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NBA All-Time Steals Leaders: Career Per Game Average in the Playoffs

List with the stats for the top 50 players with the best career steals per game average in the Playoffs in NBA history.

Notes: - These stats were updated on December 11, 2019
- Steals were not recorded until 1973-74.
- In this case, 'Playoffs' and 'Games' only include playoffs since 1974.
- This list includes players with a minimum of 25 games.

NBA All-Time Steals Leaders:
Career Per Game Average in the Playoffs - Top 50

Player
Steals Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
1. Baron Davis 2.28 114 7 50
2. Maurice Cheeks 2.22 295 13 133
3. Rick Barry 2.21 106 5 48
4. Chris Paul 2.18 222 11 102
5. Mookie Blaylock 2.15 116 8 54
6. Isiah Thomas 2.11 234 9 111
7. Michael Jordan 2.10 376 13 179
8. Allen Iverson 2.07 147 8 71
9. Sam Lacey 1.93 56 4 29
10. Clyde Drexler 1.92 278 15 145
11. Rajon Rondo 1.91 201 8 105
12. Jason Kidd 1.91 302 17 158
13. Scottie Pippen 1.90 395 16 208
14. Magic Johnson 1.88 358 13 190
15. Russell Westbrook 1.88 184 9 98
16. Penny Hardaway 1.86 119 8 64
17. John Stockton 1.86 338 19 182
18. Fat Lever 1.85 89 8 48
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Player
Steals Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
19. Larry Bird 1.80 296 12 164
20. James Harden 1.77 205 10 116
21. Gus Williams 1.76 174 10 99
22. LeBron James 1.75 419 13 239
23. Norm Van Lier 1.74 47 3 27
24. John Wall 1.73 64 4 37
25. Johnny Moore 1.71 70 5 41
26. Hakeem Olajuwon 1.69 245 15 145
27. Kawhi Leonard 1.68 187 7 111
28. Paul George 1.67 127 8 76
29. Julius Erving 1.67 235 11 141
30. Don Chaney 1.65 66 3 40
31. Larry Hughes 1.63 80 5 49
32. Stephen Curry 1.62 181 7 112
33. Kerry Kittles 1.61 87 4 54
34. Hersey Hawkins 1.61 119 8 74
Player
Steals Total
Steals
Playoffs Games
35. Doug Christie 1.60 93 7 58
36. Draymond Green 1.60 197 7 123
37. Otis Birdsong 1.60 56 7 35
38. Tim Hardaway 1.57 88 9 56
39. Charles Barkley 1.57 193 13 123
40. Bradley Beal 1.55 62 4 40
41. Calvin Murphy 1.55 79 6 51
42. Paul Pressey 1.55 116 9 75
43. Doc Rivers 1.54 125 10 81
44. Dwyane Wade 1.54 273 13 177
45. Metta World Peace 1.54 131 9 85
46. Darnell Valentine 1.54 40 4 26
47. Norm Nixon 1.53 89 6 58
48. Ben Wallace 1.53 199 8 130
49. Derek Harper 1.53 148 10 97
50. Jimmy Butler 1.49 82 7 55

* Players in bold played in the 2019 Playoffs

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