Wilt Chamberlain had the most games with 40+ points, with 271 games.

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most 40 point games by an nba player
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most 40 or more point regular-season games by an NBA player
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NAMEGPPTSMPGPPGRPGAPGSPGBPGTPGFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%MINREBASTSTLBLKTOVPF+/-
Wilt ChamberlainWilt Chamberlain27113,45849.725.720.337.454.29.216.157.06,968500
Michael JordanMichael Jordan1737,81341.445.26.55.12.81.12.716.929.557.20.71.935.010.812.586.27,1571,116886489192472494+232
Kobe BryantKobe Bryant1225,50142.845.16.14.21.80.63.215.430.151.12.96.643.811.413.385.75,21874151221474396334+759
James HardenJames Harden1014,58439.645.47.58.22.20.74.913.326.450.45.612.843.613.215.088.14,00375782422075497308+965
Elgin BaylorElgin Baylor883,99545.417.111.213.980.5309
Allen IversonAllen Iverson793,50744.944.44.36.32.30.23.715.530.551.02.05.040.611.313.683.43,54633949418514294177+443
Oscar RobertsonOscar Robertson773,28842.79.310.915.012.714.488.2718836268
Kareem Abdul-JabbarKareem Abdul-Jabbar703,07343.916.14.23.617.70.00.08.511.673.81,12629589
Rick BarryRick Barry703,16542.845.28.35.32.93.217.533.352.510.211.390.32,99957837410019230
George GervinGeorge Gervin682,98240.043.95.02.91.30.917.228.959.40.30.935.89.210.885.12,7223421959161185
LeBron JamesLeBron James662,94142.544.68.57.21.90.93.715.726.958.43.57.149.19.612.378.42,80556047512562247133+530
Jerry WestJerry West662,89143.815.812.214.484.8
Kevin DurantKevin Durant582,51742.043.48.54.41.21.23.614.425.656.43.77.748.110.812.188.92,4364922546867211136+330
Bob McAdooBob McAdoo582,51843.415.517.028.360.09.512.079.1899
Dominique WilkinsDominique Wilkins562,49341.044.57.73.01.90.73.016.429.156.31.22.450.010.612.386.22,29642916610539167108
Stephen CurryStephen Curry532,39436.545.25.45.81.50.33.614.725.258.18.715.257.37.17.792.91,9362873077717189113+734
Adrian DantleyAdrian Dantley522,27142.143.77.14.50.115.823.766.50.012.214.484.62,1883692364171
Russell WestbrookRussell Westbrook502,21239.044.29.88.31.60.35.015.530.151.63.17.840.210.112.282.61,9494914177815251141+74
Shaquille O'NealShaquille O'Neal492,10240.642.913.62.50.82.22.716.925.666.10.00.00.09.115.260.11,99166812241108132145+319
Larry BirdLarry Bird472,07742.544.210.76.21.917.228.560.31.53.444.18.38.993.11,99650429387117
Bob PettitBob Pettit472,07544.116.111.914.681.6159
Tracy McGradyTracy McGrady451,98741.844.27.75.11.70.92.915.729.553.43.57.447.19.211.977.41,880347228784112988+219
Bernard KingBernard King452,00341.444.57.93.617.027.861.30.10.428.610.313.377.51,862357164152
Karl MaloneKarl Malone441,89441.243.011.93.11.51.13.715.523.864.90.10.323.112.015.179.81,8135241386650161148+103
Damian LillardDamian Lillard391,78639.845.84.87.91.30.32.514.626.255.66.512.751.610.111.092.31,55418630951139774+285