Head-to-Head: Games Played Between Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan

This is the detail of NBA games in which Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan played against each other, including head-to-head record, stats average, game highs and game-by-game data both in the Regular Season and Playoffs.

They faced each other a total of 18 times in NBA games. Michael Jordan has a 11-7 winning record over Magic Johnson, including a 4-1 record in Playoffs.

Games Played Against Each Other

NBA Timeline:
1946-47
2023-24
Magic Johnson:
1979-80 to 1995-96
Michael Jordan:
1984-85 to 2002-03
18 Games played
13 in Regular Season
5 in Playoffs

Summary of Victories

Games Won in
Regular Season
in
Playoffs
Magic Johnson
7
6
1
Michael Jordan
11
7
4

Stats in Games Between Them

Averages
Player
Points Rebounds AssistsStealsBlocks
Magic Johnson 19.2 6.3 11.6 1.10.0
Michael Jordan 30.4 6.6 8.12.40.9
Game Highs
Player
Points Rebounds AssistsStealsBlocks
Magic Johnson 31 12 20 40
Michael Jordan 42 15 16 62
Games with better stats than the other player...
Player
Points Rebounds AssistsStealsBlocks
Magic Johnson 1

game
7

games
12

games
4

games
0

games
Michael Jordan 17

games
7

games
6

games
10

games
13

games
Both had same stat 0

games
4

games
0

games
4

games
5

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Head To Head Games Played: One by One

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1984-85 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 02, 1984
1. Lakers 112   Magic Johnson 12 7 16 2 0 2 2 39 4-9 .444 0-0 - 4-5 .800
Bulls 113   Michael Jordan 20 2 3 1 1 4 3 42 7-13 .538 0-0 - 6-8 .750
Feb. 19, 1985
2. Lakers 127   Magic Johnson 20 3 12 0 0 4 4 31 9-13 .692 0-0 - 2-4 .500
Bulls 117   Michael Jordan 16 6 8 0 0 3 5 30 6-13 .462 0-2 .000 4-5 .800
1986-87 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Nov. 28, 1986
3. Lakers 110   Magic Johnson 30 2 9 0 0 3 4 41 10-24 .417 0-1 .000 10-10 1.000
Bulls 103   Michael Jordan 41 10 3 1 1 3 4 45 19-43 .442 0-1 .000 3-4 .750
Feb. 20, 1987
4. Lakers 110   Magic Johnson 28 6 16 0 0 5 1 44 12-20 .600 0-2 .000 4-5 .800
Bulls 100   Michael Jordan 33 2 5 5 2 2 4 40 11-27 .407 0-0 - 11-12 .917
1987-88 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 02, 1988
5. Lakers 110   Magic Johnson 25 2 11 0 0 3 0 43 11-17 .647 0-0 - 3-5 .600
Bulls 101   Michael Jordan 39 2 4 3 1 3 3 40 14-26 .538 0-0 - 11-11 1.000
Mar. 10, 1988
6. Lakers 107   Magic Johnson 7 2 4 0 0 1 0 10 2-5 .400 0-1 .000 3-3 1.000
Bulls 128   Michael Jordan 38 9 7 3 1 2 2 42 17-34 .500 0-1 .000 4-4 1.000
1988-89 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 20, 1988
7. Lakers 103   Magic Johnson 31 4 12 3 0 2 3 41 11-18 .611 0-2 .000 9-9 1.000
Bulls 116   Michael Jordan 42 7 8 4 0 1 0 39 11-23 .478 2-3 .667 18-22 .818
Mar. 21, 1989
8. Lakers 103   Magic Johnson 20 8 12 2 0 7 1 40 7-13 .538 1-2 .500 5-6 .833
Bulls 104   Michael Jordan 21 8 16 1 0 5 3 43 7-20 .350 0-0 - 7-8 .875
1989-90 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 19, 1989
9. Lakers 83   Magic Johnson 18 12 10 4 0 3 3 42 6-16 .375 1-3 .333 5-6 .833
Bulls 93   Michael Jordan 37 7 5 2 1 7 1 44 15-29 .517 2-4 .500 5-5 1.000
Feb. 07, 1990
10. Lakers 121   Magic Johnson 22 8 17 2 0 4 2 39 7-14 .500 3-6 .500 5-5 1.000
Bulls 103   Michael Jordan 32 4 4 0 1 8 3 40 12-21 .571 0-1 .000 8-12 .667
1990-91 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Dec. 21, 1990
11. Lakers 103   Magic Johnson 18 9 14 0 0 5 1 39 7-14 .500 4-7 .571 0-1 .000
Bulls 114   Michael Jordan 33 15 9 2 1 1 3 44 14-30 .467 0-2 .000 5-6 .833
Feb. 03, 1991
12. Lakers 99   Magic Johnson 7 7 11 0 0 5 3 31 2-4 .500 2-3 .667 1-1 1.000
Bulls 86   Michael Jordan 23 7 9 6 1 2 1 40 10-22 .455 0-0 - 3-3 1.000
1991 Playoffs - NBA Finals
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Jun. 02, 1991
13. Lakers 93   Magic Johnson 19 10 11 1 0 5 2 43 4-5 .800 2-2 1.000 9-10 .900
Bulls 91   Michael Jordan 36 8 12 3 0 4 5 40 14-24 .583 1-1 1.000 7-9 .778
Jun. 05, 1991
14. Lakers 86   Magic Johnson 14 7 10 2 0 4 2 43 4-13 .308 0-2 .000 6-6 1.000
Bulls 107   Michael Jordan 33 7 13 2 1 4 4 36 15-18 .833 0-1 .000 3-4 .750
Jun. 07, 1991
15. Lakers 96   Magic Johnson 22 6 10 2 0 5 2 50 7-15 .467 0-2 .000 8-9 .889
OT Bulls 104   Michael Jordan 29 9 9 4 2 3 5 52 11-28 .393 1-1 1.000 6-6 1.000
Jun. 09, 1991
16. Lakers 82   Magic Johnson 22 6 11 0 0 2 4 44 6-13 .462 0-2 .000 10-10 1.000
Bulls 97   Michael Jordan 28 5 13 0 2 1 3 44 11-20 .550 0-1 .000 6-6 1.000
Jun. 12, 1991
17. Lakers 101   Magic Johnson 16 11 20 1 0 6 0 48 4-12 .333 2-6 .333 6-6 1.000
Bulls 108   Michael Jordan 30 4 10 5 2 6 1 48 12-23 .522 0-0 - 6-8 .750
1995-96 Season
Game
 
Player
Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Min
FG
%
3PT
%
FT
%
Feb. 02, 1996
18. Lakers 84   Magic Johnson 15 3 3 1 0 3 0 32 6-13 .462 2-3 .667 1-2 .500
Bulls 99   Michael Jordan 17 7 7 1 0 3 2 39 8-17 .471 0-0 - 1-1 1.000