What National Basketball Association star holds the record for most points scored in a playoff game?
Chicago Bulls shooting guard Michael Jordan tallied 63 points April 20, 1986 against the Boston Celtics in the second game of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, breaking the previous single-game playoff scoring record of 61, set by Los Angeles Lakers legend Elgin Baylor. Jordan, who had yet to achieve GOAT status, attempted 41 field goals, making 22. He also shot 19 of 21 from the free-throw line.
Sadly, this historic scoring outburst was all for naught, as Larry Bird and the Celtics went on to claim victory in double-overtime. Boston bounced the Bulls in the best-of-five series and went on to win the title. Of course, Jordan didn’t stay down for long, finishing his career with 119 post-season victories and six championships. Source: Basketball Reference.
Michael Jeffrey Jordan, also known by his initials, MJ, is an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets.