Michael Jordan was a nightmare for pretty much every other team that wasn’t in Chicago, particularly the teams that were aligned in the Central Division.
The Cleveland Cavaliers probably got the worst of Jordan’s wrath, particularly during the late 80’s and early 90’s; it’s not that the Cavs were a bad team. In fact, they were one of the better teams in the league, but Jordan just had their number in every which way possible.
With that said, it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that Michael’s career high for scoring in a single game came against the Cavs.
Jordan scored a career-high 69 points with 18 rebounds, 6 assists, 4 steals and 1 block in a 117-113 victory over the Cavaliers on March 28, 1990. He played 50 minutes in the overtime win, connecting on 23 of 37 shots from the field and 21 of 23 free throws.
Here you can find the box score.