The largest margin of victory ever recorded in an NBA Playoff game is 68 points, achieved by the Los Angeles Lakers in a game against the Denver Nuggets on April 29, 1985. The Lakers won the game by a final score of 126-58. This game stands as the most lopsided victory in the history of the NBA Playoffs.
The Lakers took control of the game in the first quarter and never looked back. They outscored the Nuggets by a score of 40-20 in the first quarter and increased their advantage in the second quarter, leading 61-35 at the half. The Lakers continued to pour it on in the second half, outscoring the Nuggets by a score of 65-23 in the second half.
The Lakers dominated every aspect of the game, outshooting the Nuggets 52.5% to 33.3%, out-rebounding them 58-33, and committing fewer turnovers (12). Eight Lakers players scored in double figures, led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 25 points.
The victory marked the tenth time in franchise history that the Lakers had won a playoff game by more than 20 points and the first time since 1982. It was also the first time in NBA Playoff history that a team had scored more than 120 points and held their opponent under 60 points.
The Lakers went on to win the series 4-2 and advanced to the NBA Finals, where they won their 10th championship in franchise history. The historic victory by the Lakers stands as the largest margin of victory ever recorded in an NBA Playoff game.