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Which NBA Team has Scored the Most Points?

Ever wondered which teams in the NBA score at a prolific rate? Or which team has racked up the most points over their seasons?

We decided to crunch the numbers and find out the answer.

Using data from the 1990-2011 seasons we have 22 seasons of data to look at and found the following:

Which NBA Team Has Put Up The Most Points?


Phoenix Suns.

Since the 1990 season, the Suns have racked up a total of 184,016 points for an average of 8,364 points per season, which is almost 4,000 more points than the Golden State Warriors.

Here is the complete list of NBA teams and their point totals:
 

Team Seasons Points Points/Season
Phoenix Suns 22  184,016  8,364
Golden State Warriors 22  180,224  8,192
Los Angeles Lakers 22  179,162  8,144
Oklahoma City Thunder 22  177,903  8,087
Sacramento Kings 22  177,130  8,051
Denver Nuggets 22  176,700  8,032
Utah Jazz 22  175,772  7,990
Orlando Magic 22  175,144  7,961
Dallas Mavericks 22  174,994  7,954
Indiana Pacers 22  174,650  7,939
Boston Celtics 22  174,385  7,927
Portland Trail Blazers 22  173,356  7,880
Houston Rockets 22  173,336  7,879
San Antonio Spurs 22  173,322  7,878
Milwaukee Bucks 22  172,903  7,859
Washington Wizards 22  171,984  7,817
New Orleans Hornets 22  171,807  7,809
Chicago Bulls 22  171,399  7,791
Minnesota Timberwolves 22  170,950  7,770
Atlanta Hawks 22  170,865  7,767
Los Angeles Clippers 22  170,560  7,753
New York Knicks 22  170,559  7,753
Philadelphia 76ers 22  169,937  7,724
Brooklyn Nets 22  169,641  7,711
Miami Heat 22  169,349  7,698
Cleveland Cavaliers 22  169,120  7,687
Detroit Pistons 22  168,133  7,642
Toronto Raptors 17  129,691  7,629
Memphis Grizzlies 17  127,935  7,526
Charlotte Bobcats 8  60,455  7,557


Interesting Notes

  • Of the teams that have been around since 1990, the team with the fewest points scored is the Detroit Pistons who have racked up 168,133 points over 22 seasons, which equates to 7,642 points per season. This is over 15,000 less points than the Suns or roughly two seasons of points.
  • Of all active teams, on a per season basis, the Memphis Grizzlies have put up the fewest points with 7,526 points per season.

 

Top 3 Scoring Team By The Charts

The top 3 scoring teams are the:

  1. Phoenix Suns
  2. Golden State Warriors
  3. Los Angeles Lakers

We chart our their points on a per season basis:

 

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