1990: Scott Skiles sets NBA record for assists in one game


In 1990, Orlando Magic point guard Scott Skiles set a record for assists in a single game, dishing out 30 passes to his teammates, beating the visiting Denver Nuggets.

Skiles spent 10 years in the NBA as a player, and is mostly remembered for his time in Orlando Magic, where he played 5 seasons. In 600 NBA games (371 started), he averaged 11.1 ppg, 6.5 apg, shooting nearly 89 percent from freethrow line, in 28 minutes per game.

In 90-91 season with the Magic, Skiles averaged 17.2 ppg and 8.4 apg as teams starting point guard. In 92-93 season he set a personal record, averaging 9.4 assists per game in the regular season.

On December 30, 1990, Skiles racked up 30 assists in Orlando’s 155-116 victory over the Denver Nuggets at Orlando Arena, breaking Kevin Porter’s NBA single-game assists record (29).

Skiles also won the NBA Most Improved Player award that season. Below is a recorded video of Skiles dishing out those 30 assists at home, against the Denver Nuggets. As a player, Skiles scored a total of 6652 points and handed out 3881 assists.

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