NBA's Lowest Scores: Top five lowest-scoring games in league history

Check out the list of the top five nail-biting contests in NBA games that resulted in the lowest points scored of all time.

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Soumyadeep Sarkar
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Minneapolis Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons 19-18 ( November 22, 1950)

Top five lowest-scoring NBA games of all time

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NBA (National Basketball Association) is the most popular Basketball league in the world. A total of 30 teams from North America have participated in this league. The game is getting more popular year after year. NBA did not always have high scores, sometimes the overall score was very low. 

Let's look at the top five lowest-scoring NBA games of all time:

5. Pittsburgh Ironmen vs Boston Celtics 46 -44 ( December 2, 1946)  

Pittsburgh Ironmen vs. Boston Celtics 46 -44 ( December 2, 1946)

That game has ranked fifth on our list. On December 2, 1946, the Pittsburgh Ironmen played against the Boston Celtics in the NBA. The game has ended on 46-44. Al Brightman from the Celtics has scored 12 points for them. On the other hand, Harry Zeller has scored only 11 points for the Ironmen. Finally Celtics won the match by two points.

4. Washington Capitols vs Pittsburgh Ironmen 49-40 (November 30, 1946)

Washington Capitols v Pittsburgh Ironmen 49-40 (November 30, 1946)

That game has ranked fourth on our list. On November 30, 1946, the Pittsburgh Ironmen played against the Washington Capitols in the NBA. The game ended on 49-40. Michael Bytzura has scored the highest point (9) for the Ironmen. Meanwhile, Capital’s highest scorer was Bob Feerick with 14 points and still, they had managed to win the game by 9 points. 

3. Boston Celtics vs Washington Capitols 47-38 ( January 16, 1947)  

Boston Celtics v Washington Capitols 47-38 ( January 16, 1947)

That game has ranked third on our list. On January 16, 1947 the Boston Celtics played against the Washington Capitols in NBA. The game has ended on 47-38. Fred Scolari earned 17 points but was still unable to win this match. Meanwhile, AI Brightman has scored 14 points for the Celtics and they won the match by 9 points in the end.

2. Detroit Falcons vs Washington Capitols 50-33 (November 2, 1946)  

Detroit Falcons vs. Washington Capitols 50-33 (November 2, 1946)

That game has ranked second on our list. On November 2, 1946 the Detroit Falcons played against the Washington Capitols in the NBA. The game has ended on 50-33. Capitol’s Bob Feerick and Fred Scolari both scored 14 points for the team and in the end they won the game by 17 points. On the other side, the highest scorer of the Falcons was Stan Miasek with 9 points.

1. Minneapolis Lakers vs Fort Wayne Pistons 19-18 ( November 22, 1950)  

Minneapolis Lakers vs. Fort Wayne Pistons 19-18 ( November 22, 1950)

That game has ranked first on our list. On November 22, 1950, the Minneapolis Lakers played against the Fort Wayne Pistons in the NBA. The game ended on 19-18. This was the lowest-scoring Basketball match in the history of the NBA till now. John Oldham was the highest scorer with 5 points for the Pistons and George Mikan scored 14 points and won the match for the Lakers.

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