Tuesday, June 11, 2013
June 11, 1993: Jordan and Barkley both Score 42 In Game 2 of the NBA Finals
On June 11, 1993, Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls and Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns each scored 42 points in Chicago's 111-108 win in Game 2 of the NBA Finals. It marked the first time in NBA Finals history that opposing players each scored 40 or more in one game. The victory gave the Bulls a 2-0 lead in a series that Chicago would never trail in. Barkley's Suns went onto win Games 3 and 5 but Jordan's Bulls proved to be too much as they took home a third consecutive title with a victory in Game 6.