Year
Daniel Gafford*        .8461WAS2021
Chris Andersen   .8070MIA2013
James Donaldson                       .7500DAL1986
Robert Williams*         .7419BOS2020
Rudy Gobert*.7407UTA2021

Threes Made


Name3PMTeam Year
Stephen Curry*98GSW2015
Klay Thompson*  98GSW2016
Stephen Curry*92GSW2019
Stephen Curry*91GSW2022
Stephen Curry*80GSW2016

Three-Point Percentage

Name3P%Team Year
Muggsy Bogues .8571CHO1997
Steve Kerr      .8333SAS2003
Brian Scalabrine.8333BKN2004
Rui Hachimura*.8333LAL2023
Meyers Leonard*        .7692POR2015


NameT-DTeam Year
Wilt Chamberlain        7PHI1967
Magic Johnson  6LAL1982
Draymond Green*      6GSW2019
Oscar Robertson          5SAC1963
Magic Johnson  5LAL1980

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