Classic Game Reviews: Jordan’s Double Nickel (55 Points) Game.

On March 28th 1995, in his 5th game back from retirement, Michael Jordan scored 55 points in a “vintage performance” at Madison Square Garden against the Knicks.

Scottie Pippen played 41 minutes, made 7-12 shots from the field, including 1-4 from 3-point range. He grabbed 9 rebounds, dished out 8 assists and stole the ball twice. He finished the game with 19 points. Steve Kerr played 14 minutes off the bench; he shot 40% from the field making 2-5 shots and 33% from 3 making 1-3. He finished the game with 5 points.

Michael Jordan was the star of the show in this game, playing 39 minutes, shooting 21-37 from the field and 3-4 from beyond the arc. He made 10-11 free throws. He got 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal. He finished the game with a game high 55 points.

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Patrick Ewing played 32 minutes for the Knicks, he shot 47.6% making 10 of his 21 shots, and he scored 16 at the free throw line and attempted 23. He grabbed 7 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, stole the ball 3 times and blocked 4 shots. He finished the game with 36 points.

Charles Oakley shot 80% from the field making 4 of his 5 attempts, he grabbed a game high 5 offensive rebounds and a team high 8 rebounds. He assisted his teammate’s shots twice and got 1 steal. He finished the game with 8 points.

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