Had forgotten about this game in the start of the Bad Boys era. On 12/13/83, the Pistons defeated the Nuggets 186-184 in triple OT, and the 370 combined points is still the most ever in a single NBA game. A few crazy stats:
1) Both teams were only 1-2 (or 2-4) combined from the 3-pt line, which had only went into play in the NBA starting in 1979. The distance is the same as today.
2) Thus, the teams had to combine for 255 FG attempts, making 144 of them, 56.5% FG%. It was a 63 minute game (48 regulation, with 3 OTs at 5 minutes each). Thus, the teams averaged 4 shots per minute, and making over 2 per minute.
3) On top of this, the teams combined for 117 FT attempts, making 84 of them.
4) Four players scored over 40 points in the game - Isiah Thomas and John Long for the Pistons, Kiki Vandeweghe and Alex English for the Nuggets. Kiki was the high scorer, with 51 points.
Thought y'all might find it interesting. Here is the boxscore if you want to look more closely at the numbers: