After seeing the player with the most points scored in a game of the NBA Playoffs, here is the ranking of the teams that have registered the higher final scores in the history of Playoff NBA.
Record that has remained undefeated since 1992 although some teams have come close enough in recent years.
Record Highest Score NBA Playoffs
The highest final score in an NBA Playoff game is 151 a 153, in the challenge between Phoenix Suns e Portland Trail Blazers of 11 May 1992, valid for the semifinals of the Western Conference. Overall, the two teams scored 304 total points after two over-times thanks to Clyde Drexler’s 33 points and Kevin Johnson’s 35 points.
The Portland Trail Blazers arrived very well in that race, fresh from the first place in the Western Conference during the Regular Season and from the victory over the Los Angeles Lakers in the first series of the Playoffs.
After losing game-3 of the conference semifinals, the Blazers were looking for redemption. And so it was: 153 points for the Suns that will pave the way for the Portland franchise to the NBA Finals, where they will be defeated by one of the best teams in NBA history, the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan.
Despite the very high scores, this historic game of the NBA Playoffs only ranks last in the ranking of the NBA games with the highest score ever.
Now let’s see the top-20 of the games with the most points scored in the history of the NBA Playoffs.
Ranked NBA Playoff games with the most points scored
|#||Game||Total points||Data||Number of over-time|
|1||Phoenix Suns 151-153 Portland Trail Blazer||304||May 11, 1992||2|
|2||Boston Celtics 157-128 New York Knicks||285||April 25, 1990|
|San Antonio Spurs 152-133 Denver Nuggets||285||April 26, 1983|
|4||Dallas Mavericks 151-129 Seattle Supersonics||280||April 23, 1987|
|5||San Francisco Warriors 143-136 St. Louis Hawks||279||April 1, 1967|
|6||Sacramento Kings 137-141 Dallas Mavericks||278||May 10, 2003||2|
|Minneapolis Lakers 135-143 St. Louis Hawks||278||March 25, 1957||2|
|8||Portland Trail Blazers 140-137 Denver Nuggets||277||May 3, 2019||4|
|Los Angeles Lakers 147-130 Phoenix Suns||277||April 20, 1985|
|10||Chicago Bulls 142-134 Brooklyn Nets||276||April 17, 2013||3|
|Philadelphia 76ers 120-156 Milwaukee Bucks||276||March 30, 1970|
|Philadelphia 76ers 141-135 San Francisco Warriors||276||April 14, 1967||1|
|13||Milwaukee Bucks 137-138 Boston Celtics||275||May 10, 1987||2|
|14||Golden State Warriors 133-140 Phoenix Suns||273||May 4, 1994|
|Boston Celtics 142-131 Cincinnati Royals||273||April 10, 1963|
|16||Brooklyn Nets 122-150 Toronto Raptors||272||23 august 2020|
|17||Portland Trail Blazers 138-122 San Antonio Spurs||270||May 15, 1990||2|
|Dallas Mavericks 139-131 Portland Trail Blazers||270||April 18, 1985||2|
|Philadelphia 76ers 138-132 New York Knicks||270||March 27, 1968||2|
|20||Los Angeles Lakers 135-134 Milwaukee Bucks||268||April 12, 1972|