On December 13, 1983 the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets in a triple-overtime game that set as many records as any other game in NBA history. Records established in this game include the highest score by a winning team and losing team, the most players scoring 40 or more points, the most made field goals by both one and two teams and the most assists by both teams.

But the most notable record of all was that the two teams combined to score 370 points, 186 for the Pistons and 184 for the Nuggets, in the highest scoring game in NBA history. This happened despite the fact that Isiah Thomas hit the Pistons’ only three-pointer and Richard Anderson matched his lone make from downtown for the Nuggets.

This defenceless game was bound to be high-scoring even without the triple-overtime since the score was tied at 145 at the end of regulation.


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