36. Jerry West Catches Fire, Averages 46 PPG in '65 Playoff Series

Date: 4/13/1965

Elgin Baylor and Jerry West were one of the league's most dynamic duos, but when Baylor went down with a crippling knee injury, the Lakers playoff chances lessened dramatically. To everyone but Jerry West, that is. In the Western Conference Finals against the Baltimore Bullets, West scored 49 points in Game 1, 52 points in Game 2, 44 points in Game 3, 48 in Game 4, 43 in Game 5, and 42 in the decisive Game 6. The Lakers won the series 4-2 and West etched his name in history with a record 46.3 ppg series average that still stands today.