Michael Jordan's 63 turns 25

Updated: April 21, 2011, 11:58 AM ET
By Melissa Isaacson | ESPNChicago.com

Even 25 years later, it's difficult to guess what exactly fueled Michael Jordan to his NBA playoff record 63-point performance in a double-overtime loss against the Boston Celtics at Boston Garden.

Was it a desire to show the world that he had arrived at superstar status in his second NBA season, and had recovered fully from a broken foot that caused him to miss 64 games that season?

Was he trying to prove to the great Celtics team of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish ...

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