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Michael Jordan's four highest-scoring NBA games

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Cleveland Cavaliers - 69 (OT)

The highest scoring game of Jordan's career came during an overtime thriller with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

It's a bit of a surprise that his best-ever scoring night came before the now-Hall of Famer had even lifted a championship, but Jordan really put the Cavs to the sword. 

He shot 62 percent from the field on his 37 attempts and picked up 21 points from the free-throw line - only missing two shots from the charity stripe.

Orlando Magic - 64

How often do you hear of somebody scoring 64 points in a game but going on to lose? It just doesn't normally happen, but that's what Jordan felt as he came up against a Scott Skiles and Shaquille O'Neal inspired Orlando Magic.

Try as he might, Jordan's 64 points still weren't enough in the 128-124 reverse. 

Jordan's field goal rate was 27/49 and the most impressive element of the performance was that he only went to the free throw line 11 times, scoring nine points. 

Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan (front) and Orl

Boston Celtics - 63 (2OT)

Another great performance in a losing effort - Jordan did all he could to hold off the Boston Celtics but they just proved too strong on this playoff, double-overtime classic.

MJ took 41 shots, connecting with 22 of them to shoot over 50 percent and was a 90 percent shooter from the free throw line.

The loss left the Bulls 0-2 in the series but there was no doubt about who the star of the show was. Everything good about Chicago ran through the sophomore.

Michael Jordan (45) of the Chicago Bulls lays up a

Atlanta Hawks - 61

Another high-scoring loss for his Airness, it became something of a common occurrence during his career. The 56-24 Hawks overcame the 40-40 Bulls as Jordan was one of the only positives for Chicago.

Charles Oakley was the only other player to score more than 15 points as MJ recorded a double-double in the defeat. 

The shooting guard was 17-21 from the charity stripe and 22-38 from the field. 

Michael Jordan (R) of the Chicago Bulls drives pas

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