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Every team gets torched by one player from time to time. Here are top 10 all-time scoring performances against every NBA team.

Michael Jordan

I always asked myself, who scored most points against New York Knicks (after Wilt Chamberlain)? Maybe Michael Jordan or Kobe Bryant?

Who scored most points against Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers?

Credit go to Mr. When Machines Cry, from reddit.com/nba

To avoid confusion, I left out teams who share history with a current team, but don't play in the same city. (Example: Wilt Chamberlain scored 73 points on Chicago Packers, now known as Washington Wizards. I didn't include it.)

However, I did include previous names of teams who renamed themselves, but still play in the same city (Washington Bullets/Wizards; Charlotte Hornets/Bobcats; New Orleans Pelicans/Hornets) and I also included Brooklyn/New Jersey Nets.

An asterisk (*) after the player's name indicates a Playoff game.

(versus) PHILADELPHIA 76ERS:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain (70 points)
  2. Wilt Chamberlain (63)
  3. Wilt Chamberlain (59)
  4. Michael Jordan (56)
  5. Rick Barry* (55) (playoffs)
  6. Jimmy Butler (53)
  7. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (53)
  8. Michael Jordan (52)
  9. Rick Barry (51)
  10. Rick Barry (51)

MILWAUKEE BUCKS:

  1. Karl Malone (61)
  2. Jermaine O'Neal (55)
  3. LeBron James (55)
  4. Allen Iverson (54)
  5. Michael Adams (54)
  6. Dale Ellis (53)
  7. LeBron James (52)
  8. Allan Houston (50)
  9. Billy Cunningham* (50)
  10. Michael Jordan (50)
  11. Michael Jordan (50)
  12. George Gervin (50)

CHICAGO BULLS:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain (68)
  2. Jerry Stackhouse (57)
  3. Dominique Wilkins (57)
  4. Adrian Dantley (57)
  5. Lou Hudson (57)
  6. Kelly Tripucka (56)
  7. Dave Bing (54)
  8. Michael Redd (52)
  9. Tracy McGrady (52)
  10. Rick Barry (52)

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS:

  1. Michael Jordan (69)
  2. Michael Jordan* (55)
  3. Allen Iverson (54)
  4. Michael Jordan (54)
  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (53)
  6. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (53)
  7. Michael Jordan (52)
  8. Vernon Maxwell (51)
  9. Michael Jordan* (50)
  10. Michael Jordan* (50)
  11. Paul Pierce (50)
  12. Allen Iverson (50)
  13. Bob McAdoo (50)
  14. Pete Maravich (50)

BOSTON CELTICS:

  1. Elgin Baylor (64)
  2. Michael Jordan* (63)
  3. Wilt Chamberlain (62)
  4. Elgin Baylor* (61)
  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (55)
  6. Dominique Wilkins (55)
  7. Dominique Wilkins (54)
  8. Jerry West* (53)
  9. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (53)
  10. Michael Jordan (52)
  11. Mike Newlin (52)
  12. Bob McAdoo (52)

LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS:

  1. David Robinson (71)
  2. Shaquille O'Neal (61)
  3. Dominique Wilkins (53)
  4. Terrence Ross (51)
  5. Kobe Bryant (50)
  6. Kobe Bryant (50)
  7. Rashard Lewis (50)
  8. Michael Jordan (49)
  9. Tracy McGrady (47)
  10. Chris Mullin (47)

MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES:

  1. Kobe Bryant (60)
  2. Kobe Bryant (56)
  3. Kobe Bryant (53)
  4. LeBron James (51)
  5. Jamal Mashburn (50)
  6. Kevin Martin (48)
  7. Steph Curry (46)
  8. Kobe Bryant (45)
  9. Kobe Bryant (45)
  10. Kobe Bryant (44)
  11. Elton Brand (44)

ATLANTA HAWKS:

  1. Michael Jordan (61)
  2. Larry Bird (60)
  3. John Havlicek* (54)
  4. Allen Iverson (53)
  5. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (52)
  6. Tiny Archibald (52)
  7. Allen Iverson (50)
  8. Larry Bird (50)
  9. LeBron James (48)
  10. Michael Jordan (48)
  11. Larry Bird (48)

MIAMI HEAT:

  1. Michael Jordan* (56)
  2. Willie Burton (53)
  3. Jamal Crawford (52)
  4. Vince Carter (51)
  5. Alex English (51)
  6. Carmelo Anthony (50)
  7. Michael Jordan (50)
  8. LeBron James (47)
  9. LeBron James (47)
  10. Gilbert Arenas (47)
  11. Michael Jordan (47)

