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Every quadruple-overtime game throughout NBA history

Trae Young and Lauri Markkanen
Trae Young and Lauri Markkanen (Getty Images)

The Chicago Bulls beat the Atlanta Hawks in a 168-161 quadruple-overtime thriller at the State Farm Arena, one of only sixteen games to go into quadruple-overtime or more in NBA history.

In fact, the Hawks have participated in three of the last four such games, including this most recent clash with the Bulls.

Here's a look at all the 16 quadruple-overtime games throughout NBA history...

Chicago Bulls 168, Atlanta Hawks 161 - Mar. 1, 2019

Bulls: Zach LaVine - 47 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, and 2 steals.

Hawks: Trae Young - 49 points, 16 assists, and 8 rebounds on 17-of-33 shooting.

Atlanta Hawks 142, New York Knicks 139 - Jan. 29, 2017

Hawks: Paul Millsap - 37 points, 19 rebounds, and 7 assists

Knicks: Carmelo Anthony - 45 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists

Detroit Pistons 147, Chicago Bulls 144 - Dec. 18, 2015

Pistons: Andre Drummond - 33 points, 21 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, and 2 blocks

Bulls: Pau Gasol - 30 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists, and 5 blocks

Atlanta Hawks 139, Utah Jazz 133 - Mar. 25, 2012

Hawks: Zaza Pachulia - 15 points, 20 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 2 assists

Jazz: Al Jefferson - 28 points, 17 rebounds, and 3 blocks

Phoenix Suns 140, Portland Trail Blazers 139 - Nov. 14, 1997

Suns: Danny Manning - 35 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 assists on 14-of-21 shooting

Blazers: Brian Grant - 34 points, 17 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals on 13-of-19 shooting

Milwaukee Bucks 155, Seattle Supersonics 154 - Nov. 9, 1989 [5OT]

Bucks: Alvin Robertson - 28 points, 7 rebounds, 7 steals, 5 assists, and 2 blocks; Ricky Pierce - 36 points on 14-of-21 shooting

Supersonics: Dale Ellis - 53 points; Xavier McDaniel - 37 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists

Golden State Warriors 150, New Jersey Nets 147 - Feb. 1, 1987

Warriors: Joe Barry Carroll - 43 points, 24 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 blocks, and 3 steals

Nets: Orlando Woolridge - 24 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals; Buck Williams - 18 points, 27 rebounds

Chicago Bulls 156, Portland Trail Blazers 155 - Mar. 16, 1984

Bulls: Dave Greenwood - 26 points, 12 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals

Blazers: Mychal Thompson - 13 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, and 5 blocks; Jim Paxson - 41 points

Atlanta Hawks 127, Seattle Supersonics 122 - Feb. 19, 1982

Hawks: Eddie Johnson - 34 points, 8 assists, and 7 rebounds

Supersonics: Jack Sikma - 22 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals

Cleveland Cavaliers 154, Los Angeles Lakers 153 - Jan. 29, 1980

Cavaliers: Randy Smith - 31 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals

Lakers: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - 42 points, 17 rebounds, 8 blocks, and 7 assists

Portland Trail Blazers 131, Cleveland Cavaliers 129 - Oct. 18, 1974

Blazers: Bill Walton - 18 points, 24 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 blocks, and 2 steals

Cavaliers: Jim Chones - 18 points, 19 rebounds, and 3 assists.


There were five more games that went intro quadruple overtime or more prior to 1953, though complete box scores are not available for these games.

Boston Celtics 111, Syracuse Nationals 105 - Mar. 21, 1953

Rochester Royals 99, Indianapolis Olympians 96 - Nov. 8, 1952

Rochester Royals 102, New York Knicks 92 - Jan. 23, 1951

Rochester Royals 99, Indianapolis Olympians 96 - Jan. 6, 1951 [6OT]

Syracuse Nationals 125, Anderson Packers 123 - Nov. 24, 1951 [5OT]

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