Jordan Sets NBA Playoff Record

1986 Eastern Conference Playoffs: Chicago Bulls v Boston Celtics

April 20, 1986 – The Chicago Bulls’ Michael Jordan scores 63 points in an NBA playoff game against the Boston Celtics, setting a post-season scoring record that still stands. Despite Jordan’s achievement, the Bulls lost to the Celtics in double overtime, 135-131. Boston swept the three-game series and went on to win the NBA championship.

On This Day

February 8, 1986 –  Spud Webb, who at 5’7” was one of the shortest players in the history of professional basketball, wins the NBA slam dunk contest.

“I don’t play small. You have to go out and play with what you have.”                    ~ Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb