The rookie Mighty Mouse records his then career-high in points by leading his expansion Raptors to a win against the 72-10 Bulls. Stoudamire always feasted on the slower Ron Harper and Steve Kerr (some stats at the end of this description), but this time around he also got Michael Jordan. Damon wasn't fazed by MJ's mind games of not raising his hand to contest the shot or setting off for the fast break altogether before the shot is released. Stoudamire had an impressive and Stephen Curry-like 6 for 8 on three pointers, to boot.
Here are Damon's first eight games (first two seasons in Toronto) against Chicago: 22pts/10asts, 20pts/13asts, 26pts/12asts, 30pts/11asts (this game), 31pts/13asts (also a W), 26pts/11asts/12TOs, 18pts/12asts and 29pts/12asts (also uploaded on this channel).
Those are averages of 25.2ppg, 11.7apg and 5.6rpg. Not too shabby..
March 24, 1996.