Six of the Most Memorable NBA Games
1. Michael Jordan’s 69 Points Against the Cleveland Cavaliers
Jordan was on fire in the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, playing 50 minutes on the court. Michael was exceptionally efficient in the scoring department, making only 4-of-27 field goals. He also remembered to get the ball back and steal it from his opponent. That was enough to put him in the top ten all-time individual scoring performances at the time.
2. Kobe Bryant’s 81 Points
Bryant demonstrated that in current competitive basketball, it is feasible to come close to Wilt Chamberlain. Bryant’s 81-point performance versus Toronto remains the second-highest in NBA history. Even after 10,000 games have passed since that time.
3. Shaq’s 61 Points on His Birthday
A win is the best birthday present an athlete can receive. On his 28th birthday, though, Shaq received a much more pleasant surprise. He not only beat the Clippers to give the Lakers their 16th straight victory, but he also set a career high with 61 points per game.
4. Duel Between Nash and Kidd in 2006
A thrilling showdown between two ball virtuosos, tremendously talented and savvy point guards. In Phoenix Suns Arena, it was a scorching July afternoon. It was a head-to-head matchup, with Nash scoring 40 points to Kidd’s triple-double in two overtime periods. This was a thrilling game!
5. Tracy McGrady and His 13 Points in 35 Seconds
Houston loses by eight points to San Antonio. There are only about thirty seconds remaining to play. There were only two options: stay strong or take matters into their own hands and save their team’s bacon. Tracy chose the second option, and with this iconic conclusion, she made history.
6. Magic Plays Every Position and Wins the NBA Ring
Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs Philadelphia. The Lakers won by a score of 3-2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar departs the game after twisting his leg.