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Ranking of the most 30+ games in the finals

Jordan 23 games 30 + only ranked second, Curry is expected to exceed James

By milton ricardaPublished 4 months ago 13 min read
Ranking of the most 30+ games in the finals
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Even though today's league espouses offense and has come to the era of almost all 3-pointers, it is very difficult to get 30+ in a single game. After all, it requires players to keep good form and hand all game, and once we get to the playoff stage, this thing will become even more difficult.

If you want to cut down 30+ data in the stage of the finals, it is even a very difficult thing to accomplish. After all, when it comes to the final championship, every game is a physical battle, and it becomes extremely difficult to easily pull out space to shoot, not to mention get super high scores. But this does not mean that no one can accomplish such a thing, in the history of the NBA, there are still a lot of strong star players, even if they are facing strict defense, but still able to get a super high score.

Let's take a look at the players who got the most 30+ points on the Finals stage!

Tenth place: Durant

Finals games: 15 games

Finals 30+ games: 9 games

Durant, by his power, stirred up the league this summer, and eventually, the choice to stay on the team was also to attract numerous non-comments. Even though Durant's reputation has been bad these past few years, and there are various stems about him, the undeniable thing is that he is still one of the best power forward in the league.

Durant's first trip to the Finals happened during the 2011-12 Thunder season when the team was still in the era of having three youngsters. In just a few years, the young team managed to complete a breakout from the West, where they faced the Big Three Heat in the finals. The more seasoned Heat eventually beat the Thunder 4-1 to get the final championship. Despite the loss, Durant played very well, and he was still very young at the time, almost fighting against the entire Heat with one person.


In the first finals game of his career, Durant managed to get a 30+ performance. The Thunder, who were playing at home, managed to pull away in the second half and managed to win by 11 points over the Heat. Durant was in a sparring match with James, and he shot 12 out of 20 from the field to get the highest score of 36 points with a 60% shooting rate.

In the second game of the finals, the protagonists on the field are still Durant and James, the final Durant 22 shots 12, again got the highest 32 points, but the Thunder finally lost to the Heat by 4 points.

Come to the fifth game of the finals showdown, this time the Thunder is already 1-3 behind, they have no way back. Durant broke out again, he shot 13 of 24 and scored a game-high 32 points. It's a pity that this score is not enough to see in the face of 6 people scoring in double figures, the Thunder eventually lost by 15 points and Durant's first trip to the finals ended like this.

Throughout the finals, Durant was able to contribute 30.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game, ranking first among all players, which also showed people the prospects of the league's rising star.

The time came to the 2016-17 season, the summer of 2016 Durant made an important decision, he chose to join the Warriors who just crushed his dream of another final, so the "five-star Warriors" lineup is officially built, Durant's choice is still being criticized by many people today. The choice of Durant is still being criticized today.

The finals are still very familiar with the battle of riding the brave, after 5 seasons, Durant and James are once again in the finals to meet. Despite not coming to the finals for a few years, Durant's hand was still bursting in the G1 game, as he shot 14 of 26 and scored a game-high 38 points, helping the Warriors win by 22 points at home.

The G2 Warriors rode the wave of victory at home, and Durant continued his hot hand, eventually, he shot 13 of 22, again getting a game-high 33 points, and also sent 13 rebounds, the Warriors ushered in a 19-point win, making the score 2-0.

In the third game to the home of the Cavaliers, Durant's play was still the most stable presence on the team, and he delivered a team-high 31 points to help the Warriors make the score 3-0.

In the key fourth matchup, although the knight eventually pulled back, Durant's offensive end is still unstoppable, he shot 9 of 22, get as many as 16 free throws, and finally got the team's highest 35 points.

The G5 Durant and James continued to spike points, eventually, Durant shot 14 of 20, hitting a horrible 70%, with 39 points of data performance, successfully helping the Warrior's 4-1 championship.

In 5 games, Durant was able to get 30+ performances in each game, showing his horrible offensive strength. He got the first FMVP of his career with the data of 35.2 points, 8.2 rebound,s and 5.4 assists per game.

