Much like LeBron owns Toronto, Michael Jordan owned the Cavs. Coming off ‘The Shot’ over Ctraig Ehlo (“Threehlo”) in the first round of the 1989 playoffs, Jordan returned to Richfield Coliseum on March 28, 1990 and picked up where he left off.
Jordan torched the rotating carousel of Cav defenders all night for a career high 69 points, grabbed 18 rebounds, and dished out 7 assists. This was one of those night’s on par with Kobe’s 81 as one of the most dominant single game performances in modern NBA history.
Recently fired Bulls coach Doug Collins was on the game call for TNT. Rookie head coach Phil Jackson really ‘coached’ a helluva game here. The ‘pass it to Jordan’ play was on fire all night. Jordan would eventually sacrifice massive stat lines for winning, but pre-title MJ was a helluva entertaining watch.
The game actually went to overtime, but Jordan and Chicago pulled it out, like always. Another tough night for Mark Price, Hot Rod Williams and the boys.