When Michael Jordan took on one of the greatest basketball teams in history, the Bulls were greatly outmatched by the Celtics, who had a stacked starting lineup of Dennis Johnson, Danny Ainge, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish while former MVP Bill Walton came off the bench.
While being guarded primarily by Larry Bird, Jordan dropped a jaw-dropping 63 points on 41 shots, making 19 out of 21 free throw attempts. He scored almost at will, but the toll of keeping up with an all-time great team single-handedly proved to be too much even for His Airness, who lost a little bit of steam by the time the 3rd period of overtime expired.
Jordan also added 3 steals and 2 blocks in 53 minutes of playing time. After the game, Larry Bird looked back at his performance saying "He is the most exciting, awesome player in the game today. I think it's just God disguised as Michael Jordan."