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(2001) 38 year old Michael Jordan scores 51 points (24 in the 1st quarter) vs the Hornets

Published on December 29th, 2016 by Astramskas, David | 4,120 views

THIS DAY IN HISTORYDecember 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)

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