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The big score

On a December night 22 years ago, the Pistons and Nuggets played the highest-scoring game in NBA history. Let's take a look back.

Updated: December 15, 2005, 7:42 PM ET
By Eric Neel | Page 2

Twenty-two years ago, on Dec. 13, 1983, the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets 186-184 in triple overtime. It was, and remains, the highest-scoring game in NBA history.

186-184. 370 total points.

The numbers don't seem real. They're not just out of the past, they're altogether alien. They simply don't compute. The 2005-06 Phoenix Suns, everybody's high-octane darlings, lead the league right now, averaging 103 points per game. The Portland Trail Blazers bring ...

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