Here’s the game which was removed a while ago. If I recall correctly, this is a different broadcast than Hoops so there shouldn’t be a problem. January 21, 1997 —————— OK, you know the story. A few days before this game, Jeff Van Gundy says in a radio interview that Jordan sometimes tries to “con” his opponents by befriending them off the court only to torch them on it. Well, Jordan sees Van Gundy’s words on chicago newspapers and… the rest is in the video. That aside, Bulls have some major problems coming into this game. Harper is injured and Rodman is suspended for kicking a cameraman. Randy Brown and Jason Caffey are the Bulls starters along with Jordan, Pippen and Longley. Here are some interesting facts about the game: * Knicks were the #1 defensive team in the NBA in 1996-97, measured by points allowed per 100 possessions. Jordan had another 50 point game this season which was against Miami Heat. Not surprisingly, Miami was the #2 defensive team that year. * In addition to scoring 58% of Bulls points, Jordan also guards Allan Houston in the entire game and totally frustrates him. Houston misses 12 of his first 13 shots. (Finishes with 5-18). * Bulls score 14 points in the 4th quarter. Jordan scores 12 of them and assists on the other two, a dunk by Caffey. * Jordan shoots 18-for-30 (60%) from the floor. The rest of the team are 16-for-46 (35%). * Jordan goes 5-for-8 from 3-point range. The other Bulls are 3-for-17 from beyond the arc. * Pippen scores …
With a 3-1 series lead, the chicago Bulls looked primed to win their sixth championship on their home court. But Utah’s Karl Malone had other ideas. Malone hit 17 of 27 shots for a game-high 39 points and led the Jazz to a tight 83-81 win. Michael Jordan scored 28 points, but hit just 9 of 26 shots. Toni Kucoc led the Bulls with 30 points on 11 of 13 shooting. No other Bull scored in double figures. Scottie Pippen scored just 6 points on 2 of 16 shooting. The Jazz win forced a sixth game back in Utah. NOTE: My DVD cut off just before the end of the game. Sorry about the abrupt ending.
OK so this is the first of 3 Houston games coming to you… stay tuned, RIGHT HERE!! 30 January, 1992. chicago at Houston. For a long time… I’ve avoided putting this game up because.. well, you’ll see. It’s just soooo annoying. For so many reasons. But it’s also really cool.. for ONE reason! I don’t wanna spoil anything. So that’s all I’ll say.
The chicago Bulls beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to win their first championship. That night – on June 12, 1991 – Jordan had 30 points and 10 assists. Magic had a triple double with 16 points 20 assists and 11 rebounds – he would go on to announce his retirement a few months later before the beginning of the next season. That would be the last time these two living legends would meet on an NBA court. Until now… The date is February 2, 1996. The Bulls are 40-3 coming into the Great Western Forum and riding a 17-game winning streak. This is Magic’s second game after coming out of retirement. The first one against Golden State went well. But Michael and the Bulls are something entirely different!
Los Angeles Lakers guard Shannon Brown talks with MOUTHPIECESPORTS personality Meghan Brennan on coming back home to chicago to play against the Bulls, Kobe Bryant’s status for the game and his new tattoos.
February 18, 1997. Denver Nuggets visit The United Center in chicago. Scottie drops a career high 47! It coulda been 50+ if the game wasn’t a blowout. Nobody’s put this on YouTube yet so this one’s for you Pip!