Single-Game Scoring Record Holders for U.S. Professional Basketball Franchises

American Basketball League

(1961-1962)
A.B.L.
Chicago Majors
   35 pts Kelly Coleman Chicago Majors at Los Angeles Jets, Oct. 30, 1961
   53 pts. Tony Jackson Chicago Majors 122-124 at Cleveland Pipers, Mar. 14, 1962 (12 3-pointers)
Cleveland Pipers
   23 pts. Johnny Cox Cleveland Pipers 82-87 at Pittsburgh Rens, Nov. 5, 1961
   35 pts. Roger Taylor Cleveland Pipers 110-105 at Kansas City Steers, Nov. 6, 1961
   38 pts. Rossie Johnson Cleveland Pipers at Los Angeles Jets, Nov. 14, 1961
   42 pts. Johnny Cox Cleveland Pipers 107-102 at Pittsburgh Rens, Dec. 10, 1961
   43 pts. Dick Barnett Cleveland Pipers 129-118 San Francisco Saints, at Pittsburgh, Feb. 8, 1962 3,917
   43 pts. Dick Barnett Cleveland Pipers 136-1372 O.T. v. Hawaii Chiefs, Feb. 12, 1962 6,050
Kansas City Steers
   33 pts. Bill Bridges Kansas City Steers at San Francisco Saints, Nov. 1, 1961
   35 pts. Bill Bridges Kansas City Steers 121-101 Hawaii Chiefs, Nov. 10, 1961
   48 pts. Bill Bridges Kansas City Steers 118-100 Cleveland Pipers, at Commack, N.Y., Jan. 16, 1962 1,600
   55 pts. Bill Bridges Kansas City Steers 125-103 Oakland Oaks, Dec. 9, 1962
Long Beach Chiefs
   20 pts. Jeff Cohen Hawaii Chiefs 91-76 at Washington Tapers, Nov. 7, 1961
   20 pts. George Price Hawaii Chiefs 91-92at Washington Tapers, Nov. 9, 1961
   26 pts. Frank Burgess Hawaii Chiefs 101-121 at Kansas City Steers, Nov. 10, 1961
   29 pts. Frank Burgess Hawaii Chiefs 99-100 at Pittsburgh Rens, Nov. 14, 1961
   32 pts. Frank Burgess Hawaii Chiefs 95-88 Chicago Majors, at Washington, Dec. 16, 1961 3,321
   42 pts. Bill Spivey Hawaii Chiefs v. Cleveland Pipers, at Honolulu, Jan. 25, 1962
   44 pts. Bill Spivey Hawaii Chiefs at Pittsburgh Rens, Feb. 15, 1962
Los Angeles Jets
   23 pts. George Yardley Los Angeles Jets at San Francisco Saints, Oct. 27, 1961
   29 pts. Hal Lear Los Angeles Jets v. Chicago Majors, Oct. 30, 1961
   29 pts. Dan Swartz Los Angeles Jets 110-98 San Francisco Saints, Nov. 7, 1961
   31 pts. Dan Swartz Los Angeles Jets 121-106 at Kansas City Steers, Nov. 10, 1961
   41 pts. Dan Swartz Los Angeles Jets 142-119 at Chicago Majors, Nov. 21, 1961
Oakland Oaks
   26 pts. Mike Farmer San Francisco Saints v. Los Angeles Jets, Oct. 27, 1961
   30 pts. Whitey Bell San Francisco Saints v. Kansas City Steers, Nov. 1, 1961
   30 pts. Jim Francis San Francisco Saints at Chicago Majors, Nov. 17, 1961
   35 pts. John Berberich San Francisco Saints v. Pittsburgh Rens, at Steubenville, Oh., Nov. 20, 1961
   35 pts. Jim Francis San Francisco Saints v. Kansas City Steers, Jan. 1, 1962
   35 pts. Jim Francis San Francisco Saints 103-93 at Cleveland Pipers, Jan. 6, 1962
   35 pts. Jim Francis San Francisco Saints 128-119 Pittsburgh Rens, at Los Angeles, Jan. 9, 1962 2,100
   36 pts. Ken Sears San Francisco Saints 105-108 New York Tapers, Jan. 21, 1962 3,814
   36 pts. Jim Francis San Francisco Saints 126-123 Cleveland Pipers, at Sandusky, Oh., Feb. 6, 1962 att: 850
   36 pts. John Berberich San Francisco Saints 129-120 at New York Tapers, at Commack, N.Y., Feb. 13, 1961 att:764
Philadelphia Tapers
   17 pts. Tony Jackson Washington Tapers 65-64 v. Chicago Majors, Nov. 2, 1961
   22 pts. Sy Blye Washington Tapers 87-101 v. Chicago Majors, Nov. 4, 1961
   26 pts. Roger Kaiser Washington Tapers 91-96 Chicago Majors, at Lansing, Mich., Nov. 15, 1961 date?
   29 pts. Chuck Curtis Washington Tapers 119-110O.T. Hawaii Chiefs, Nov. 18, 1961
   51 pts. Roger Kaiser Washington Tapers 123-1173 O.T.s at Hawaii Chiefs, Dec. 4, 1961 Schofield Army Barracks
   35 pts. Roger Kaiser Washington Tapers 108-100 Cleveland Pipers, Dec. 15, 1961
   37 pts. Ron Zager New York Tapers 124-141 Cleveland Pipers, at Lorain, Oh., Jan. 9, 1962 2,114
   38 pts. Dan Swartz New York Tapers 107-124 at Pittsburgh Rens, Jan. 29, 1962 3,351
   40 pts. Dan Swartz New York Tapers 114-93 Pittsurgh Rens, at Commack, N.Y., Jan. 30, 1962 att: 300
   40 pts. Dan Swartz New York Tapers 123-119 San Francisco Saints, Feb. 10, 1962 3,166
A.B.L. Playoffs
   42 pts. Dan Swartz New York Tapers 125-116 Hawaii Chiefs, at Pittsburgh, Mar. 29, 1962 (1st Round) 3,453
Pittsburgh Rens
   22 pts. Connie Hawkins Pittsburgh Rens 87-82 Cleveland Pipers, Nov. 5, 1961
   34 pts. Connie Hawkins Pittsburgh Rens 97-109 Chicago Majors, at Washington, Nov. 9, 1961
   38 pts. Connie Hawkins Pittsburgh Rens 87-88 Cleveland Pipers, at Washington, Nov. 18, 1961
   40 pts. Connie Hawkins Pittsburgh Rens 117-132 at Cleveland Pipers, Dec. 23, 1961
   54 pts. Connie Hawkins Pittsburgh Rens 108-110 Cleveland Pipers, Jan. 15, 1962

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