On This Day (Jan. 16)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on January 16.
MJ Scores and Swipes
On this day in 1993, the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan scored 64 points and swiped five steals in an overtime loss to the Orlando Magic. Since the NBA began tracking steals in 1973-74, Jordan is one of only four players to record at least 60 points and five steals in a game:
Rick Barry (March 26, 1974)
Michael Jordan (Jan. 16, 1993)
Allen Iverson (Feb. 12, 2005)
James Harden (Jan. 23, 2019)
Jordan made 27 of his 49 field goal attempts, both figures career highs and franchise single-game records. Since the ABA-NBA merger, the only player to attempt more field goals in a game is Kobe Bryant with 50 on April 13, 2006, the final game of his career. The only players to make more field goals in a game over that span are Bryant and David Thompson (April 9, 1978), both of whom made 28 shots.
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