NBA Finals: Single-Game Record Holders for Points, Rebounds and More
The Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors are all over the NBA Finals record books.
Boston is tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most championships, while Golden State has a chance to break a tie with the Chicago Bulls for the third-most in league history.
With so many trips between the two sides, it’s no surprise that players from both squads also hold individual Finals records.
From sharpshooting to cleaning up the glass, Celtics and Warriors have built their legendary status in the Finals.
Now, players on both sides have a chance to write history of their own on the big stage.
Here are some of the individual, single-game Finals records entering this year’s championship series:
Elgin Baylor never won a championship during his Hall of Fame playing career, but he still holds an NBA Finals record.
The Lakers forward erupted for 61 points in Game 5 of the 1962 Finals against the Celtics.
He played all 48 minutes, shot 22-for-46 overall and made 17 of 19 free throw attempts in a 126-121 win.