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That time Michael Jordan scored 103 points in less than 24 hours


One of Michael Jordan’s best individual seasons was the one in the 1986/87 season when he was unstoppable, scoring the ball at will. He led the league with 37.1 points per game, shooting 48 percent from the field. After Wilt Chamberlain, Jordan became the first player to score over 3000 points in one season, and on top of all that, he was still one of the best defensive players in the league.

Despite all his achievements that season, on April 12th and 13th Jordan had one of the most remarkable performances that season. On April 12, the Bulls were playing against the Indiana Pacers, and Jordan was unstoppable, scoring 53 points. After that home game, the Bulls were immediately flying to Milwaukee to play the Bucks only 21 hours after they beat the Pacers.

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Jordan didn't mind playing in back to back games, so he casually scored 50 points against the Bucks, and the Bulls won that game. The game against the Bucks ended less than 24 hours after they beat the Pacers, which means Jordan scored 103 points in less than one day.

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