Thursday, July 28, 2011
NBA Lockout Day 28
December 20, 1989. Michael Jordan puts up 52 points in Orlando, but the start-up Magic still beat the Chicago Bulls in quite a thriller. The entire game is available and I highly recommend any NBA fan to watch. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7.
Vintage Paul Porter as the P.A. Announcer. Orlando, being coached by current t.v. color guy Matt Guokas, was still having a semi-decent season at that point in a dismal inaugural campaign. Jordan still had not won a ring, and he had a knack for putting up huge point totals in losing efforts.
Check out pre-goggles Horace Grant. It looks like Chicago was going to blow the home town team out of the O-Rena early, but it would be a close contest from the 2nd quarter and onward. Orlando folks will enjoy current GM Otis Smith putting on a show at the end. It's quite fun to see Phil Jackson squirm, it was his first season as a head coach after all. Terry Catledge and Reggie Theus had very nice efforts.