John Stockton and Magic Johnson are tied for the most assists in a playoff game, with 24 assists.

record assist in a single nba playoff game
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5/17/1988Stockton5/15/1984Johnson4/29/2007Nash4/25/1996Stockton5/3/1985Johnson5/16/1988Rivers5/4/2018Rondo4/24/1992Stockton5/18/1991Johnson4/27/1991Johnson6/3/1984Johnson4/22/2011Rondo6/12/1991Johnson5/14/1991Hardaway5/28/1989Johnson5/31/1988Johnson5/21/1988Stockton6/4/1987Johnson5/16/1986Johnson4/27/1983Moore5/3/2010Rondo4/30/2009Rondo24242323232221212121212020202020202020201919
NAMEDATETMOPPASTMINPTSREBSTLBLKTOVFGMFGAFG%3PM3PA3P%FTMFTAFT%PF+/-
John StocktonJohn Stockton5/17/1988UTAUTA@LALLAL244823350381650.0007977.83
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson5/15/1984LALLALvsPHXPHX2438675242540.00022100.04
Steve NashSteve Nash4/29/2007PHXPHX@LALLAL233917121361540.01250.044100.03+17
John StocktonJohn Stockton4/25/1996UTAUTAvsPORPOR23411120012450.0007887.52
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson5/3/1985LALLAL@PORPOR234113710651050.0003475.02
Doc RiversDoc Rivers5/16/1988ATLATLvsBOSBOS223814430151241.72366.722100.03
Rajon RondoRajon Rondo5/4/2018NOPNOPvsGSWGSW213741010421118.2020.0002+23
John StocktonJohn Stockton4/24/1992UTAUTAvsLACLAC21391021013742.9004580.02
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson5/18/1991LALLAL@PORPOR21431562022825.0030.0111384.62
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson4/27/1991LALLALvsHOUHOU214513710351338.5030.03475.01
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson6/3/1984LALLALvsBOSBOS213914111124666.70061060.03
Rajon RondoRajon Rondo4/22/2011BOSBOS@NYKNYK2041151120451338.5005683.34+23
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson6/12/1991LALLALvsCHICHI2048161110641233.32633.366100.00
Tim HardawayTim Hardaway5/14/1991GSWGSW@LALLAL2051271521112250.01520.04666.73
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson5/28/1989LALLAL@PHXPHX204121631661154.51250.088100.02
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson5/31/1988LALLALvsDALDAL203515600371450.011100.0003
John StocktonJohn Stockton5/21/1988UTAUTA@LALLAL2048291505101566.71333.388100.02
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson6/4/1987LALLALvsBOSBOS2031225302101758.80022100.02
Magic JohnsonMagic Johnson5/16/1986LALLAL@HOUHOU204517830361154.5020.05683.34
Johnny MooreJohnny Moore4/27/1983SASSASvsDENDEN2038265111132454.200004
Rajon RondoRajon Rondo5/3/2010BOSBOS@CLECLE194513420651050.01250.02450.04+18
Rajon RondoRajon Rondo4/30/2009BOSBOS@CHICHI19588900041723.5020.0020.04+3
Jason KiddJason Kidd4/27/2007NJNNJNvsTORTOR1940161631571450.02825.0002+14
John StocktonJohn Stockton5/7/1996UTAUTA@SASSAS193913510351050.01333.322100.02
Kevin JohnsonKevin Johnson4/26/1992PHXPHXvsSASSAS194321420361346.2010.091090.02
Results may be incomplete. StatMuse has complete game-level data for assists going back to the 1965 playoffs.