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Michael Jordan Has Averaged The Most Points Per Game From Game 1 To Game 5 In The Playoffs, But Kevin Durant Is The GOAT Of Game 7s

Michael Jordan Has Averaged The Most Points Per Game From Game 1 To Game 5 In The Playoffs, But Kevin Durant Is The GOAT Of Game 7s

Playing well in the regular season means nothing if a certain player in the NBA cannot maintain that level of form come playoff time. After all, that's where their performances really count.

Over the years, fans have witnessed some amazing games from several NBA superstars in the playoffs. But even among them, a few are simply a notch above the rest.

The name of Michael Jordan goes hand in hand with success in playoffs. The Chicago Bulls legend, during the prime of his career, helped the team win six NBA Championships. MJ was undoubtedly the best player on each championship team, and winning these rings helped him bolster his case for being the GOAT of basketball.

Speaking of Jordan being a sensational performer in the playoffs, Mike holds another lesser heard record in the postseason. Throughout his unbelievable career in the league, MJ holds the record for averaging the most points in Game 1s to Game 5s in the history of the NBA.

However, when it comes to Game 6s, Allen Iverson holds that record and Kevin Durant holds the record for Game 7s.

It might sound surprising that MJ doesn't hold the record for most points for Game 6s and Game 7s, but more often than not, he ended playoff series in five games.

A fun fact about Jordan is that he never played in a Game 7 in NBA Finals throughout his entire career in the NBA. This just goes to prove once again that Mike was truly leaps and bounds ahead of the competition during his playing days.

Keeping that in mind, this is just another reminder of why Michael Jordan is considered as the greatest player to ever step foot on the basketball floor and will continue to hold that title for several years in the future.