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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Classic NBA Playoffs Record-Setting Scores

There's nothing like a high-scoring NBA Playoff game and great individual performances to go along with the exciting contest. So ESPN Classic wants you to relive some of those moments on Sunday, July 14, when the network presents Classic NBA Playoffs "Too Hot for Summer" Record-Setting Scores. From Michael Jordan's NBA playoff record 63 points in 1986 to Charles Barkley's career-high 56-point effort in 1994, ESPN Classic captures some of the most electrifying playoff performances in NBA playoff history. Here's the complete schedule:
All times Eastern

Hakeem Olajuwon
Hakeem Olajuwon was one of the greatest centers to play the game.
Classic NBA Playoffs
"Too Hot for Summer"
Record-Setting Scores
Sunday, July 14
Noon - 8 p.m. ET

Noon - 1988 Eastern Conf. Semifinals, Game 7
Atlanta Hawks at Boston Celtics

While Dominique Wilkins, who scored 16 of his game-high 47 points in the fourth period, and Larry Bird (20 of his 34 points in the fourth) traded buckets, it was Dennis Johnson's two throws in the closing seconds that sealed a Celtics' 118-116 victory. D.J. scored 10 of Boston's 25 third-period points.

2 p.m. - 1987 Western Conf. Semifinals, Game 6
Houston Rockets at Seattle Supersonics

The SuperSonics overcame a monster game by Hakeem Olajuwon (49 points, 25 rebounds, six blocks) and beat the Rockets, 128-125, in double overtime. Dale Ellis scored 36 for Seattle.

4 p.m. - 1994 Western Conf. 1st Round, Game 3
Phoenix Suns at Golden State Warriors

Charles Barkley scored a career-high 56 points in one of the most inspired performances of his career, leading Phoenix to a 140-133 victory over Golden State and a sweep of their first-round playoff series.

6 p.m. - 1986 Eastern Conf. 1st Round, Game 2
Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics

Michael Jordan scored an NBA playoff record 63 points but still couldn't save the Bulls from a 135-131 double overtime loss to the Celtics. Jordan's prodigious output eclipsed Elgin Baylor's 61 points against the Celtics April 14, 1962. Jordan's 63-point effort came just three days after he scored 49 in the opening game.

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