1992: Michael Jordan had 57 points & 10 assists vs the Bullets
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While everybody was talking about what Michael Jordan was going to do against Ewing and the Knicks during the 1992 Christmas game between the Bulls and Knicks, Michael Jordan got warmed up against the Bullets two days earlier with an insane 57 points and 10 assists! Yes, MJ accounted for at least 80 of the Bulls’ 107 points and yes, the Bullets only put up 18 more points than what MJ accumulated.
Usually when you see a high 50-point game or a double-double with 40 points and 10 assists, the player who put up those stats played 50+ minutes. MJ only played 42. He also had 3 steals, 2 rebounds, a block and 6 3-pointers in his 1992 masterpiece.
As for that Christmas game against the Knicks, the Bulls won behind 42 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists from MJ. Ewing struggled and only scored 14.