370 Points Scored in one NBA Game On This Day in 1983
On December 13, 1983, the Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets by a score of 186-184 in triple overtime. It was the highest scoring game in the history of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
Both teams shot a combined 142-for-251 (.566) from the field and both broke the previous record for most points scored in a single game–173 by the Boston Celtics in a game against the Minneapolis Lakers on February 27, 1959. Their combined total also surpassed the previous mark of 337, set by the San Antonio Spurs and Milwaukee Bucks in a 171-166 triple overtime game won by San Antonio on March 6, 1982.
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