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Encyclopedia > 1992 NBA Finals

The 1992 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1991-92 NBA season. Logo of NBA Finals The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format. ... The 1991-92 NBA Season was the 46th season of the National Basketball Association. ...


Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls continued their dominance in the 1991-92 season, finishing with a 67-15 record. Jordan won his second consecutive MVP award with a 30.1/6.4/6.1 season. After a physical seven game series over the emerging New York Knicks in the second round and finishing off the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Conference Finals, the Bulls faced off against Clyde Drexler and the Portland Trail Blazers in the Finals. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The Chicago Bulls are a professional basketball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The New York Knicks, short for Knickerbockers, are a professional basketball team based in New York City. ... The Cleveland Cavaliers (also known as the Cavs) are a professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... The Portland Trail Blazers, or Blazers, are a professional basketball team based in Portland, Oregon. ...


In the 1991-92 campaign, the Blazers repeated as Pacific champions. They steamrolled through the Western Conference playoffs en route to the epic showdown with the Bulls. The 1992 NBA Finals would cement the reputations of both Michael Jordan and Clyde Drexler (placing the latter firmly in the former's shadow). The Pacific Division is a division in the Western Conference of the NBA. The current divisions have been active since the start of the 04-05 season. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ...


The media, hoping to recreate a Magic-Bird type rivalry in Jordan-Drexler, compared the two throughout the pre-Finals hype. Jordan responded to this by draining the six 3-pointers and scoring 35 points in the first half of Game 1, at one point even making an "I can't explain it either" gesture towards NBC commentator Magic Johnson at courtside. The Bulls would go on to win the game and the series in six games. During the playoffs, the Blazers' reputation as a "dumb" team—one which thrived on athleticism and emotion, rather than sound fundamentals—begin to take hold, especially in Game 6 wherein the Blazers gave up a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter against a lineup consisting mostly of Bulls reserves after dominating Chicago for most of the game. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Larry Joe Bird (born December 7, 1956)is an American former NBA basketball player, widely considered one of the greatest all around players, and perhaps the most clutch. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Michael Jordan was named Finals Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, to go with his sixth straight regular season scoring title. The NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award is presented to the National Basketball Association (NBA) player in the NBA Finals that is seen as contributing the most to the series. ...

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1992 NBA Finals Roster

1992 Chicago Bulls

Head Coach:Phil Jackson
Michael Jordan | Scottie Pippen | Horace Grant | John Paxson | BJ Armstrong | Bill Cartwright | Stacey King | Will Perdue | Craig Hodges | Cliff Levingston | Scott Williams | Bob Hansen | Chuck Nevitt | Phil Jackson as a coach of the Los Angeles Lakers Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is a National Basketball Association (NBA) coach and former player. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is an American former professional basketball star who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and is most remembered for leading the Chicago Bulls together with Michael Jordan to six championships and being one of the best all-around players... Horace Grant reaches the basket as a Chicago Bull Horace Junior Grant (born July 4, 1965 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American former professional basketball player. ... John Paxson John Paxson (born September 29, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired basketball player. ... Benjamin Roy Armstrong, Jr. ... Bill Cartwright shooting a basket. ... Ronald Stacey King (born 29 January 1967 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA) is a former NBA centre who won three consecutive championships with the Chicago Bulls from 1991 to 1993. ... Will Perdue is a former professional basketball player in the NBA. Following a college career at Vanderbilt University, he was selected by the Chicago Bulls, 11th overall in the 1988 NBA Draft. ... Craig Anthony Hodges (born June 27, 1960 in Park Forest, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player in the NBA. Hodges attended California State University, Long Beach before beginning a professional career that included playing for the San Diego Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Phoenix Suns, and Chicago Bulls. ... Clifford Eugene Levingston (born January 4, 1961 in San Diego, California) is a former NBA basketball player. ... Scott Williams is an American comic book artist and inker. ... Robert Louis Hansen II (also known as Bob (or Bobby) Hansen) (born January 18, 1961 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Chuck Nevitt (born June 13, 1959 Cortez, CO - ) was a center with a 9 year career from 1983, 1985-1990, 1992, 1994. ...


1992 Portland Trailblazers

Head Coach:Rick Adelman
Clyde Drexler | Terry Porter | Jerome Kersey | Clifford Robinson | Buck Williams | Danny Ainge | Kevin Duckworth | Alaa Abdelnaby | Robert Pack | Mark Bryant | Ennis Whatley | Lamont Strothers | Wayne Cooper | Richard Leonard Adelman (born June 16, 1946 in Lynwood, California, United States) is a former head basketball coach and player in the National Basketball Association. ... Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American former National Basketball Association shooting guard. ... Terry Porter (born April 8, 1963 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is a former NBA player and former head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. ... Jerome Kersey (born June 26, 1962 in Clarksville, Virginia) was a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association for a number of teams, but most notably for the Portland Trail Blazers. ... There have been several people named Clifford Robinson: Clifford William Robinson, American politician Clifford Trent Robinson - NBA basketball player whose career spanned from 1979 - 1991 Clifford Ralph Robinson - NBA basketball player whose career spanned from 1989 - current This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share... Charles Linwood Williams (born March 8, 1960 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina), better known as Buck, is a former American professional basketball player. ... Daniel Ray Ainge (born March 17, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is a former professional basketball and baseball player who starred in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings, Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns, and also in Major League Baseball for the Toronto Blue Jays. ... Kevin Jerome Duckworth, aka The Duck (born April 1, 1964 in Harvey, Illinois) is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association, most notably a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. ... Alaa Abdelnaby (b. ... Robert Pack is the name of: Robert Pack (athlete), (fl. ... Mark Craig Bryant (born April 25, 1965, in Glen Ridge, California) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1st round (21st overall pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft. ... Ennis Whatley (born August 11, 1962 in Birmingham, Alabama) is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Kansas City Kings in the 1st round (13th overall) of the 1983 NBA Draft. ... William Lamont Strothers (born May 10, 1968, in Nansemond County, Virginia) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Wayne Cooper (born November 16, 1956 in Milan, Georgia), is an American former professional basketball player who was selected by the Golden State Warriors in the 2nd round (40th overall) of the 1978 NBA Draft. ...


Series Summary

Game Date Home Team Result Road Team
Game 1 June 3 Chicago 122-89 Portland
Game 2 June 5 Chicago 115-104 (ot) Portland
Game 3 June 7 Portland 94-84 Chicago
Game 4 June 10 Portland 93-88 Chicago
Game 5 June 12 Portland 119-106 Chicago
Game 6 June 14 Chicago 97-93 Portland

Bulls win series 4-2


Trivia

Preceded by
1991 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
1992
Succeeded by
1993 NBA Finals

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