Over the past couple of seasons, the NBA has witnessed scoring havoc. Almost every game in the NBA has an average of 240 points (combined), and the numbers are increasing season by season. Not only that, but almost every team has a player who averages 35 points per game.
Players like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Nikola Jokic, and Joel Embiid, are prime examples. But among them, 76ers star Joel Embiid is the only player to score 70+ points in a game. This also brings up the question of which player has scored over 70 points in a game. So, let us look at the Elite NBA players list to score 70+ points in a game.
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Elite NBA Players list to score 70+ points in a game
- Elgin Baylor
- Wilt Chamberlain
- David Thompson
- David Robinson
- Kobe Bryant
- Devin Booker
- Donovan Mitchell
- Damian Lillard
- Joel Embiid
- Luka Doncic
Only nine players in NBA history have scored over 70 points in a game. NBA legend Elgin Baylor was the first player to score 70+ points, whereas 76ers center Joel Embiid is the newest player to score 70+ points.
On the above list, NBA legend Wilt Chamberlain has scored 70+ points in six games. Moreover, in one of those games, he scored 100 points. He is the only player in NBA history to score 70+ points multiple times.
Surprisingly, players like LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, and many more haven’t scored 70+ points in a game in their career.
Who is the next player to join this elite list? Let us know in the comments section.