That got us to wondering what are some of the most bizarre record in the NBA books?
I took a look at the Play Index at basketball-reference to look up some of the strangest games by teams and individuals in recent history.
Here are some of the weirdest games since 1985.
In a game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Atlanta Hawks on April 6, 1987, the Cavaliers went to the charity stripe 59 times, made 51 of their free throws—and lost. The Hawks were only 16-of-19 form the stripe.
The disparity of 35 made free throws is the largest by a team in a losing effort—or overcome in a winning effort, depending on your allegiances.
The Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls might have a rivalry brewing now but following the Michael Jordan years, there were some pretty lean times. Perhaps the leanest came against the Heat in a game on April 10, 1999. The Bulls managed to score 59 points in the entire game.
In fact, it could have been worse were it not for a walloping 16-point fourth quarter!
Kendall Gill was an absolute thief in a game on April 3, 1999. He swiped 11 balls in that game, the most in the Play Index records. Gill got the triple-double the hard way, adding 15 points and 10 boards.
Alonzo Mourning nearly had a triple-double in the same game, going for 27 points, 10 boards and nine blocks.
On January 4, 1995, Gary Payton had the perfect game. Payton was 14-of-14 from the field, hit his only three-point attempt and hit on all three of his free-throw attempts. It's the most field goals without a miss in a game since 1985.