NBA Playoffs Greatest Moments: MJ Becomes The First Player to Score 50+ in Consecutive Playoff Games

1988 – Michael Jordan of Chicago became the first player to score 50 or more points in consecutive playoff games when he drilled Cleveland for 55 points in Chicago's 106-101 victory in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference first round series. In Game 1 on April 28, Jordan scored 50 points in Chicago's 104-93 victory.

Jordan led the club in scoring in 81 of 82 regular-season games and topped 40 points on 18 occasions. Equally remarkable, he failed to reach 20 points only three times during the year.  He would win every major honor, including Most Valuable Player, Defensive Player of the Year, selection to the All-NBA First Team, selection to the All-Defensive First Team, an All-Star Game MVP Award (after scoring 40 points), and the NBA Slam-Dunk Championship. He led the league in scoring with 35.0 points per game and steals with 3.16 per contest.


Michael Jordan scores 50 in Game 1 vs Cleveland Cavaliers:



Michael Jordan scores 55 in Game 2 vs Cleveland Cavaliers:


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