CHARLOTTE HORNETS/BOBCATS

  1. Carmelo Anthony (62)
  2. LeBron James (61)
  3. Kobe Bryant (59)
  4. Deron Williams (57)
  5. Reggie Miller (57)
  6. DeMarcus Cousins (56)
  7. Terry Cummings (52)
  8. David Robinson (52)
  9. Michael Jordan (52)
  10. Michael Jordan (51)

UTAH JAZZ:

  1. Kobe Bryant (60)
  2. Michael Redd (57)
  3. Ray Allen (54)
  4. Joe Barry Carroll (52)
  5. Kobe Bryant (52)
  6. Kemba Walker (52)
  7. LeBron James (51)
  8. Gilbert Arenas (51)
  9. Allen Iverson (51)
  10. Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (51)

SACRAMENTO KINGS:

  1. Tony Delk (53)
  2. Klay Thompson (52)
  3. Billy Knight (52)
  4. James Harden (51)
  5. LeBron James (51)
  6. Kobe Bryant (51)
  7. Dominique Wilkins (51)
  8. Allen Iverson (50)
  9. Clyde Drexler (50)
  10. Dale Ellis (49)
  11. Michael Jordan (49)

NEW YORK KNICKS:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain (100)
  2. Wilt Chamberlain (73)
  3. Elgin Baylor (71)
  4. Pete Maravich (68)
  5. Wilt Chamberlain (67)
  6. Jerry West (63)
  7. Wilt Chamberlain (62)
  8. Kobe Bryant (61)
  9. Wilt Chamberlain (58)
  10. Rick Barry (57)

LOS ANGELES LAKERS:

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  1. Wilt Chamberlain (78)
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  4. Wilt Chamberlain (65)
  5. Wilt Chamberlain (63)
  6. Wilt Chamberlain (60)
  7. Wilt Chamberlain (60)
  8. Gilbert Arenas (60)
  9. Wilt Chamberlain (59)
  10. Oscar Robertson (56)
  11. Earl Monroe (56)

ORLANDO MAGIC:

  1. Michael Jordan (64)
  2. Allen Iverson (60)
  3. Glen Rice (56)
  4. Michael Jordan (52)
  5. Steph Curry (51)
  6. LeBron James (51)
  7. Dwyane Wade (50)
  8. LeBron James (49)
  9. Michael Jordan (49)
  10. Russell Westbrook (48)
  11. Dwyane Wade (48)

DALLAS MAVERICKS:

  1. Kobe Bryant (62)
  2. Tim Duncan (53)
  3. Kevin Durant (52)
  4. Andre Miller (52)
  5. Kobe Bryant (52)
  6. Steph Curry (51)
  7. Larry Bird (50)
  8. Bernard King (50)
  9. Adrian Dantley (50)
  10. Steve Nash* (48)
  11. Tracy McGrady (48)
  12. Adrian Dantley (48)

BROOKLYN/NEW JERSEY NETS

  1. Bernard King (60)
  2. Purvis Short (59)
  3. Michael Jordan (58)
  4. Dominique Wilkins (57)
  5. Calvin Murphy (57)
  6. Bernard King (55)
  7. Shaquille O'Neal (50)
  8. Nick Anderson (50)
  9. Moses Malone (50)
  10. LeBron James* (49)

DENVER NUGGETS:

  1. Adrian Dantley (55)
  2. Adrian Dantley (53)
  3. George Gervin (53)
  4. Bernard King (52)
  5. Charles Smith (52)
  6. Hakeem Olajuwon (52)
  7. Michael Jordan (52)
  8. Kevin Durant (51)
  9. Tracy Mcgrady (51)
  10. Adrian Dantley (51)
  11. Kobe Bryant (51)

INDIANA PACERS:

  1. George Gervin (55)
  2. Russell Westbrook (54)
  3. Michael Jordan (53)
  4. Larry Bird (53)
  5. Mo Williams (52)
  6. Bernard King (52)
  7. Chris Webber (51)
  8. John Williamson (50)
  9. Shaquille O'Neal (49)
  10. Amare Stoudemire (49)

