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JORDAN RECOVERS FROM INJURY AND MAKES HIS MARK IN THE PLAYOFFS
1985-86 Season Highlights

   RECAP
Three games into the 1985-86 season, Jordan went down with a broken bone in his left foot and was sidelined for 64 games before returning in mid-March. Without Jordan for most of the campaign, the Bulls won only 30 games but still managed to snag a playoff berth. In 18 regular-season games, Jordan averaged 22.7 points, 2.9 assists, and 3.6 rebounds, all career-lows. He was voted to the All-Star squad but was unable to play because of the injury.

With a spectacular three-game outburst in the Bulls' opening-round playoff loss to Boston, Jordan showed that he had completely recovered. In Game 2 he scored a playoff-record 63 points in Chicago's double-overtime 135-131 loss to the Celtics. He averaged an astonishing 43.7 points in the three-game series.

  HONORS
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   REGULAR-SEASON STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
85-86 Chi 18 7 25.1 .457 .167 .840 1.3 2.3 3.6 2.9 2.06 1.1722.7

   PLAYOFF STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
85-86 Chi 3 3 45.0 .505 1.000 .872 1.7 4.76.3 5.7 2.33 1.3343.7

   REGULAR-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
vs. Milwaukee Bucks
In his first game back from injury, Jordan goes right back to work, hitting the tough bank shot off the drive.
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vs. Milwaukee Bucks
In the same game upon returning from injury, Jordan showed no ill effects from the ankle as he goes to the rack to hammer home the dunk.
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   PLAYOFF HIGHLIGHTS
Michael Jordan

 

Michael sets a new scoring record for a playoff game, hitting the nice jumper as he crosses the lane for 63 points in Boston Garden.
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Michael takes advantage of the mismatch and blows by Celtic great Kevin McHale before shoving down the two-handed stuff.
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Jordan ties the all-time single-game playoff record by stroking the jumper over Boston's Danny Ainge for his 61st point.
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   STREAMING VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
That's how Boston's Larry Bird described what he saw on the night Jordan scored an NBA playoff-record 63 points against the Celtics.
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