Taking stock of GOAT’s best statistics in a single game—Michael Jordan
2023/10/17

On March 28, 1990, Michael Jordan scored a career-high 69 points in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. He made 37 of 23 field goals and 21 of 23 free throws. This game also marked his highest scoring record in regular season matches. 

In the same game, Jordan also grabbed 18 rebounds, breaking his personal record for the most rebounds in a single regular-season game. The unlucky Cavaliers indeed had a tough time. 

On March 24, 1989, Jordan contributed 17 assists in a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Portland Trail Blazers. This remains his highest number of assists in a regular-season game. On January 29, 1988, in a game against the New Jersey Nets, Jordan made 10 steals in just 27 minutes of play. This set his personal record for the most steals in a regular-season game. 

On December 2, 1986, Jordan achieved 6 blocks in a game against the Seattle SuperSonics (now the Oklahoma City Thunder). This remains his highest number of blocks in a regular-season game. Even Jordan had his off days. 

He made 9 turnovers in two separate games during his career, on January 19, 2002, against the Bulls, and on March 11, 2003, against the Magic. On November 3, 1997, in his first encounter with Tim Duncan, Jordan struggled. He only made 12 of 39 shots, resulting in 27 missed shots, which marks his highest number of missed shots in a regular-season game. Fortunately, his team won by 4 points in the end.

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