Jordan had 39, also in the second half, in a game against Milwaukee in 1989.
"Don't compare me to him," Butler said. "I don't want to be compared to him because then people are going to think I've got to do what he did. I'm trying, but we're nowhere near the same player."
One of Jordan's teammates was pretty impressed, though.
"What a performance by @JimmyButler. You don't see individual efforts like this too often," Scottie Pippen said on Twitter.
Butler shot 14 for 19 in the final two quarters after a one-for-four start. Pau Gasol had his 17th double-double of the season with 19 points and 13 rebounds as Chicago won its fourth straight, beating Toronto for the second time in a week and a seventh consecutive time overall.
DeMar DeRozan led the way for the Raptors with 24 points.
Portland 112, at Denver 106:
at New York 111, Atlanta 97:
Miami 97, at Washington 75: