Hoops Links: Knicks, Hawks, Wizards, Bucks

April 20 at 6:34pm CDT By Zach Links

On this date in 1986, Bulls guard Michael Jordan scored an NBA Playoff record 63 points, but the Bulls dropped a 135-131 double-overtime decision to the Celtics at Boston Garden in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round.  Jordan shot 22-of-41 from the field and 19-of-21 from the free throw line in his record performance, breaking Elgin Baylor’s previous mark of 61 points in a playoff game, set during the Lakers’ 126-121 road win at Boston in Game 5 of the 1962 NBA Finals.  After the game, Boston’s Larry Bird shook his head and proclaimed “That was God disguised as Michael Jordan.

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