August 16, 2022

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DeMar DeRozan carried the Chicago Bulls all season long. Can he do it again in the playoffs? – The Denver Post

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Michael Jordan scored a playoff record 63 points against the Celtics at Boston Garden in April 1986, a performance Larry Bird famously described as “God disguised as Michael Jordan.”

Jordan’s heroics still weren’t enough for the Chicago Bulls to stave off the Celtics in a 135-131 double-overtime loss, and they wound up getting swept in a three-game, opening-round series. Jordan’s one-man show remains one of the great moments in the Bulls’ rich playoff history, though it would be five more years before Jordan had enough pieces in place to win the first of six NBA titles.

Rest assured DeMar DeRozan won’t be disguised as Michael Jordan when the Bulls take the court Sunday at Fiserv Forum in Game 1 of their first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks.

But DeRozan was…

Tribune News Service

2022-04-16 12:38:00

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