On this day twenty-nine years ago, the Denver Nuggets made history once again. Just one year and almost a month after setting the record for the most points scored in an NBA game, the Nuggets set, what was then the record for the most points scored in a non-overtime game in NBA history.
On January 11th, 1984 the Nuggets defeated the San Antonio Spurs 163-155. Kiki Vandewghe was the Nuggets leading scorer on the night with 50 points, going 21 of 30 from the field. Hall of Famer Alex English added 25 points. The Nuggets had seven players in double figures. Hall of Famer George Gervin led the Spurs with 38 points while John Lucas added 23. The Spurs also had seven players in double figures. The two teams had a combined 318 points.
The Nuggets and the Golden State Warriors went on to break that record by posting a combined 320 points without needing overtime. The Nuggets also share the record for the most points scored ever in an NBA game, combining for 370 with the Detroit Pistons inof triple overtime in 1983. Denver has been a part of four of the top seven highest scoring games.