12 PLAYS OF CHRISTMAS: NUMBER 3

EWING HITS BUZZER BEATER TO TOP BULLS (1986)

No. 3 – Christmas Day in 1986 pitted two up and coming superstars in 24-year-old Patrick Ewing and 23-year-old Michael Jordan in one of the first of many battles these two would engage in over their careers. Ewing finished the day 28 points, 17 rebounds and 2 blocks while Jordan countered with 30 points, 3 rebounds, 5 dimes, 6 steals, and 2 blocks himself. However, it was Ewing who would get the better of Jordan on this day as Patrick hit a putback jumper as time expired to give the Knicks a 86-85 victory.

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