As of 2014, the lowest-scoring basketball game in professional basketball history was the Fort Wayne Pistons' 19-18 victory over the Minneapolis Lakers on Nov. 22, 1950. The lowest-scoring game since the creation of the 24-second shot clock was the Boston Celtics 62-57 victory over the Milwaukee Hawks.Know More
The Pistons stalled throughout their win over the Lakers, holding the ball for as long as possible to keep the Lakers from having chances to score. In the second half, the Lakers used the same strategy, and both teams held onto the ball for minutes at a time. The 24-second shot clock was created so teams could no longer stall and to keep the game exciting for fans.