The highest scoring game in NBA history was the triple-overtime thriller between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets in 1983. The Pistons won 186-184, with Isiah Thomas leading the way with 47 points.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) is a professional basketball league in North America. It is composed of 30 teams (29 in the United States and 1 in Canada), and is one of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. The NBA was founded in 1946 as the Basketball Association of America (BAA). The league adopted its current name at the start of the 1949–50 season when it merged with the National Basketball League (NBL).
The Highest Scoring Game in NBA History
The highest scoring game in NBA history was the game between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets on December 13, 1983. The final score was 186-184, in favor of the Pistons. The game went into three overtime periods, and there were a total of nine lead changes.
The Boston Celtics vs. The New York Knicks
The Boston Celtics and the New York Knicks played each other on December 13, 1961. It was the game with the most points scored in an NBA game by both teams, with a combined total of 186 points. The Celtics won the game, by a score of 98-88.
The Los Angeles Lakers vs. The Denver Nuggets
The Los Angeles Lakers vs. The Denver Nuggets is the highest scoring game in NBA history. On November 27, 1982, the two teams combined to score an astonishing 378 points, with the Lakers coming out on top by a score of 196-182. This incredible game featured some of the greatest players of all time, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, James Worthy, and Alex English. It was a truly remarkable display of offensive basketball, and it remains one of the most memorable games in NBA history.
The highest scoring game in NBA history was on December 13, 1983 between the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets. The Pistons won 186-184 in triple overtime.