NBA Records and Statistics: Most Free Throws Made in a Game

The NBA has a number of grounds for awarding a player free throw during a contest. In an NBA game, a team has made 86 attempts, which is a record.

The NBA has a number of grounds for awarding a player free throws during a contest. In an NBA game, a team has made 86 attempts, which is a record. The NBA was created in 1949 as a result of the union of the Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League

The Phoenix Suns attempted 80 free throws against the Utah Jazz in 1990, which was the closest any team has ever come to breaking the record. Although being sent to the line doesn’t guarantee a player will score, it does show that the team is making a concerted effort to attack the basket. In the modern game, Giannis Antetokounmpo is a fantastic illustration of a player that charges the rim aggressively. He has a terrible conversion rate, which is unfortunate.

As is now being observed in the NBA Playoffs for 2021, free-throw shooting is essential. The Philadelphia 76ers’ chance to go to the NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Finals in 2021 may have been lost due to Ben Simmons’ subpar free throw shooting, according to some.

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The Phoenix Suns are demonstrating to the NBA that free-throw shooting is crucial during the 2021 NBA Finals. The Suns are 2-0 up in the series since they have won both games while converting 37 of their 40 attempts. Despite this, the majority of players do not make the most of their opportunities at the free-throw line. The free-throw percentage has historically been proved to make a difference in NBA games.

Free Throws

Most successful free throws in a game

  • On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain scored 28 against the New York Knicks for the Philadelphia Warriors (28/32).
  • Adrian Dantley recorded the number 28 against the Houston Rockets on January 4, 1984 (28/29)
  • Note: Bob Cousy holds the postseason record with 30 wins.

Most successful free throws in a game with no misses

James Harden scored 24 against the San Antonio Spurs on December 3, 2019, for the Houston Rockets.

Most attempts at free throws in a game, none-successful

Shaquille O’Neal scored 11 against the Seattle Supersonics on December 8, 2000, for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Most attempts at free throws in a game

39 on January 12, 2012, by Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic (vs. Golden State Warriors) (21/39)

Los Angeles Lakers’ Dwight Howard scored 39 points against the Orlando Magic on March

On January 26, 1953, during a match between Northern Arizona and Arizona, the record for the most free throws made in a game overall was set: 130. Northern Arizona’s single-game record of 79 points was never in danger because neither team had a significant lead at the line (Seton Hall attempted 52 shots compared to Niagara’s 50).

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