The Last Dance

Jordan's history with Toronto, Vancouver and Team Canada

Michael Jordan (NBA Getty Images)

Michael Jordan doesn't have as much of a history against the Toronto Raptors and Vancouver Grizzlies as he does with other teams in the league.

With both franchises being established in 1995, the Raptors and Grizzlies just missed Chicago's first three-peat of the 1990s. They caught Chicago's second three-peat a few years later, but being expansion teams, neither were good enough to challenge Jordan while he was still in his prime.

Still, Jordan had some memorable moments against both teams during his career. He also played a couple of games against Team Canada in the 1984 Olympics, plus an exhibition game ahead of the 1992 Olympics.

With "The Last Dance" now in full swing, let's take a look back at some of Jordan's best moments against Canada's best.

Jordan against the Toronto Raptors

Games: 19

Jordan played against the Raptors 12 times with the Bulls and seven times with the Wizards. He went 10-2 against the Raptors as a member of the Bulls and 3-4 against the Raptors as a member of the Wizards.

One of Toronto's wins against Jordan and the Bulls came in the 1995-96 season when Chicago set the NBA record with 72 wins in the regular season.

Averages: 20.5 points (43.6% FG, 46.2% 3PT, 84.3% FT), 6.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists per game

Fun fact: Jordan has a lower scoring average against only one team in his Hall of Fame career. That team? The Bulls, who he averaged 16.2 points against over six games.

Highest scoring game: 38 points

Jordan scored 38 points on two occasions against the Raptors. His best all-around performance came on Nov. 7, 1995, when he led the Bulls to a nine-point victory with 38 points (13-for-19 FG) to go along with five assists, four rebounds and four steals.

Highest scoring game in Toronto: 38 points

Jordan's other 38-point game against the Raptors came in Toronto on Jan. 18, 1996. He shot 14-for-28 from the field and 4-for-8 from the 3-point line in a three-point victory.

Lowest scoring game: 2 points

Jordan failed to score in double figures in three of the seven games he played against the Raptors with the Wizards. His lowest scoring affair came on Dec. 15, 2002, when the Raptors held him to two points on 1-for-9 shooting from the field.

Jordan still made an impact, however, dishing out nine assists and pulling down eight rebounds in Washington's win.

Other notable performance: 30 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists

Jordan recorded 28 triple-doubles in his NBA career, the last of which came on April 14, 1997, against the Raptors.

Jordan against the Vancouver Grizzlies

Games: 6

Three in Chicago and three in Vancouver, all during his time with the Bulls as the Grizzlies moved to Memphis in Jordan's first season with the Wizards.

Jordan won all six of his games against the Vancouver Grizzlies in his career.

Averages: 22.5 points (53.4% FG, 38.5% 3PT, 75.9% FT), 3.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds per game

Jordan scored 20 or more points in all but one of those six games.

Highest scoring game vs. Grizzlies: 29 points

Jordan's highest-scoring game against the Grizzlies came in Vancouver on Nov. 30, 1995. He scored 29 points on 14-for-26 shooting from the field and 1-for-2 from the free-throw line.

Jordan saved his best for last, leading the Bulls to a comeback win by scoring 19 points in the game's final six minutes.

Lowest scoring game: 12 points

Jordan played only 26 minutes as the Bulls cruised to a 20-point win.

Jordan against Team Canada

Games: 3

The United States played against Canada twice at the 1984 Olympics, once in group play and once in the semifinals.

The United States won both games. In the first, Jordan was the team's leading scorer with 20 points on 10-for-17 shooting from the field. In the second, he was the team's second-leading scorer behind Chris Mullin with 13 points on 5-for-15 shooting from the field.

USA went on to win the gold medal while Canada finished in fourth.

Jordan also played against Canada in the lead-up to the 1992 Olympics at the Tournament of the Americas in Portland. There is no official box score available from the game, but you can watch the game's entirety on YouTube.

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