DeMar DeRozan made headlines to start off 2018 when he dropped 52 points against the Milwaukee Bucks on January 1st to break the Toronto Raptors franchise record for points scored in a game, besting the likes of Vince Carter and Terrance Ross, who both dropped 51 points each almost 15 years apart.

It’s not often a player breaks a franchise record in the NBA, especially a scoring one, so we decided to honor DeRozan’s wonderful performance and remind you all of each team’s franchise record holder when it comes to points scored in a single game.

Obviously, the likes of the Warriors’ and Lakers’ records will stand the test of time, but there are a few teams on here whose records could be broken this season.

 

Atlanta Hawks: Bob Pettit, Lou Hudson & Dominique Wilkins – 57 Points (1961, ’69, ’86)

 

Boston Celtics: Larry Bird – 60 Points (1985)

 

Brooklyn Nets: Deron Williams – 57 Points (2012)

 

Charlotte Hornets: Kemba Walker – 52 Points (2016)

 

Chicago Bulls: Michael Jordan – 69 Points (1990)

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Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving & LeBron James – 57 Points (2015, ’17)

 

Dallas Mavericks: Dirk Nowitzki – 53 Points (2004)

 

Denver Nuggets: David Thompson – 73 Points (1978)

 

Detroit Pistons: Jerry Stackhouse – 57 Points (2001)

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Golden State Warriors: Wilt Chamberlain – 100 Points (1962)

 

Houston Rockets: Calvin Murphy – 57 Points (1978)

 

Indiana Pacers: Reggie Miller – 57 Points (1992)

 

Los Angeles Clippers: Charles Smith – 52 Points (1990)

 

Los Angeles Lakers: Kobe Bryant – 81 Points (2006)

 

Memphis Grizzlies: Marc Gasol – 42 Points (2017)

 

Miami Heat: LeBron James – 61 Points (2014)

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade

 

Milwaukee Bucks: Michael Redd – 57 Points (2006)

 

Minnesota Timberwolves: Mo Williams – 52 Points (2015)

 

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis – 59 Points (2016)

 

New York Knicks: Carmelo Anthony – 62 Points (2014)

 

Oklahoma City Thunder: Russell Westbrook – 58 Points (2017)

 

Orlando Magic: Tracy McGrady – 62 Points (2004)

 

Philadelphia 76ers: Wilt Chamberlain – 68 Points (1967)

 

Phoenix Suns: Devin Booker – 70 Points (2017)

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Portland Trail Blazers: Damian Lillard – 59 Points (2017)

 

Sacramento Kings: DeMarcus Cousins – 56 Points (2016)

 

San Antonio Spurs: David Robinson – 71 Points (1994)

 

Toronto Raptors: DeMar DeRozan – 52 Points (2018)

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Utah Jazz: Pete Maravich – 68 Points (1977)

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Washington Wizards: Gilbert Arenas – 60 Points (2006)

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