Trae Young had 25 at the half in Game 1 of the ECF, and it has me thinking: Who amongst active players would be most likely to beat MJ’s 35 year old record of 63 points in a single playoffs game?
Here’s a list of top scorers and their 2020-21 scoring averages
- Stephen Curry (32.0)
- Bradley Beal (31.3)
- Damian Lillard (28.8)
- Joel Embiid (28.5)
- Giannis Antetokounmpo (28.1)
- Luka Doncic (27.7)
- Zach Lavine (27.4)
- Zion Williamson (27.0)
- Kyrie Irving (26.9)
- Kevin Durant (26.9)
- Jason Tatum (26.4)
- Donovan Mitchell (26.4)
- Nikola Jokic (26.4)
- Devin Booker (25.6)
- Trae Young (25.3)
- De’Aaron Fox (25.2)
- LeBron James (25.0)
- Kawhi Leonard (24.8)
- James Harden (24.6)
- Klay Thompson (DNP)
I think Lillard would be the most likely, personally, though I don’t think anybody is breaking the record any time soon. What do you guys think?
Book in a face mask tomorrow
He had 22 points and 6 threes in the first quarter against the Lakers
I could see Trae doing it under the right circumstances.
trae, luka, tatum or dbook cause they hella young and got a whole career a head. I could see dame or giannis going ape mode as well. Rest of the league aging.
Klay hes gonna give one to you when you least expect it (aka when the Kings make the playoffs too lol)
The top 5 and possibly Tatum can easily get 63 or more and pretty sure Tatum was dropping 50+ point games just before the playoffs and I think in the first round
Curry , Doncic , Lillard , Durant , Tatum , Mitchell , Booker , Trae , Harden
all can go out and do it if the circumstances are right
Damian “Clutchest player in the NBA right now” Lillard.
If dame can get 50+ like he has been than there is a chance of him getting past 63
I didn’t vote because there isn’t option “none”
Btw did MJ score against Celtics, aka one of the best roster ever… And yes he scored that amount where defense actually was a thing…
Where is nikola mirotic??