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MJ's Historic Game vs Cavs in 1990

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In leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in eight seasons, Michael Jordan crafted a legacy of game-winning shots, MVPs, scoring crowns, and other accolades. One year before his first Finals run, Jordan logged his best scoring game ever.

On this date in history, March 28th of 1990, Michael Jordan had a career-high 18 rebounds….he also had a career-high 69 points in a 117-113 OT victory over the Cavs. For the fantasy freaks, I’ll also mention the 6 assists, 4 steals, 1 block, 62% shooting from the field and 91% from the line (21-23).

In leading the Chicago Bulls to six NBA titles in eight seasons, Michael Jordan crafted a legacy of game-winning shots, MVPs, scoring crowns, and other accolades. One year before his first Finals run, Jordan logged his best scoring game ever.

Three games into their five-game regular-season series, Jordan was averaging 44.3 points on 54.7 percent from the field, 9.3 rebounds, and 6.3 assists against Cleveland. He wasn't just a thorn in the side of Cleveland; he was a trident soaked in poison. As you'd expect out of the Michael Jordan we remember from the '80s and '90s, he was out looking for blood once again against an opponent he loved demolishing.

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That night Jordan put on a show for the 20,273 fans in attendance at Richfield Coliseum and displayed a competitive spirit rarely seen up until then.

"I didn't think about being tired because I wanted to win the game," Jordan said after playing 50 minutes. "I've been in that situation where I've scored a lot of points and we lost, and I didn't want that to happen.

"So I kept pushing myself, kept talking to myself, saying, 'Don't stop, don't stop. Keep going.' You feel better about the effort when you win."

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