The 2023 NBA Christmas Day schedule is upon us and there are some of the best teams and players in the league on display.
With talents like Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, James Harden, LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, Chris Paul, Devin Booker and Donovan Mitchell on the court, there are plenty of prolific scorers who could make a career out of the individual of all time. record points in a game at Christmas.
Bernard King has held the record for 37 years with his 60-point game for the Knicks in Christmas 1984. Will this finally be the year someone breaks the 60-point mark?
To see some of the other top scoring individual performances at Christmas, take a look below.
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The best scoring performances of Christmas Day
LeBron is just 13 points away from surpassing Kobe Bryant as the top points scorer at Christmas this year, but it will take a lot more than that to challenge King’s 60 points in a single game.
Of course, Wilt Chamberlain finds his name on this list a couple of times as well, most notably scoring 59 points in 1961. The most recent run in the single-game scoring record at Christmas came from Tracy McGrady in 2002, going for 46. points against the pistons.
Believe it or not, as it stands, Rick Barry is the only player to score 50 points at Christmas in a win.
You can find the 10 highest-scoring individual performances at Christmas below.
|Bernard King||60||1984||Knicks vs. Nets|
|Wilt chamberlain||59||1961||Warriors vs. Knicks|
|Rick barry||fifty||1966||Warriors vs. Royals|
|Jerry west||47||1963||Lakers vs. Knicks|
|Tracy mcgrady||46||2002||Magic against pistons|
|Wilt chamberlain||Four. Five||1959||Warriors vs. Nationals|
|Tom heinsohn||Four. Five||1961||Celtics vs. Nationals|
|Dominique wilkins||Four. Five||1987||Falcons vs. 76ers|
|Kevin During||44||2010||Thunder vs. Nuggets|
|Jerry west||44||1965||Lakers vs. Pistons|