How do you score 182 points and LOSE a game
Ooops actually it was against the Detroit Pistons
Beyond his sense of humor and sharp wit, a big part of Doug Moe's legacy as coach of the Denver Nuggets (1980-90) was that his teams always played an up-tempo, offensive-minded style of basketball. No single game proves this point better than the Pistons-Nuggets matchup on December 13, 1983, when the two teams played the highest-scoring game in NBA history.
DEC. 13, 1983
Highlights from the highest-scoring game ever:
On that night in Denver, the two clubs combined for 370 total points, as the Pistons won the triple-overtime game, 186-184.
Among the most interesting statistical feats: