On This Date in NBA History: April 27, Michael Jordan Scored 55

Dec 21, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan unveils the new Charlotte Hornets logo at halftime during the game against the Utah Jazz at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

1997 – In a 109-104 Chicago Bulls victory over the Washington Bullets, Michael Jordan scored a game-high 55 points. Scottie Pippen was the second-highest scorer for Chicago that night, which contributed to the rest of the Bulls putting up just 54 points combined. Jordan’s 55 points in this contest tied his most career points in a home playoff game.

Jordan still owns the most points in NBA history with 5,987 total and more than 33 points per game. The next-best players in those categories are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (5,762) and Allen Iverson (29.7), respectively. The next-best active players are Kobe Bryant (5,640) and Kevin Durant (28.9), respectively. Although Bryant is not in the postseason, Durant has a lot of room to make up to get to the top spot.

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