LeBron James joined the elusive 60+ points club against the Charlotte Bobcats during the 2013-14 season, scoring 61 in one of the most flawless games ever put together. It was the second game of the season that a player hit the mark – Carmelo Anthony went for 62, also against the Bobcats.
Despite how impressive 61 points is, James wasn’t even close to sniffing Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary scoring night of 100 points from the 1962 season. James scored 25 points in the third quarter, whereas Chamberlain averaged 25 points in all four quarters.
With the points raining down, we decided to take a look at the top scoring games of all time. Chamberlain completely dominates the list with 32 60+ point games, which is equal to every other NBA player combined (think about that for a second). Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are tied with five, and Elgin Baylor recorded four. Jordan’s game against the Celtics in 1986 and Baylor’s output against the Celtics in 1962 are the only two 60+ point games registered in the playoffs.
[Information from LandOfBasketball.com used in this article.]