Today in Sports History: December 13

By Jonah Sharf

On December 13, 1983, the “Bad Boys” Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime in the highest scoring game in NBA history. The Pistons were led by Isiah Thomas, who racked up 47 points and 17 assists, while the Nuggets were led by 51 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists from Kiki Vandeweghe. The game holds the records for most combined points scored in a game, most and second-most points scored by one team in a game, most field goals (142) in a game, most assists (93) in a game and most players scoring 40 or more points (4). Perhaps the most stunning fact of the game is that there was only one three pointer made by each team in the entire game.


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