Quiz: Can You Identify the NBA Players Who Hold These Single-Game Records?
Can You Identify the NBA Players Who Hold These Single-Game Records?
By: Gavin Thagard
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About This Quiz

It's Jan. 22, 2006, and the Los Angeles Lakers are going up against the Toronto Raptors. You turn on the game in the middle of the fourth quarter and hear the announcer say Kobe Bryant has scored over 70 points. Can he do it? Can the "Black Mamba" break the single-game scoring record? Who even holds the record? Do you know? Find out with this quiz!

There's something special about watching a player go for a record in an NBA game, especially when it's unexpected. Unlike in an NBA season, all of the action happens so quickly, within 48 minutes in fact, so fans don't have to wait weeks or months to see if the record will stand or pass on to a new player as events play out. It's thrilling and is what makes sports so compelling to watch. 

How well do you know the players throughout NBA history who sit at the top of these single-game record books? Some of these players were stars in the league, while others hold records that they'd rather get rid of. See if you know who they are!

If you're ready for a challenge, get started and try to have a record-setting performance on this quiz by getting a perfect score!

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