The next season, 2017-18, was still the familiar battle of riding the brave, this year's knights due to Irving's departure and the low state of Love, making the game even more lopsided, and finally the Warriors finished 4-0 sweep, achieving two consecutive titles.

Durant's play in this round can be described with the phrase "I haven't exerted myself, you're down". g3 Durant shot 15 of 23 from the field and got the highest 43 points of the game. In this round of the finals, Durant only this one got 30+performancese, after all, the team others play well, so there is no need for him to go all out.

Eventually, Durant contributed 28.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game, successfully reigning the FMVP trophy.

The following season, the Warriors suffered from a wave of injuries and eventually defeated the Raptors 2-4 in the finals, not to achieve the three-peat. Durant also chose to leave for the East after the season. Now the Bucks still have the Big Three configuration, their overall lineup strength is also very good, and in the new season, Durant still has the opportunity to continue to impact the finals.

Ninth place: Kobe

Finals games: 37 games

Finals 30+ games: 13 games

After Jordan announced his second retirement, the OK team began to emerge, and they used a wave of three consecutive titles to directly help the team re-establish the purple and gold dynasty. Only at this time, Kobe is not the absolute core of the team, O'Neal is the biggest killer of the Lakers.

Kobe's first 30+ in the finals occurred in the 2000-01 season G2 showdown, he shot 11 of 23 from the field and got the highest 31 points, helping the Lakers beat the 76ers by 9 points.

In the next G3, Kobe continued his excellent play, shooting 13 of 30 and scoring 32 points. Finally, in this season the Lakers easily defeated the 76ers led by Iverson 4-1 and successfully regained the championship.

In the 2001-02 season, the Lakers again made it to the finals, this time against the Kidd-led Nets. In Game 3 of the Finals, Kobe scored a game-high 36 points on 14-of-23 shooting with 60.9% shooting from the field. The Lakers swept the Nets 4-0 in the finals, and the great triple crown was achieved.

In the 2003-04 season, the Lakers returned to the finals after a year, and the F4 group faced the Pistons. 14 of 27 shots from Kobe in the G2 game contributed a game-high 33 points, helping the Lakers get the final victory.

Although the lineup is luxurious enough, the on and Malone are already at the end of their careers, the Lakers still 1-4 defeat the Pistons, not able to win the championship again.

After the Lakers officially opened the road to reconstruction, O'Neal chose to join the Heat, the team entered the Kobe single-core team period. After ushering in Gasol as a helper, the Lakers finally returned to the Finals stage in the 2007-08 season, they faced the Celtics triumvirate just formed this season, the familiar purple and gold battle of the Green Army once again.

In the G2 game, Kobe shot 11 of 23 and scored a game-high 30 points, but the Lakers were still defeated by six points. g3 when the whole team was almost very low, Kobe once again stood out, he shot 12 of 20 and contributed a game-high 36 points to defend the dignity of the home court.

The Lakers eventually defeated the Celtics 2-4 and were not able to get the final championship.

The following season, the Lakers made a comeback and once again managed to kill their way to the finals, this time they faced the Howard-led Magic.

Kobe played a great game in G1, shooting 16 of 34, scoring a game-high 40 points, and, helping the Lakers beat their opponents by 25 points. After that, G3, G,4, and G5, Kobe scored 31, 32, and 30 points respectively, and finally, the Lakers beat the Magic 4-1, holding the championship trophy again.

In the 2009-10 season finals, the Lakers and Celtics once again played a big battle. g1, Kobe shot 10 of 22 and scored 30 points, helping the team to win the opening game at home.

G4, Kobe shot 10 of 22 and scored a game-high 33 points. In the key battle of Tennant Hill, Kobe shot 13 out of 27 and got 38 points.

In the end, the Lakers successfully achieved revenge against the Celtics, beating their opponents 4-3 and successfully getting two consecutive titles. Kobe also got his second FMVP trophy.

Eighth place: Bob Pettit

Finals games: 25

30+ Finals games: 14

Pettitte joined the Milwaukee Hawks as the top pick in the 1954 draft. He was a very good scorer throughout his career, and he helped the team win the championship in the 1957-58 season.

Throughout his career, Pettitte had two MVPs, 11 All-Star team selections, four All-Star MVPs, and 10 best defensive showings.

