NBA Games with the Most Overtimes

This list shows the longest games in NBA history, including games with more overtimes in the Regular Season and the Playoffs.

Filter: Season - Playoffs - Finals - All
RS = Season / PL = Playoffs

Longest Games in NBA History
Regular Season and Playoffs

Overtimes
Game
Details
6 OT
1950-51 (RS) / Jan 6, 1951 / at Rochester
5 OT
1989-90 (RS) / Nov 9, 1989 / at Milwaukee
1949-50 (RS) / Nov 24, 1949 / at Syracuse
Overtimes
Game
Details
4 OT
2018-19 (PL) / May 3, 2019 / at Portland
Western Conference Semifinals
2018-19 (RS) / Mar 1, 2019 / at Atlanta
2016-17 (RS) / Jan 29, 2017 / at Atlanta
2015-16 (RS) / Dec 18, 2015 / at Chicago
2011-12 (RS) / Mar 25, 2012 / at Atlanta
1997-98 (RS) / Nov 14, 1997 / at Portland
1986-87 (RS) / Feb 1, 1987 / at Golden State
1983-84 (RS) / Mar 16, 1984 / at Portland
1981-82 (RS) / Feb 19, 1982 / at Seattle
1979-80 (RS) / Jan 29, 1980 / at Cleveland
1974-75 (RS) / Oct 18, 1974 / at Portland
1952-53 (PL) / Mar 21, 1953 / at Boston
Eastern Division Semifinals
1952-53 (RS) / Nov 8, 1952 / at Rochester
1950-51 (RS) / Jan 23, 1951 / at Rochester
Overtimes
Game
Details
3 OT
2018-19 (RS) / Feb 13, 2019 / at Cleveland
2018-19 (RS) / Dec 22, 2018 / at Washington
2017-18 (RS) / Dec 15, 2017 / at Philadelphia
2014-15 (RS) / Mar 20, 2015 / at Brooklyn
2014-15 (RS) / Dec 19, 2014 / at San Antonio
2014-15 (RS) / Dec 17, 2014 / at San Antonio
2014-15 (RS) / Nov 19, 2014 / at Brooklyn
2013-14 (RS) / Feb 27, 2014 / at Toronto
2013-14 (RS) / Jan 15, 2014 / at Orlando
2013-14 (RS) / Dec 2, 2013 / at Chicago
2012-13 (PL) / Apr 27, 2013 / at Chicago
Eastern Conference First Round
2012-13 (RS) / Feb 10, 2013 / at Boston
2012-13 (RS) / Nov 12, 2012 / at Toronto
2011-12 (RS) / Apr 16, 2012 / at Utah
2011-12 (RS) / Jan 5, 2012 / at Atlanta
2010-11 (PL) / May 9, 2011 / at Memphis
Western Conference Semifinals
2010-11 (RS) / Mar 22, 2011 / at Los Angeles
2010-11 (RS) / Mar 5, 2011 / at New Jersey
2010-11 (RS) / Dec 1, 2010 / at New Jersey
2009-10 (RS) / Jan 13, 2010 / at Houston
2008-09 (PL) / Apr 30, 2009 / at Chicago
Eastern Conference First Round
2008-09 (RS) / Mar 14, 2009 / at Miami
2008-09 (RS) / Jan 14, 2009 / at Golden State
2006-07 (RS) / Dec 29, 2006 / at Charlotte
2006-07 (RS) / Dec 27, 2006 / at New York
2006-07 (RS) / Nov 1, 2006 / at Memphis
2005-06 (RS) / Jan 13, 2006 / at Philadelphia
2005-06 (RS) / Jan 10, 2006 / at Denver
2005-06 (RS) / Jan 2, 2006 / at New York
2004-05 (RS) / Nov 23, 2004 / at Golden State
2003-04 (PL) / May 14, 2004 / at Detroit
Eastern Conference Semifinals
2003-04 (RS) / Feb 22, 2004 / at Houston
2000-01 (RS) / Mar 13, 2001 / at Houston
2000-01 (RS) / Feb 23, 2001 / at Toronto
2000-01 (RS) / Jan 9, 2001 / at Charlotte
1998-99 (RS) / Feb 17, 1999 / at Vancouver
1997-98 (RS) / Feb 27, 1998 / at Orlando
1997-98 (RS) / Dec 3, 1997 / at Detroit
1996-97 (RS) / Dec 11, 1996 / at Boston
1995-96 (RS) / Nov 15, 1995 / at Phoenix
1995-96 (RS) / Nov 8, 1995 / at Orlando
1992-93 (PL) / Jun 13, 1993 / at Chicago
Finals
1992-93 (RS) / Feb 14, 1993 / at Orlando
1992-93 (RS) / Nov 20, 1992 / at Philadelphia
1991-92 (RS) / Feb 3, 1992 / at Utah
1990-91 (RS) / Dec 1, 1990 / at Seattle
1989-90 (RS) / Dec 29, 1989 / at Dallas
1985-86 (RS) / Feb 22, 1986 / at Chicago
147
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138   3 OT
1985-86 (RS) / Oct 30, 1985 / at New Jersey
1984-85 (RS) / Nov 1, 1984 / at Phoenix
135
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132   3 OT
1983-84 (RS) / Mar 20, 1984 / at San Antonio
1983-84 (RS) / Dec 13, 1983 / at Denver
1981-82 (RS) / Mar 6, 1982 / at San Antonio
134
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128   3 OT
1979-80 (RS) / Mar 21, 1980 / at Chicago
152
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150   3 OT
1977-78 (RS) / Dec 16, 1977 / at Milwaukee
128
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126   3 OT
1975-76 (PL) / Jun 4, 1976 / at Boston
Finals
1975-76 (RS) / Nov 15, 1975 / at Philadelphia
1968-69 (RS) / Feb 2, 1969 / at Los Angeles
1961-62 (RS) / Dec 8, 1961 / at Philadelphia
1958-59 (RS) / Jan 8, 1959 / at Cincinnati
1958-59 (RS) / Dec 6, 1958 / neutral at St. Louis, MO
1955-56 (RS) / Dec 15, 1955 / at Syracuse
1954-55 (RS) / Feb 25, 1955 / at Philadelphia
1953-54 (RS) / Feb 22, 1954 / neutral at Waterville, ME
1953-54 (RS) / Jan 16, 1954 / at Rochester
1953-54 (RS) / Nov 14, 1953 / at Rochester
1952-53 (RS) / Mar 11, 1953 / neutral at Boston, MA
1952-53 (RS) / Feb 3, 1953 / at Indianapolis
1951-52 (RS) / Jan 17, 1952 / at Syracuse
1951-52 (RS) / Dec 26, 1951 / at Baltimore
1951-52 (RS) / Dec 22, 1951 / at Baltimore
1951-52 (RS) / Dec 21, 1951 / at Philadelphia
1949-50 (RS) / Nov 9, 1949 / neutral at Chicago, IL
1948-49 (RS) / Nov 4, 1948 / at Providence