Top 30 Moments in Chicago Bulls History

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6. Michael Jordan scores playoff record 63 points in 1986

Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in one game.

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Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in one game.

But, Michael Jordan’s 63 points during Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Playoffs against one of the greatest teams ever may take the cake as “the greatest game ever played”.

Let’s take a look at the 1985-86 Boston Celtics: Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson, Danny Ainge and sixth man Bill Walton. They went — wait for it — 40-1(!) at home during the ’85-86 season.

No, the one in 40-1 wasn’t Michael Jordan’s Bulls, but Jordan almost became No. 2 by himself. Jordan scored 63 points (NBA playoff record) on 22-of-41 shooting with six assists, five rebounds and three steals.

“I think it’s just God disguised as Michael Jordan,” Larry Bird said after Boston prevailed in double overtime, 135-131.

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