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The highest-scoring game in NBA history celebrates its 30th birthday (Video)

Kelly Dwyer
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Dan Issel was Denver's third leading scorer with only 28 points in the loss (Getty Images)

It was on this date 30 years ago that the Detroit Pistons and Denver Nuggets played in the highest-scoring NBA game of all time. The Pistons took that contest in triple-overtime by a 186-184 score, totals that were propped up by Denver's outrageously-paced offensive attack. The Doug Moe-coached squad led the NBA with 110 possessions per game that year. By comparison, this year's fastest squad (the Philadelphia 76ers) average 99 possessions a contest.

The Detroit News has a nice feature on the game, and we thought it best to provide two YouTube clips to watch in case you get snowed in on Friday night:

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Kelly Dwyer is an editor for Ball Don't Lie on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at KDonhoops@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter!

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