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The 2018 Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are already over, as the Warriors swept the Cavs 4-0. In this series, LeBron James scored 51 points in the first game, while Kevin Durant made 43 points in game 3. But who are the players with the most points in a single game in the Finals?

5. LeBron James – 51 points

Though LeBron had a great performance in game 1 of the series, the Cavs still lost the game.

4. Jerry West – 53 points

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In 1969, Jerry West was playing in the Finals with his Lakers against the Boston Celtics. His team won that game, but eventually lost the series and the championship. West did end up being chosen as the Finals MVP. That was the first, and only, time that a player of the losing team got that award.

3. Michael Jordan – 55 points

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Jordan has had a lot of high scoring games in the playoffs, as he has the record for most points in any playoff game with 63 points. In total, he has scored more than 50 points in eight different games in the playoffs. In the 1993 Finales against the Phoenix Suns, Jordan managed to set his Finals record at 55 points.

2. Rick Barry – 55 points

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Barry played with the San Francisco Warriors against the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1967 Finals. With the help of Barry, they won that game, but the Warriors ended up losing the series 4-2.

1. Elgin Baylor – 61 points

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Baylor set the record for most points in a single Finals game during the 1962 Finals against the Boston Celtics. The Los Angeles Lakers eventually lost the series 4-3, but it was only the second time in history a Finals series was decided by overtime in game 7.

Photo: USA Today Sports

The 2018 Finals between the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers are already over, as the Warriors swept the Cavs 4-0. In this series, LeBron James scored 51 points in the first game, while Kevin Durant made 43 points in game 3. But who are the players with the most points in a single game in the Finals?

5. LeBron James – 51 points

Though LeBron had a great performance in game 1 of the series, the Cavs still lost the game.

4. Jerry West – 53 points

Photo: NBA.com

In 1969, Jerry West was playing in the Finals with his Lakers against the Boston Celtics. His team won that game, but eventually lost the series and the championship. West did end up being chosen as the Finals MVP. That was the first, and only, time that a player of the losing team got that award.

3. Michael Jordan – 55 points

Photo: USA TODAY Sports

Jordan has had a lot of high scoring games in the playoffs, as he has the record for most points in any playoff game with 63 points. In total, he has scored more than 50 points in eight different games in the playoffs. In the 1993 Finales against the Phoenix Suns, Jordan managed to set his Finals record at 55 points.

2. Rick Barry – 55 points

Photo: NBA.com

Barry played with the San Francisco Warriors against the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1967 Finals. With the help of Barry, they won that game, but the Warriors ended up losing the series 4-2.

1. Elgin Baylor – 61 points

Photo: NBA.com

Baylor set the record for most points in a single Finals game during the 1962 Finals against the Boston Celtics. The Los Angeles Lakers eventually lost the series 4-3, but it was only the second time in history a Finals series was decided by overtime in game 7.

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