Top 5 NBA Playoff Scoring Averages Ever

Friday, 19 April 2024 at 23:00
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With the playoffs just one day away from starting, and a first round that is shaping up to be very intriguing with many interesting matchups. We wanted to look at some of the best playoff performances ever and the top five NBA playoff scoring averages. In the regular season you can be a star, but the playoffs are were you become remembered and make a name for yourself.  
Throughout the long history of the NBA there have been great NBA players and great playoff performances. However, before we list the top five off, the players that are in the top five might surprise you a little bit. Some of the players you might think of right away are in the top five, but there are definitely players who you think should be in the top five that aren't.  

5. Jerry West 

Jerry West, the NBA logo, is the player that starts us of on the list. He is the only NBA player to ever win finals MVP on the loosing team. He did finally get a ring in 1972.
With a total of 153 playoff games he has scored an average of 29.1 points per game and is one of the best point guards ever in NBA history.

4. Kevin Durant 

Kevin Durant who made his post-season debut all the way back in 2010 with the Oklahoma City Thunder, has made a name for himself as playoff performer. One of if not the greatest scorer ever in the NBA, a player who can score at all three-levels and is very efficient at all three.
He has played in 166 playoff games averaging a staggering 29.4 points per game. He is once again in the playoffs this year against the Minnesota Timberwolves were he could rise on this list.

3. Allen Iverson 

Allen Iverson comes in at number three on our list. Iverson played a staggering 45 minutes per game in the playoffs which means he only sat out for three minutes on average. He was never able to get a ring out of it, but he did reach the finals once.
In his 71 games he has averaged 29.7 points per game in his long 14-year career.

2. Luka Doncic 

Luka Doncic, who is the youngest player on the list with the least amount of playoff games is pretty impressive. He made it known in his first postseason appearance against the Clippers, that when the stage is the brightest, he is going to be at his best.  
He has averaged 32.5 points per game in the playoffs and is set to face the Clippers for the third time in the playoffs that is poised to be one of the more interesting first round matchups this year.

1. Micheal Jordan  

It is no surprise the the person that comes in at number one is Micheal Jordan, who is still regarded as the G.O.A.T. of basketball. He still owns the record with the most points ever scored in a playoff game at 63. He made his legacy in the playoffs going 6-0 in the Finals and winning six finals MVP awards as well.
In his 179 playoff games he has averaged 33.4 points per game. LeBron did passed him for the most points scored in the playoffs, but he fell just outside the top five for averages. It will be very interesting to see if anyone can dethrone Micheal Jordan.