Eighth place: Stephen Curry

Finals games: 34

30+ Finals games: 14

In just-intended last season, Curry finally got his first Finals MVP. two years of Curry's offensive end showed strong personal strength, if not for his steady play, this year's Warriors are afraid there is no way to complete the top again.

The new season of the warriors still has a very strong lineup system, and with the return of Klay state, plus the return of Wiseman from injury. The Warriors will still be a strong contender for the championship in the next few years if Curry can continue to kill the stage to the finals. He is very hopeful that he can break James' current record of 30+ finals games and become the first person in active service.

Sixth place: Jabbar, O'Neal

Finals games: 56 games, 30 games

Finals 30+ games: 16 games

Both are famous players in the history of the Lakers, Jabbar still holds the NBA's all-time scoring record. O'Neal naturally does not have to say much, he was in the Lakers during the three consecutive championships completely one person ruled the interior, almost every game can get 30 + data, is the team won the championship of the first merit.

Fourth place: Elgin Baylor

Finals games: 44 games

30+ games in the finals: 19

Baylor was a first-round pick in 1958, but despite reaching the finals several times in his career, he was never able to win against the powerful Celtics. The Lakers got the championship after he announced his retirement after a serious injury, and because Baylor played a few games this season, he ended up getting a championship ring, which also left no regrets in his career.

Third place: James

Finals games: 55 games

Finals 30+ games: 22 games

James is the most active Finals 30+ player, but on the first Finals trip, facing the GDP-led Spurs. James in this group of defensive tough guards, there is not much room to play, just two games to get 25 points of data, the final knight is also 0-4 badly swept.

James' second trip to the finals happened after joining the Heat, the first season of the Big Three formed they killed the finals. It is a pity that the game James and Bosh both play is unstable, James is also 30+ data are not played out, the final Heat 2-4 defeat Mavericks, by the Novelty completed the revenge.

The next season, the Heat once again killed the finals. This time James was very stable, able to contribute a good scoring performance in every game, and contributed 30 and 32 points in the first two games, and finally the Heat beat the young Thunder 4-1 to get the championship.

In the 2012-13 season, James once again met the Spurs in the finals. in the G4 game, James shot 15 of 25 and scored a game-high 33 points. in G6, in addition to Ray Allen's team-saving three points, James also played a key role, contributing 32 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists to the triple-double data.

In the seventh duel of the finals, James continued his good personal state, he shot 12 of 23 and cut 37 points. The Heat eventually defeated the Spurs 4-3 in a thrilling game, getting two consecutive titles.

After James returned to the knight, the league opened up a few years of riding the war of courage, James 30 + games are completed during this period, only to face the complete body of the warriors, James really can not help, just from the warriors took away a championship trophy.

Second place: Jordan

Finals games: 35 games

Finals 30+ games: 23

Jordan would have had more than 30+ games if he hadn't chosen to retire at the top of his game. One of the greatest players in NBA history was completely unstoppable in the game, and the two triple titles are proof of his powerful dominance.

List of Jordan's 30+ Finals performances.

1990-91 season (G1: 36 points, G2: 33 points, G5: 30 points)

1991-92 season (G1: 39 points, G2: 39 points, G4: 32 points, G5: 46 points, G6: 33 points)

1992-93 season (G1: 31 points, G2: 42 points, G3: 44 points, G4: 55 points, G5: 41 points, G6: 33 points)

1995-96 season (G3: 36 points)

1996-97 season (G1: 31 points, G2: 38 points, G5: 38 points, G6: 39 points)

1997-98 season (G1: 33 points, G2: 37 points, G4: 34 points, G6: 45 points)

First place: West

Finals games: 55

Number of 30+ games in the Finals: 31

West was the top draft pick in 1960, in his peak period, and at the same time is met with the most peak Celtics. So many times to kill to the finals West and the Lakers, and finally brought the team a championship trophy.

And after retirement, West became the team's manager, many times to complete the wonderful operation, and helping several teams build a luxury lineup enough to compete for the championship.


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milton ricarda

The world doesn't care about your self-esteem, it only cares about what you do to get results and then stress about how you feel.

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