NBA Records

Competition brings out the best in champions, and sometimes it’s just all about the numbers.

Team Records

Most NBA Championships : Boston Celtics, 17
Most NBA Finals Appearances: Los Angeles Lakers, 31
Best Regular Season Record: Chicago Bulls, 72-10 (1995-96)
Best NBA Finals Series Record: Chicago Bulls, 6-0
Longest Win Streak: Los Angeles Lakers, 33 games (1971-72)

Individual Stats

Career Leaders

Points: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 38,387
Rebounds: Wilt Chamberlain, 23,924
Assists: John Stockton, 15,806
Steals: John Stockton, 3,265
Blocks: Hakeem Olajuwon, 3,830
Three Pointers: Reggie Miller, 2,217
Points per Game: Michael Jordan, 31.0
Rebounds per Game: Wilt Chamberlain, 22.9
Assists per Game: Magic Johnson, 11.2
Most Triple-Doubles: Oscar Robertson, 181

Single Game Records

Points: Wilt Chamberlain, 100 (1962)
Rebounds: Wilt Chamberlain, 55 (1960)
Assists: Scott Skiles, 30 (1990)
Steals: Larry Kenon (1976)/Kendall Gill(1999), 11
Blocks:Elmore Smith, 17 (1973)
Three-Pointers Made: Kobe Bryant (2003)/Donyell Marshall (2005), 12

Playoff Records

Most Points: Michael Jordan, 5,987
Points in a Game: Michael Jordan, 63 (1986)
Points per Game: Michael Jordan, 33.45
Most Playoff Games: Robert Horry, 244
Most NBA Championships: Bill Russell, 11


Most Regular Season MVPs: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 6
Most Finals MVPs:Michael Jordan, 6
Most All-NBA First Team Selections: Karl Malone, 11
Most NBA All-Defensive First Team Selections: Michael Jordan/Gary Payton, 9
Most Defensive Player of the Year Awards: Dikembe Mutombo/Ben Wallace, 4

Wrong Side of the Record Book

Worst Regular Season Record: Philadelphia 76ers, 9-73 (1972-73)
Worst Start to a Season: New Jersey Nets, 0-18 (2009)
Longest Losing Streak: Cleveland Cavaliers, 24 games (1982)
Most Technical Fouls in a Season: Rasheed Wallace, 41 (2000-01)
Most Three-Pointers Taken in a Game Without Making One: Antoine Walker, 11 (2001)
Most NBA Finals Lost: Los Angeles Lakers, 15 (sorry, had to put that one in there)