April 28 and May 1, 1988, vs. Cavs
The year before Jordan devastated Cleveland with The Shot, he delivered back-to-back games of 50 and 55 points to lead the Bulls to a 2-0 series lead against the Cavaliers. Jordan became the first player to score 50 or more points in consecutive postgame games. "Michael Jordan," Scottie Pippen said after Game 2, "is God's gift to the world." Chicago won the series in five games, with Jordan advancing to the second round for the first time in his four-year career.