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Most Points Scored in an NBA Finals Game

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What is the most points scored by a player in an NBA finals game?

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Elgin Baylor, who played his entire career with the Lakers, holds the record for the most points scored in an NBA finals game. He scored 61 points in game 5 of the Lakers / Celtics finals series on April 14, 1962 in Boston. The Celtics went on to win the series. Baylor was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1977.

Baylor’s 61 points is no, however, any longer the most points scored in a single NBA playoff game. That record will be a question for another day…