Most three-pointers in a single postseason: 73+
Most turnovers in a single playoff game: 13
The last time any NBA player recorded more than 10 turnovers in a single playoff game, it was 1979 and New Jersey Nets guard John Williamson dropped the ball 11 times. James Harden recently took the title for himself after committing a total of 13 turnovers during the Houston Rockets’ ultimately doomed Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors. It’s not the first Harden’s gotten into turnover trouble, either. In 2013, he turned over the ball 10 times in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Most free throws attempted in a single postseason half: 28
Back in 2000, the hack-a-Shaq strategy awarded the technique’s eponymous free throw bricker Shaquille O’Neal with 39 total free throw attempts. Similarly targeted during the L.A. Clippers’ Game 4 against the Rockets, DeAndre Jordan walked to the charity strip a whopping 36 times. (That’s almost six minutes of free throws, folks.) Of those 36, Jordan attempted 28 of them in the first half, beating Shaq’s previous half record. Unfortunately, only 10 of those shots actually landed.
Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors
Most combined three-point goals/attempts in a single playoff game: 37/38
In the 1996 NBA Playoffs, the Seattle SuperSonics and Houston combined for a total of 33 three-point shots in a single game. Similarly, the Dallas Mavericks and the Sacramento Kings attempted a total of 68 during the 2001 playoffs. Both records were shattered during Golden State’s Game 4 against Houston. Opposing sharpshooters Steph Curry and James Harden led their teams to a combined total of 37 made three-pointers for 78 attempts.
Honourable mention: LeBron James
Second-most playoff triple-doubles: 13
Bet you didn’t see those coming
Ending the season on a low