Michael Jordan vs Scottie Pippen Only Head to Head Meeting Highlights (December 10, 2002)
Scottie vs. MJ for the first time. Pippen was clearly ready, and he had perhaps his best game of the season. He had 14 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Jordan didn’t have a bad game, shooting 6-for-10. The difference was that Pippen had more help from the rest of his team.
Pippen looked comfortable and in command, directing the offense and making the flashy passes he used to make to Jordan, while Jordan kept putting his hands on his hips in disgust after another poor defensive stand or lack of hustle from his teammates.
“I know Pip, and I know he wanted to come out and play well,” said Jordan, who also scored 14 points. “Believe me, I wanted to come out and play well, too. His horses were ready, and my mules were sick. I have to take some razzing for the time being.” MJ said.