(1987) Michael Jordan Drops 58 on the Nets in 37 Minutes with NO 3-Pointers
Last night, Steph Curry made 10 3-pointers and finished with a very impressive 51 points in just 34 minutes. Now, I’m not taking anything away from Steph and i’m not trying to start any Steph vs MJ arguments with this post. All I want to do is remind and/or let some younger fans know that these type of offensive explosions did happen before Steph, and many times, a guy named Michael Jordan was the man behind them.
On this day of 1987, Michael Jordan broke Chet Walker’s Bulls’ record of 56 points when he went off on the Nets for 58 points in just 37 minutes. What makes that output so impressive is Jordan never even attempted a 3-pointer. He attacked the basket over and over again and made a living at the charity stripe by making 26 of 27 free throws. He was also 16 of 25 from the floor and had a stretch of 19 consecutive points in the 3rd quarter. And being the elite defender MJ was, he followed up his 5 blocks and 5 steals vs the Hawks with 2 and 3 in this game.
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