(2001) 38 year old Michael Jordan scores 51 points (24 in the 1st quarter) vs the Hornets
THIS DAY IN HISTORY – December 29th of 2001, a 38 year old Michael Jordan set a franchise record by scoring 24 1st quarter points and finished the game with a total of 51 against the Hornets. The 50 point game came just two days after his lowest scoring game of his career, 6 points, and marked the first 50+ game for MJ since 1997, when he scored 55 against the team he was now playing for.
”I’m pretty sure you guys were saying how old I was,” Jordan said. ”And I wanted certainly to make a statement offensively.”
Michael Jordan: 51 points 7 rebounds 4 assists 38 minutes (21-38 fg, 9-10 ft)