The Highest Scoring Game in NBA History: Pistons @ Nuggets 186-184 3OT!



On December 13th, 1983 the Detroit Pistons and the Denver Nuggets have played the highest scoring game in NBA history. The Pistons won in triple overtime 186-184; Isiah Thomas led the team with 47 points, 17 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals, while John Long contributed 41 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. For the Nuggets, Kiki Vandeweghe had 51 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists and Alex English scored 47 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 7 assists.

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37 comments on “The Highest Scoring Game in NBA History: Pistons @ Nuggets 186-184 3OT!
  1. SlickRick#24 says:

    both teams had all their sliders up this game

  2. Curry got nothing on them.

  3. I remember watching a raptors game, it went to double or triple ot (dont remember) the final score was 179-176

  4. Towelie says:

    James Harden D for life

  5. W. Solis says:

    Allstar game play more D

  6. I'd love to see the Bad Boys Vs Gs in the 80s. Them soft 3 point shooting pansies would get manhandled

  7. Two teams of James Har_en

  8. old nigga: back in my day we played defense
    me: shows old nigga this video
    old nigga: ummm
    me: quit hating on us young niggas 😂

  9. Didn't the Pistons pride themselves in defense?

  10. veryslyfox says:

    At first I thought it was an exhibition game until I saw the date December 13. I thought basketball in the 80s had more defense and tough guys? Bunch of pansies

  11. TXPRIDE817 says:

    Warriors can score 400 a game if they like. GOAT TEAM ! #DubNation!!!!

  12. AK740 says:

    Lebron wouldn't be able to last in this era

  13. Tim Molina says:

    DETROIT BASKETBALL!!!

  14. Jaccobtw says:

    Type of game you get when you have 5 James Hardens vs 5 James Hardens

  15. Edgar Pollen says:

    Look at the crowd tho💀

  16. David Hall says:

    this game made the 80s look bad where's the D a lot of uncontested shots…couldnt imagine dropping 184 and losing 😂

  17. People used to play basketball so differently, feels like I am watching a different sport XD

  18. lord quasi says:

    Playing defense like its an all star game

  19. jstdun says:

    Can you imagine the fantasy points from this game?

  20. Michael says:

    I think I saw James Harden

  21. i beat his score in 2k yesterday lol

  22. HeyItsUltra! says:

    When people say the 60s era has the fastest pace, I just show them this game.

  23. bruh I done………. That's 4 fourth quarters really 3 ots

  24. George Blaha still the Pistons commentator old ass nigga lmao

  25. its crazy alone that only 1 player had 50+ this game and and the other three had 40+

  26. Damn, looks like they didn`t even shoot a lot of 3`s…. what was going on there? Stats anybody?

  27. Conquer says:

    Nuggets was always a team of bums

  28. damn even kiki had 50 pts

  29. xMontorix says:

    Defense on point!

  30. well they were all cocaine at that time.

  31. The craziest thing is that both teams were just 1 of 2 from three this game.

  32. was there a 3pt shot attempted in this game?😂😂 the players were just too smooth!

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