I only included players who have had multiple 40 point games. I was surprised that Lebron already has 9, he's surprisingly close to Shaq and Kobe already.
Note: Iverson isn't active anymore, but he had 10 of them.
Edit: Updated after the 2011 playoffs. Shaq is no longer active and finished his career with 12 40+ point playoff games in 216 playoff games. Durant had 3 during last year's playoffs, Dirk had 2 and Melo, Dwight, Rose and Westbrook each had 1.
Last edited by ShaqAttack3234 : 06-19-2011 at 09:03 AM.
But I'd suggest including the amount of playoff games played.
Good idea, I added games played
Originally Posted by Hulk Hogan
Exactly, this is the reason Kobe doesn't have more, he was sharing usage with Shaq!
Possible considering only 3 of his 40+ playoff games came with Shaq. Then again, it's also possible that he wouldn't have played nearly as many playoff games, so possibly less opportunities for that reason.
Originally Posted by jlauber
BTW, how many of them came from 00-02?
Last edited by ShaqAttack3234 : 01-29-2011 at 01:42 AM.
10 in a three year span in which he was arguably as great as any player who ever played. And three straight titles, including a 15-1 playoff record in '01. I have long maintained that his "Three-peat" Finals were quite possibly the greatest Finals ever played.