On This Day (March 25)
Notable events from NBA history that occurred on March 25.
MJ Starts Record Streak
On this day in 1986, the Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan scored 19 points in a 111-98 win over the New York Knicks, starting a streak of 1,041 consecutive games in which he scored 10 or more points (postseason included). It’s the longest such streak in NBA history by 366 games:
1,041 — Michael Jordan (March 25, 1986–Dec. 26, 2001)
675 — Karl Malone (Dec. 18, 1991–March 26, 1999)
665 — LeBron James (May 30, 2014–present)
653 — Kevin Durant (March 14, 2009–Feb. 27, 2017)
577 — Moses Malone (Nov. 4, 1978–March 4, 1985)
Jordan played 1,109 career regular season plus postseason games with the Bulls. He only scored fewer than 10 points once over that span, an eight-point performance versus the Cleveland Cavaliers on March 22, 1986. Jordan logged just 16 minutes in that game, as his playing time was being limited due to his return from a broken foot.
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