(1987) Michael Jordan scored 61 points vs the Pistons

Published on March 4th, 2014 by Astramskas, David | 2,222 views

1987: Before Jordan and the Bulls had a rivalry with the Detroit Pistons and before they created the “Jordan Rules” and figured out they would have to get really physical with Jordan to stop him from scoring.

In this game, Jordan had 61 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks in the Bulls 125-120 win over the Pistons.  He made 22 of 39 shots from the field and 17 of 18 from the line.  For the Pistons, Adrian Dantley had a team high 32 and Isiah Thomas had 31 points and 18 assists.

For an encore performance two nights later, MJ had 27 points, 8 rebounds, 8 steals, 5 assists and 3 blocks against Ewing and the Knicks. In the game after that, MJ had another all-around night with 33/6/5/4/3. He finished the spectacular 87 season with an average of 37 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks per game.




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Aka VincentDa & RedApples fka Expiredpineapples. My alter-ego is a digital-marketing guy in Houston. Won editing awards & created obsolete flash websites that have been featured in mags like Sports Illustrated. Studied film & women at FSU during the golden age of hip-hop. Collects records, laserdiscs, sports memorabilia & toys. Father of 2 daughters that are more athletic and popular on YouTube.

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