“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 ...(Read more)

(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 horrible 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 two 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. 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 two games behind Jordan’s triple double (29/10/14) in Game 5 and a 25-point 9 assist game in Game 6.

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