League-wide shooting was on a steady upward trajectory from 1958 to 1985. After a blip in the early '90s efficiency peaked in 1995 thanks to the shortened three-point line. How should we compare players from radically different playing environments?
'Points Above Average' combines scoring with shooting efficiency and adjusts for era. This metric shows Jerry West shining through the poor shooting 1960's and Stephen Curry producing at historic levels despite the high octane offensive game of today.
The list below shows the highest Total 'Points Above Average' during a single NBA playoff season going back to 1950...
Top Scoring Performances
All-Time, Single NBA Playoffs
|Playoffs||Team||NBA AVG.||SHOOTING+||ABOVE AVG.|