Chicago Bulls: 3 times Reggie Miller outplayed Michael Jordan

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2. March 2, 1991

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One of the initial points of Miller’s career where NBA fans learned that he did have a legitimate killer instinct in him against the other best stars the league had to offer was late in the 1990-91 season. He had one of the best regular season games of his career to help the Pacers claim a whopping 21-point victory over the eventual title-winning Bulls in 1991.

It’s a shame that Jordan and Miller faced each other just once in the playoffs in both of their careers. The way Miller played against Jordan and the Bulls throughout the 1990’s brought about some classic moments, even in the regular season.

There were six total occasions where Jordan and Miller saw at least one of the two post 40+ points in a single game. Two of those games actually came from Miller, with one coming on March 2, 1991. Miller would take advantage of a very rare down game for Jordan, who posted just 22 points on the night.

Meanwhile, Miller registered a game-high 40 points to go along with two rebounds, five assists, and four steals. Miller shot a sparkling 14-of-20 from the field and 11-of-13 from the charity stripe. Although, he did shoot just 1-of-6 from beyond the arc. Despite his rather poor shooting performance from downtown, Miller still registered a box plus/minus rating of 17.4, 160 offensive rating, and 77.8 true shooting percentage.

Jordan posted an unusually bad -1.2 box plus/minus rating and 42.9 true shooting percentage in this Pacers walloping of the Bulls.