The highest number of points scored by an NBA basketball player in an NBA game is 100 points by Wilt Chaimberlain. The second most scored points in the NBA is by Kobe Bryant, at 81 points in a game. The third most scored points in a game, is again by Wilt at 79 points.
The most points scored in a game by an NBA team is 186 by the Detroit Pistons in a game against the Denver Nuggets in 1983. The Pistons won 186-184 in three overtimes. The 370 total points is also an NBA record for most points scored by both teams in one game.
Wilt Chamberlain holds the record for most points scored in an NBA game. On March 2, 1962, he scored 100 points for the Philadelphia Warriors against the New York Knicks. Well actually he scored 100 but then he scored 101 later in his career.
The Pistons scored 186 points, the most points in NBA history, in a triple overtime game against the Denver Nuggets in 1983. The most points scored in regulation was 173 by the Boston Celtics in 1950 and the Phoenix Suns in 1990.