The NBA preseason season begins on September 30. Throughout the 2022-23 season, return here for NBA scores and more information. This includes quick facts about the Association’s history, among other things. Today’s NBA Scores Who has the most points scored in NBA history? Kareem Abdul-Jabbar of the Los Angeles Lakers holds the record for the most points in NBA history, scoring a whopping 38,387 during his brilliant 20-year career. LeBron James, another Lakers legend, is closing in on him. He is currently 1,326 points shy of passing Abdul-Jabbar. James will almost certainly break the record during the 2022-23 NBA season. Sportsnaut’s NBA power rankings have been updated. Who was the NBA’s leading scorer in the 1980s? With 21,018 points, Alex English holds the record for most points scored in the 1980s. Throughout the decade, he was a standout for the Denver Nuggets, leading the league in scoring with 28.4 points per game in 1982-83. English also appeared in eight consecutive All-Star games in the 1980s. Moses Malone leads the decade in scoring with 19,082 points. During the 1981-82 season with the Houston Rockets, he averaged a career-high 31.1 points per game. In terms of NBA scores, the 1980s were the heyday of high-scoring games throughout the league. Related: Ranking the top 50 NBA players today What is the highest number of points ever scored in an NBA game? USA TODAY Sports’ Tim Fuller In 1983-84, the Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets in three overtimes, scoring 186 points. Denver also scored 184 points. Three Detroit players scored 35 or more points, led by Pro Basketball Hall of Famer Isiah Thomas (47) and John Long (42). Denver was led by Kiki Vandeweghe, who scored 51 points, and Alex English, who scored 47. In a regular-season game, the Phoenix Suns scored 173 points in a rout of the Denver Nuggets in 1990-91. Five different players scored 20 or more points, led by then-rookie Cedric Ceballos’ 32 points off the bench. The Phoenix Suns’ 173 points matched a previous regulation record set by the Boston Celtics against the then-Minneapolis Lakers in 1958-59. With 43 points, Tom Heinsohn led all scorers. Bob Cousy added 31 points. In addition, the 1958-59 Celtics won the first of eight consecutive championships, establishing the greatest sports dynasty in history. Related: NBA Mock Draft 2023 Who has the most points in an NBA game? Wilt Chamberlain set a record that has stood the test of time 60 years ago. Chamberlain scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks on March 2, 1962 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. It came during a 169-147 victory over New York. Chamberlain made 36 of 63 shots and 28 of 32 free throws. He also had 25 rebounds for good measure. Surprisingly, this was the Warriors’ final regular-season game in Pennsylvania before heading west. The late Kobe Bryant came the closest to matching Wilt’s record-breaking performance since Chamberlain’s. In January 2006, he scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. NBA stats, including the most points scored by each NBA team in a single game. What is the lowest-scoring NBA game ever? The Fort Wayne Pistons defeated the reigning NBA champion Minneapolis Lakers by a score of 19-18 in November 1950. The combined total of 37 points is still the lowest in NBA history. George Mikan of the Los Angeles Lakers led all scorers with 15 points. John Oldham led the Pistons with five points. In this pre-shot clock era, the two only attempted 31 shots. Despite making only four of their field goal attempts, the Lakers won.