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Best single-game performances: 10

Updated: June 15, 2012, 12:27 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Michael JordanAP Photo/Fred JewellIn Game 1 of the '92 Finals, MJ couldn't miss, hitting six 3s in the first half and surprising even himself.

10. Michael Jordan, Bulls: 1992 Finals, Game 1

Here's another Jordan performance that needs just a three-word description: The Shrug Game. After Jordan made his sixth 3-pointer of the first half to finish with a record 35 points at the break, he turned to the broadcast table and shrugged as if to say, "I can't explain it, either."

Jordan riddled the Blazers with one of the most efficient offensive performances in Finals history, scoring 39 points on 16-of-27 shooting and handing out 11 assists. He had only one turnover and was needed only for 34 minutes because the Bulls ran away to a 122-89 win over Portland.

On a per-minute basis, Jordan produced the best Game Score in post-merger Finals history; his final mark of 38.3 wasn't too shabby, either. And Chicago would ultimately need all he produced, as the Bulls didn't outlast the stubborn Blazers until rallying to win in Game 6.

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