Gary Payton Guards Michael Jordan (26pts) (’96 Finals, Game 5)

Gary Payton and the Seattle Supersonics turn the series back to Chicago as they win game 5. Payton scores 23 points (some of them ON Michael Jordan in a beautiful fashion), grabs 9 rebounds and hands out 6 assists. There aren’t as many defensive highlights, since Jordan was double-teamed a lot, which made him try including his team-mates who unfortunately had an off-day. June 14, 1996.