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NBA Playoffs 2019: Every 3OT and 4OT game in NBA postseason history

The Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets went to four overtimes in Game 3 of their Western Conference Semifinals series, just the second quadruple overtime game in NBA postseason history.

To find the last time two teams played four overtimes, you have to go all the way back to 1953 when the Boston Celtics beat the Syracuse Nationals in the Eastern Division Semifinals. Bob Cousy scored 50 points in 66 minutes in the win while Red Rocha and Paul Seymour each played 67 minutes for the Nationals, the most minutes ever played in a playoff game.

This was also the eighth triple overtime game in NBA postseason history.

Here are all of them.

May 3, 2019

  • Portland Trail Blazers def. Denver Nuggets, 140-137
  • 4 overtimes
  • Game 3 of Conference Semifinals
  • Leading scorer: CJ McCollum (POR) - 41 points
  • Most minutes played: Nikola Jokic (DEN) - 64:58

April 27, 2013

  • Chicago Bulls def. Brooklyn Nets, 142-134
  • 3 overtimes
  • Game 4 of 1st Round
  • Leading scorer: Nate Robinson (CHI) - 34 points
  • Most minutes played: Kirk Hinrich (CHI) - 59:36

May 9, 2011

April 30, 2009

  • Chicago Bulls def. Boston Celtics, 128-127
  • 3 overtimes
  • Game 6 of 1st Round
  • Leading scorer: Ray Allen (BOS) - 51 points
  • Most minutes played: John Salmons (CHI) - 59:56

May 14, 2004

  • New Jersey Nets def. Detroit Pistons, 127-120
  • 3 overtimes
  • Game 5 of Conference Semifinals
  • Leading scorer: Chauncey Billups (DET), Richard Jefferson (NJN) - 31 (tie)
  • Most minutes played: Jason Kidd (NJN) - 57

June 13, 1993

  • Phoenix Suns def. Chicago Bulls, 129-121
  • 3 overtimes
  • Game 3 of NBA Finals
  • Leading scorer: Michael Jordan (CHI) - 44 points
  • Most minutes played: Kevin Johnson (PHO) - 62

June 4, 1976

  • Boston Celtics def. Phoenix Suns, 128-126
  • 3 overtimes
  • Game 5 of NBA Finals
  • Leading scorer: Jo Jo White (BOS) - 33 points
  • Most minutes played: Gar Heard (PHO) - 61

March 21, 1953

  • Boston Celtics def. Syracuse Nationals, 111-105
  • 4 overtimes
  • Game 2 of Eastern Division Semifinals
  • Leading scorer: Bob Cousy (BOS) - 50 points
  • Most minutes played: Red Rocha (SYR), Paul Seymour (SYR) - 67 (tie)

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