(1993) Michael Jordan Scores 54 vs The Knicks In GM4 Of The 93 ECF
“He just flat-out kicked my butt,” said John Starks, who scored 24 points in a GM4 loss to the Bulls. “He was knocking down his jump shots, he was hitting his threes, even though I was right in his face.”
Michael Jordan bounced back from a 3 of 18 shooting night in Game 3 of the 1993 ECF to score 54 points – most ever scored against the Knicks in a playoff game – on 18 of 30 shooting (no dunks) and tie the series at 2 games a piece.
“He was just in a zone, hitting all those long-range jumpers,” said Knicks power forward Charles Oakley. “When I played with him in Chicago, almost all of his points were layups.”
After the game, Horace Grant was asked if he would guarantee a victory in game 5 and the power forward responded by saying, “If we play the way we played these last two games, it’s definitely a guaranteed win for us.”
Doc Rivers responded by asking “Is Horace some fortuneteller?”
Turns out Grant was right and the Bulls won the next 2 games behind Jordan’s monster triple double (29/10/14) in GM5 and a 25 point 9 assist game in GM6.
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