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Top 10 Biggest Blowouts in NBA History

Kyrie Irving
Credit: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Losing a game is already disappointing, but being blown out makes the loss even more painful.

For example, in the 2016-2017 NBA Playoffs, every team besides the Cleveland Cavaliers was blown away by the Golden State Warriors. The Portland Trailblazers, Utah Jazz, and San Antonio Spurs lost 0-4 against the Warriors while the Cavaliers lost 1-4.

In terms of an individual game, a blowout, in my opinion, is when a team loses a game by more than twenty or more points. However, there have been instances where teams have lost by thirty, forty, even FIFTY points!

This year, THREE teams lost a game by FIFTY or more points!

  • May 1st, 2021: Indiana Pacers vs. Oklahoma City Thunder - 152-95 (57 Points)

  • April 2nd, 2021: Toronto Raptors vs. Golden State Warriors - 130-77 (53 Points)

  • December 27th, 2020: Dallas Mavericks vs. Los Angeles Clippers - 124-73 (51 Points)

What's insane is that there are actually A LOT of games with an EVEN HIGHER margin of victory! Today, we'll be going over ten of the biggest blowouts in NBA history!

If you're only interested in THE biggest blowout in NBA history, the biggest blowout in NBA history was on December 17th, 1991, between the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat lost 80-148, a 68 POINT MARGIN OF VICTORY!

If the Cavaliers scored twelve more points, they would have won by twice the amount of points the Heat had!

However, if you are interested in learning more about each blowout and player stats, you should continue reading!


Table of Contents:

  1. 55 Points (Two Teams)

  2. 56 Points (Six Teams)

  3. 57 Points (One Team)

  4. 58 Points (Four Teams)

  5. 59 Points (Two Teams)

  6. 61 Points (One Team)

  7. 62 Points (Two Teams)