#1 69 points vs Cleveland on March 28, 1990
The highest scoring game of the G.O.A.T.'s career came in the season the Bulls began to emerge as the team of the 90s. Fresh off his series-winning shot in the first round of the playoffs the previous year, MJ was back to terrorize the dreams of Cleveland players and fans alike. Yet another overtime game, but finally a win for Jordan to match his impressive scoring feat, one that ranks 12th for most points scored in one game.
Jordan was ruthlessly efficient on this night, shooting 23-37 from the field, including 2-6 from three, and hitting 21-23 from the free throw line. This might have been the peak of MJ's physical dominance a perfect blend of athleticism and intelligence, able to just physically beat his opponent whenever he chose. He was so dominant on this night he even grabbed 18 rebounds, dished out 6 dimes, and snagged 4 steals, just further showing how in the zone he was that night.
This was a night when the Bulls needed everything Jordan could give, as only two teammates hit double-digit shot attempts and no one had double-digit rebounds. This goes down as one of the games people can point to when trying to explain MJ's greatness, sheer athleticism, and dominance of will, leading his team to victory on a night when they needed him the most.