On This Date In NBA History: December 13, Detroit Beats Denver, 186-184, In The Highest Scoring Game


Dec 10, 2011; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; The Detroit Pistons logo before the game between the Oakland Golden Grizzlies and the Michigan Wolverines at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

1983 – The Detroit Pistons defeated the Denver Nuggets, 186-184, in the highest scoring game in NBA history. The game lasted three overtimes and included four players who scored at least 40 points each: Kiki Vandeweghe-51 and Alex English-47 for the Nuggets in addition to Isiah Thomas (@iamisiahthomas)-47 and John Long-41 for the Pistons. There were 9,655 fans in attendance at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver as both teams left this game with an 11-12 record.

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