(1990): Michael Jordan records career highs of 69 points & 18 rebounds vs the Cavs
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On this date in history, March 28th of 1990, Michael Jordan had a career-high 18 rebounds….he also had a career-high 69 points in a 117-113 OT victory over the Cavs. For the fantasy freaks, I’ll also mention the 6 assists, 4 steals, 1 block, 62% shooting from the field and 91% from the line (21-23).
”This would have to be my greatest game,” Jordan said after his fourth time scoring over 60. ”When I scored 63 against Boston, we lost. It sure feels a lot better.”
One person that doesn’t feel the joy with MJ is Craig Ehlo, who has had his share of appearances in the Cavs Killers’ highlight clips and videos over the years.
”He’s one in a million, one in a billion,” said John Williams, a Cleveland forward.
Jordan was also well rested coming into this game. After back-to-back 40 point games (41 & 43), he only had to play 28 minutes in his last game — a blowout win over the Suns where he scored a point a minute. So his fresh legs helped him drop 16 in the first quarter vs the Cavs. He then put up 15 in the 2nd, 20 in the 3rd, 10 in the 4th and 8 in OT.
He also stayed hot after this career-high game with 49 against the Knicks and 47 against the Heat.
Jordan finished the season averaging 33.6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.