1988: Magic Johnson Monster Triple-Double (32/20/11) vs Charles Barkley (31/23/6)
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How bad do you think Charles Barkley felt after putting up 31 points, 23 rebounds and 6 assists and not only losing but being overshadowed by a 32 points, 20 assists, 11 rebounds performance by Magic Johnson.
Charles took his frustrations out on the Blazers in the next game by putting up 41 points on 13 of 16 shooting, grabbing 22 rebounds, dishing out 5 assists and getting 6 steals in a win.
As for Magic, he ONLY had 40 points, 10 assists and 9 rebounds in his next game.
In the next meeting between the two All-Star, Magic had another triple-double (26 points, 10 rebounds, 18 assists) and Barkley put up another big line (36 points & 12 rebounds) in another loss for Philly.
BONUS FOOTAGE OF MAGIC FROM THE FIRST GAME