Today in Sports History: May 1

During a 1988 Chicago Bulls versus Cleveland Cavaliers playoff game Michael Jordan became the first player to score 50 or more points in consecutive playoff games. He scored 50 points during Game 1 on April 28 and recorded 55 points during Game 2. The Bulls went on to defeat the New York Knicks in six games in the semifinals.They lost the Eastern Conference Finals to the Detroit Pistons and finished with a 47-32 record. Jordan led the league in scoring and with 32.5 points per game, and was selected for the NBA All-Star Game.

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