This Week in NBA History: Pistons win NBA's highest scoring game

NBA.com Global on Dec 14, 2017 08:25 AM
This Week in NBA History: Pistons win highest scoring game
PONTIAC, MI - 1987: Isiah Thomas #11 of the Detroit Pistons poses for a portrait at The Pontiac Silverdome in 1987 in Pontiac, Michigan. (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Two of the best offenses in the NBA during the 1983-84 season produced one of the wildest games in NBA history on Dec. 13, 1983.

The Pistons won the historic game in triple-overtime, 186-184. Isiah Thomas led the way for Detroit with 47 points, 17 assists, five rebounds and four steals. John Long added 41 points, six rebounds and eight assists.

For the Nuggets, Kiki Vandeweghe scored a game-high 51 points with nine rebounds and eight dimes. Alex English added 47 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

In total, Detroit finished 74-for-136 (54.4 percent) overall and 37-for-60 from the free throw line. Denver shot 68-for-115 (59.1 percent) from the floor and 47-for-57 from the free throw line. Despite the historic score, the teams each finished just 1-for-2 from three-point range. For comparison, no team has attempted fewer than 12 3-pointers so far this season.

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