NEW ORLEANS PELICANS/HORNETS

  1. Allen Iverson* (55)
  2. Damon Stoudamire (54)
  3. Steph Curry (53)
  4. Kobe Bryant (50)
  5. Russell Westbrook (48)
  6. Vince Carter (48)
  7. Kevin Durant (47)
  8. Vince Carter (46)
  9. Allen Iverson* (45)
  10. Russell Westbrook (45)
  11. Michael Jordan (45)

DETROIT PISTONS:

  1. David Thompson (73)
  2. Michael Jordan (61)
  3. Anthony Davis (59)
  4. Michael Jordan (59)
  5. Wilt Chamberlain (59)
  6. Kevin McHale (56)
  7. Elvin Hayes (54)
  8. Michael Jordan (53)
  9. Wilt Chamberlain (53)
  10. Wilt Chamberlain (53)

TORONTO RAPTORS:

  1. Kobe Bryant (81)
  2. LeBron James (56)
  3. Allen Iverson* (54)
  4. Allen Iverson* (52)
  5. Kevin Durant (51)
  6. Allen Iverson (51)
  7. Damian Lillard (50)
  8. Jamal Crawford (50)
  9. Kobe Bryant (48)
  10. Kobe Bryant (46)

HOUSTON ROCKETS:

  1. Allen Iverson (58)
  2. Alex English (54)
  3. Kobe Bryant (53)
  4. Kobe Bryant (53)
  5. Dirk Nowitzki (53)
  6. Kobe Bryant (52)
  7. Corey Brewer (51)
  8. Phil Smith (51)
  9. Bob McAdoo (51)
  10. Geoff Petrie (51)
  11. Geoff Petrie (51)
  12. Rick Barry (51)
  13. Tiny Archibald (51)

SAN ANTONIO SPURS:

  1. Kyrie Irving (57)
  2. Purvis Short (57)
  3. Bernard King (50)
  4. Kiki Vandeweghe (50)
  5. Clyde Drexler (48)
  6. Dominique Wilkins (48)
  7. Hakeem Olajuwon (47)
  8. Dale Ellis (47)
  9. Adrian Dantley (47)
  10. Allen Iverson (46)

PHOENIX SUNS:

  1. Wilt Chamberlain (67)
  2. Michael Jordan* (55)
  3. Gilbert Arenas (54)
  4. Michael Jordan (53)
  5. Brandon Roy (52)
  6. Kobe Bryant (51)
  7. Vince Carter (51)
  8. Freeman Williams (51)
  9. Pete Maravich (51)
  10. Phil Smith (51)

MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES:

  1. Tony Parker (55)
  2. Shaquille O'Neal (53)
  3. Kobe Bryant (50)
  4. Cedric Ceballos (50)
  5. David Robinson (50)
  6. Kevin Durant (48)
  7. Kevin Martin (48)
  8. Kevin Durant (47)
  9. Hakeem Olajuwon (46)
  10. Steph Curry (46)

OKLAHOMA CITY THUNDER

  1. Kevin Love (51)
  2. Dirk Nowitzki* (48)
  3. Monta Ellis (48)
  4. Dirk Nowitzki (46)
  5. Steph Curry (46)
  6. James Harden (46)
  7. Paul George (45)
  8. Lou Williams (44)
  9. LeBron James (44)

PORTLAND TRAIL BLAZERS:

  1. Kobe Bryant (65)
  2. Rick Barry (64)
  3. Kyrie Irving (55)
  4. Tiny Archibald (55)
  5. Michael Jordan (53)
  6. Phil Chenier (53)
  7. Michael Jordan (52)
  8. Kobe Bryant (50)
  9. Amare Stoudemire (50)
  10. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (50)

GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

  1. Fred Brown (58)
  2. Charles Barkley* (56)
  3. Karl Malone (56)
  4. Tom Chambers (56)
  5. Brandon Jennings (55)
  6. Kevin Durant (54)
  7. Damian Lillard (51)
  8. Dirk Nowitzki (51)
  9. Kobe Bryant (51)
  10. Karl Malone (51)
  11. Moses Malone (51)

WASHINGTON WIZARDS/BULLETS:

  1. Tracy McGrady (62)
  2. Michael Jordan (57)
  3. Kobe Bryant (55)
  4. Michael Jordan* (55)
  5. Stephen Curry (51)
  6. Michael Jordan (51)
  7. Bob McAdoo* (50)
  8. Tracy McGrady (50)
  9. Alonzo Mourning (50)
  10. Shaquille O'Neal (49)
  11. Larry Bird (49)
  12. Carmelo Anthony (49)
  13. Tracy McGrady (49)
  14. Antoine Walker (49)