Michael Jordan Scores 64 Points but Bulls Lose to Magic January 16, 1993
Rookie Shaquille O’Neal Leads Orlando with 29 points and 24 rebounds
On the second highest scoring night of Michael Jordan’s career (He scored 69 agains The Cleveland Cavaliers on March 28, 1990) his Chicago Bulls came up short against the Orlando Magic. Led by rookie Shaquille O’Neal who scored 29 points and pulled down 24 rebounds, Orlando won the game in overtime 128-124. Jordon was 27 for 49 from the field and 9 for 11 from the free throw line. While he was busy scoring all those points he also managed to snag five steals.
Jordan’s exercise in futility wasn’t the worst of its kind. Wilt Chamberlain holds that honor. He broke the NBA record scoring, 78 points against the Lakers on December 8, 1961; but the Philadelphia Warriors lost (in triple overtime) 151-147.