Q:

What was the lowest-scoring basketball game?

A:

Quick Answer

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
What was the lowest-scoring basketball game?
Credit: Betsy Dupuis E+ Getty Images

Full Answer

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.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What is the lowest scoring game in NBA history?

    A:

    As of 2014, the lowest-scoring game in National Basketball Association (NBA) history was a contest with the final score of 19-18. The game took place in 1950 between the Minneapolis Lakers and the Fort Wayne Pistons.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What Is the lowest final score of a college basketball game?

    A:

    The lowest final score of a college basketball game was 20 to 16. The game was between Central Missouri State University and Loras College of Iowa in 1939. Central Missouri State University came away with the four-point victory.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the basketball scoring system?

    A:

    In the basketball scoring system, teams score two points for baskets made by players shooting within the three-point arc and three points for baskets made from beyond the three-point arc, according to Breakthrough Basketball. Fouled players are awarded two or three uncontested one-point shots from the free-throw line, depending on the player's location when the foul was committed.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long does a basketball game last?

    A:

    A professional basketball game in the National Basketball Association (NBA) consists of four quarters of 12 minutes each, making the game last for 48 minutes. College basketball consists of two halves of 20 minutes each, with a 40 minute game overall.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore