Previously in Sports: ‘His Airness’ scoring 69 on the Cavs

By Rachel Puglia
Elm Staff Writer

  • In a two-word press release, on March 18, 1995, Michael Jordon simply stated, “I’m Back,” announcing his return to the Chicago Bulls after an 893-day retirement. The following day, Jordan started and scored 19 points in a 103-96 overtime loss at Indiana.
  • The Chicago Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 122-109 on March 19, 1967. This marked their 33rd victory of the season, which was an NBA record for most wins in a season by an expansion team.
  • The Detroit Pistons scored 158 points versus the Bulls on March 23, 1969. This remains the highest opponent point total in Bulls history.
  • Flynn Robinson scored 41 points to lead the Bulls to the first playoff victory in team history on March 27, 1968. The game ended with a final score of 104-98 versus the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • On March 28, 1990, Michael Jordan scored a career-high 69 points versus the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Richfield Coliseum.

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