Box Scores: Taking A Supreme Talent To South Beach

One of the perks of "Creating A Legend," NBA 2K11's career mode starring Michael Jordan, is you can put him on any team in the league. Even the Miami Heat, who hardly need another superstar.

Kotaku reader yesiamthatcool vows he unlocked "Creating A Legend" the hard way, by beating all ten games in The Jordan Challenge. (There is a cheat code that will unlock it for you.) After thinking on it some, yesiamthatcool figured WTF, and put MJ in a Heat uniform. Good thing LeBron's no longer wearing No. 23.

Miami shot out to a 20-1 start on the season. Jordan was averaging 42 points, eight rebounds and eight assists per game, with 58 percent shooting, heading into Milwaukee, a game that should have been a slaughter. It wasn't.

The Bucks' Andrew Bogut dumped 12 points on the Heat in the first quarter for a 26-24 lead, ballooning that to an eight-point margin by halftime. Jordan meantime struggled, with an embarrassing 1-for-9 three point performance.

A see-saw battle in the second half brought the Heat within two with 26 seconds left. After Bogut went 1-for-2 on his free throws after an intentional foul, Jordan buried a three from the corner with 14 seconds left. Milwaukee missed its last shot and the game went to overtime.

"Michael Jordan loves overtime," yesiamthatcool writes. And he loved this one, too. scoring the first four points of the period and 10 of the Heat's 14 points to pull out the 102-98 victory. Jordan's line: 58 points, seven rebounds, four assists, playing all but four minutes.

Here's the box score!

Box Scores: Taking A Supreme Talent To South Beach

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Now the Kotaku Sports open thread commences with the sports TV highlights for today and tomorrow. All times are U.S. Eastern.

  • MLB Playoffs
    Game Six of the National League Championship Series is tonight at 7:30 p.m. on Fox, with the San Francisco Giants holding a 3-2 advantage over the Philadelphia Phillies. If Philadelphia wins, Game Seven will be tomorrow night at 7:30. There is no Game Eight.

  • College Football
    The biggest matchup of the day is No. 6 LSU at No. 5 Auburn (CBS, 3:30) with the winner almost certain to vault to No. 2 in the BCS standings. Other ranked pairings include No. 10 Wisconsin at No. 13 Iowa (either ABC or ESPN, 3:30), No. 14 Nebraska at No. 17 Oklahoma State (same time on the other channel) and in the nightcap, No. 3 Oklahoma at No. 18 Missouri. (ABC). Navy is playing Notre Dame in New Joisie right now on CBS; State has a bye week.

  • NFL
    Week seven's best bets: Iggles at Titans, 1 p.m. Fox; Pittsburgh at Miami, 1 p.m. CBS. Intriguing: Cincinnati at Atlanta, 1 p.m. CBS and New England at the Chargers, 4:15 p.m. CBS. Nightcap is Minnesota's always-entertaining visit to Green Bay. Monday Night, the 4-2 Giants face the - say it with me now - ONE-AND-FOUR Cowboys. Hahhhhh bat dem CAHHHHBOYS.

  • NHL
    The CBC's games tonight are Habs-Senators and the Leafs at the Flyers, both 7 p.m. with San Jose at Edmonton in the 10 p.m. nightcap. All other action is on regional TV. Tomorrow sees only three games, but the Devils are at the Rangers if you get MSG.

  • Mixed Martial Arts
    UFC 121's preliminary bouts are on Spike at 9 p.m. The feature fight, Brock Lesnar vs. Cain Velasquez, begins at 10, and it's pay-per-view.

  • NASCAR
    We done tole you that the TUMS Fast Relief 500 is gonna get toe up by Joey Logano and the No. 20 GameStop Toyota. But I suppose this race has implications for the Chase for the Cup, too. Jimmie Johnson's still leading, looking for his fifth straight series championship. The race is at Martinsville, Va. and it's on ESPN at 1 p.m. tomorrow.

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