What is the highest-scoring pro basketball game to date? July 8, 2020March 14, 2012 by Pamela Landy The highest-scoring pro basketball game was a 1983 game in which the Detroit Pistons beat the Denver Nuggets, 186-183. Related Answers Was Wilt Chamberlain the first pro basketball player over seven feet tall? Which ice hockey player holds the lifetime record for scoring goals? What is the longest pro football game on record? Who won the U.S. vs U.S.S.R. Olympic basketball final in 1972? What is the highest natural elevation in the New York metropolitan area? Where was James Naismith teaching when he invented basketball?