NBA Table; Rank Player PTS; 1. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar* 38387: 2. Karl Malone* 36928: 3. Kobe Bryant: 33643: 4. Michael Jordan* 32292: 5. Wilt Chamberlain* 31419: 6. Dirk Nowitzki: 31187: 7. LeBron James: 31038: 8. Shaquille O'Neal* 28596: 9. Moses Malone* 27409: 10. Elvin Hayes* 27313: 11. Hakeem Olajuwon* 26946: 12. Oscar Robertson* 26710: 13. Dominique Wilkins* 26668: 14. Tim Duncan: 26496: 15.
In his 12th NBA season, Malone ranked eighth in the NBA in rebounding (11.2) and 19th in scoring (20.3). Malone was named to his 11th consecutive All-Star Game in 1988. Malone scored in double figures in 76 of 79 games and recorded 55 double-doubles for the year.
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (/əˈlaɪʒuːˌɒn/;; born January 21, 1963), formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player. From 1984 to 2002, he played the center position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors.
His rookie scoring average of 30.5 points per game is the third highest of any rookie in NBA history, and Robertson averaged more than 30 points per game in six of his first seven seasons. Only three other players in the NBA have had more 30+ point per game seasons in their career.
Garnett helped the Celtics to their 17th NBA Championship, with 26 points and 14 rebounds in Game 6 of the NBA Finals. During that championship season, Garnett and Celtics legend Bill Russell developed a relationship, which Garnett credited as a major influence in helping him succeed during his first season as a Celtic.
Carmelo Anthony scores 17 points as the Knicks defeat the Sixers, 114-113. Mike Conley scores a game-high 31 points to lead the Grizzlies past the Knicks, 101-88. John Wall scores 24 points with eight assists and Bradley Beal adds 25 points as Washington tops New York in a nail biter.
However, more frustration awaited West in Game 5, when Reed pulled his thigh muscle and seemed out for the series; instead of capitalising on a double-digit lead and reeling off an easy win, the Lakers committed 19 second half turnovers, and the two main scorers Chamberlain and West shot the ball only three and two times, respectively, in the entire second half and lost 107-100 in what was called one of the greatest comebacks in NBA Finals history.
Dantley's departure from Detroit came a year after leading the Pistons in scoring during an NBA Finals loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, and months before Detroit's Bad Boys would win a championship. Dantley never got that ring, but he played hard wherever he was, and he never hid the fact that he appreciated the fruits of his labors.
Elgin Gay Baylor (born September 16, 1934) is an American former basketball player, coach, and executive. He played 14 seasons as a small forward in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Minneapolis / Los Angeles Lakers, appearing in eight NBA Finals. Baylor was a gifted shooter, strong rebounder, and an accomplished passer.