Special Report

20 Biggest Blowouts in Sports History

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20. Golden State Warriors vs. Sacramento Kings
> Result: 153- 91
> Sport: NBA
> Date: Nov. 2, 1991

By half-time, the Golden State Warriors made clear they were taking home a big win in their match-up against the Sacramento Kings. The score was 88-41. In the end, the margin of victory was even greater: 153-91. Four Warriors scored at least 20 points.

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19. Syracuse Nationals vs. New York Knicks
> Result: 162-100
> Sport: NBA
> Date: Dec. 25, 1960

On Christmas Day in 1960, host Syracuse Nationals beat the New York Knicks 162-100. This 62 point victory set the record for biggest blowout in NBA history — one that lasted for 12 years. Today, the record is tied for fourth largest in NBA history. Nationals players Hal Greer and Dave Gambee each scored 24 points, and seven other Nationals players scored in the double digits. This remains the most lopsided defeat in Knicks franchise history.

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18. Germany vs. Brazil
> Result: 7-1
> Sport: World Cup Soccer
> Date: July 8, 2014

Host country Brazil was unceremoniously ousted by Germany during the FIFA 2014 World Cup in the semifinals. Germany took a massive lead in the first half, scoring five goals within 6 minutes by the 29th minute. Brazil hadn’t lost a competitive game on home soil since 1975.

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17. Minnesota North Stars vs. Winnipeg Jets
> Result: 15-2
> Sport: NHL
> Date: Nov. 11, 1981

In 1981, the Minnesota North Stars routed the Winnipeg Jets in 15-2, coming within one goal of The NHL single game scoring record. Bobby Smith scored four goals with three assists. The North Stars had a total of 51 shots, compared to the Jets’ 42. Jets players took the blame collectively, rather than piling it all on goalie Doug Soetaert.

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16. Boston Red Sox vs. St. Louis Browns
> Result: 29-4
> Sport: MLB
> Date: June 8, 1950

The Boston Red Sox 29-4 beatdown of the St. Louis Browns on June 8, 1950 remains one of the most lopsided games in Major League Baseball history. Red Sox Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr hit three home runs and Ted Williams and Walt Dropo each hit a pair of long balls. Seven Boston batters had multiple RBIs. This occurred just one day after the Red Sox beat the Browns 20-4.