List of highest playoff series scoring averages in National Basketball Association history

This is a complete listing of National Basketball Association players who have averaged the most points per game in a playoff series.

* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Points per
game
Player Team Series Opponent Games Points
46.3 West, JerryJerry West* Los Angeles Lakers 1965 Western Division Finals Baltimore Bullets 6 278
45.2 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* Chicago Bulls 1988 Eastern Conference First Round Cleveland Cavaliers 5 226
45.0 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (2) Chicago Bulls 1992 Eastern Conference First Round Miami Heat 3 135
43.7 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (3) Chicago Bulls 1986 Eastern Conference First Round Boston Celtics 3 131
43.0 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (4) Chicago Bulls 1990 Eastern Conference Semifinals Philadelphia 76ers 5 215
42.6 King, BernardBernard King* New York Knicks 1984 Eastern Conference First Round Detroit Pistons 5 213
41.0 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (5) Chicago Bulls 1993 NBA Finals Phoenix Suns 6 246
40.8 Barry, RickRick Barry* San Francisco Warriors 1967 NBA Finals Philadelphia 76ers 6 245
40.6 Baylor, ElginElgin Baylor* Los Angeles Lakers 1962 NBA Finals Boston Celtics 7 284
39.8 Jordan, MichaelMichael Jordan* (6) Chicago Bulls 1989 Eastern Conference First Round Cleveland Cavaliers 5 199
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.