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    This is a list of NBA free throw records held by individual players (regular season).

    Most Consecutive Free Throws Made

    97 – Micheal Williams (March 24, 1993 – Nov. 9, 1993)

    87 – Jose Calderon (April 11, 2008 – Jan. 30, 2009)

    81 – Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (March 15, 1993 – Nov. 16, 1993)

    78 – Calvin Murphy (Dec. 27, 1980 – Feb. 28, 1981)

    77 – Mark Price (Feb. 5, 1993- April 2, 1993)

    Most Career Free Throws Made

    9,787 – Karl Malone

    8,531 – Moses Malone

    7,932 – Kobe Bryant (as of the conclusion of 2012-13 regular season)

    7,694 – Oscar Robertson

    7,327 – Michael Jordan

    Highest Career Free Throw Percentage

    90.4 – Steve Nash

    90.4 – Mark Price

    90.0 – Rick Barry

    89.5 – Peja Stojakovic

    Most Free Throws Made in a Season

    840 – Jerry West (1965-66)

    835 – Wilt Chamberlain (1961-62)

    833- Michael Jordan (1986-87)

    Best Free Throw Percentage in a Season

    .9805 – Jose Calderon (2008-09)

    .9581 – Calvin Murphy (1980-81)

    .9563 – Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (1993-94)

    Most Free Throws Made in one Quarter

    16 – Vince Carter (Dec. 23, 2005 against Miami Heat)

    14 – Rick Barry (Dec. 6, 1966 against New York Knicks)

    (The record for 14 free throws in a quarter has been matched by a number of players in later years. Those players include Pete Maravich, Adrian Dantley, Michael Jordan twice and Johnny Newman)

    Most Free Throws Made in a Game

    28 – Wilt Chamberlain (March 2, 1962 against New York Knicks)

    28 – Adrian Dantley (Jan. 4, 1984 against Houston Rockets)

    26 – Michael Jordan (Feb. 26, 1987 against New Jersey Nets)

    Most Free Throws Attempted in a Game

    39 – Dwight Howard (Jan. 12, 2012 against Golden State Warriors)

    39 – Dwight Howard (March 12, 2013 against Orlando Magic)

    34 – Wilt Chamberlain (Feb. 22, 1962 against St. Louis Hawks)

    Most Free Throws Made in a Row (one game)

    23 – Dominique Wilkins (Dec. 8, 1992 against Chicago Bulls)

    (The previous record for most consecutive free throws made was 19, set by Bob Pettit, Bill Cartwright and Adrian Dantley )

    Most Seasons Leading in Free Throws

    8 – Karl Malone (1988-89 to 1992-93 and 1996-97 to 1998-99)

    5 – Adrian Dantley (1977-78, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1983-84, 1985-86)

    4 – Oscar Robertson (1963-64, 1964-65, 1967-68, 1968-69)

    4 – Kevin Durant (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13)

    Most Consecutive Seasons Leading Free Throws

    5 – Karl Malone (1988-89 to 1992-93)

    4 – Kevin Durant (2009-10 to 2012-13, active)

    MISSED FREE THROWS

    Most Missed Free Throws in a Game

    22 – Wilt Chamberlain (Dec. 1, 1967 against Seattle SuperSonics)

    18 – Dwight Howard (Jan. 12, 2012 against Golden State Warriors)

    Most Free Throws Missed in a Season

    578 – Wilt Chamberlain (1967-68 season)

    528 – Wilt Chamberlain (1961-62 season)

    Most Free Throws Missed in Career

    5,805 – Wilt Chamberlain

    5, 317 – Shaquille O’Neal

    3,401 – Karl Malone

    Worst Career Free Throw Percentage

    41.7 – Ben Wallace

    45.8 – Chris Dudley




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