Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade and the Top 20 Playoff Performances (Points) in NBA History

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki 2011 NBA Finals

Dwyane Wade and Dirk Nowitzki, 2011 NBA Finals (Getty)

Dirk Nowitzki, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have scored a total of 561, 498 and 476 points this postseason (through Game 5 of the 2011 NBA Finals).

Those are some high totals, especially considering we may see a seven-game series here.  Dirk will make this list again and possibly Dwyane: the top 20 playoff performances, in terms of points, in NBA history.  Thanks to basketball-reference.com, my source.

Nowitzki and Wade are already on the list – they netted 620 and 654 points respectively in the 2006 NBA Finals.

1. Michael Jordan 759 1992 Chicago Bulls Finals MVP
2. Hakeem Olajuwon 725 1995 Houston Rockets Finals MVP
3. Allen Iverson 723 2001 Philadelphia 76ers Shaquille O’Neal was Finals MVP
4. Shaquille O’Neal 707 2000 Los Angeles Lakers Finals MVP
5. Kobe Bryant 695 2009 Los Angeles Lakers Finals MVP
6. Michael Jordan 680 1998 Chicago Bulls Finals MVP
7. Kobe Bryant 671 2010 Los Angeles Lakers Finals MVP
8. Michael Jordan 666 1993 Chicago Bulls Finals MVP
9. Hakeem Olajuwon 664 1994 Houston Rockets Finals MVP
10. Dwyane Wade 654 2006 Miami Heat Finals MVP
11. Charles Barkley 638 1993 Phoenix Suns Michael Jordan was Finals MVP
12. Kobe Bryant 633 2008 Los Angeles Lakers Paul Pierce was Finals MVP
13. Larry Bird 632 1984 Boston Celtics Finals MVP
14. Larry Bird 622 1987 Boston Celtics Magic Johnson was Finals MVP
15. Dirk Nowitzki 620 2006 Dallas Mavericks Dwyane Wade was Finals MVP
16. Tim Duncan 593 2003 San Antonio Spurs Finals MVP
17. Michael Jordan 591 1989 Chicago Bulls Joe Dumars was Finals MVP
18. Michael Jordan 590 1997 Chicago Bulls Finals MVP
19. Michael Jordan 587 1990 Chicago Bulls Isiah Thomas was Finals MVP
20. Moses Malone 562 1981 Houston Rockets Cedric Maxwell was Finals MVP
Jerry West 562 1970 Los Angeles Lakers Willis Reed was Finals MVP
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Posted on June 9, 2011, in NBA Basketball and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

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