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Encyclopedia > 1997 NBA Finals
1997 NBA Finals
Team Coach Wins
Chicago Bulls Phil Jackson 4
Utah Jazz Jerry Sloan 2
Dates: June 1 - June 13
MVP: Michael Jordan
(Chicago Bulls)
Television: NBC (U.S.)
Announcers: Marv Albert, Matt Guokas, and Bill Walton
Referees:
Game 1: Dan Crawford, Bill Oakes, and Ed T. Rush
Game 2:
Game 3:
Game 4:
Game 5: Game 5:
Game 6: Game 6:
Hall of Famers: Coaches:
Phil Jackson (2007)
Eastern Finals: Bulls defeat Heat, 4-1
Western Finals: Jazz defeat Rockets, 4-2
NBA Finals
 < 1996 1998 > 

The 1997 NBA Finals was the concluding series of the 1997 NBA Playoffs that determined the champion of the 1996–97 NBA season. The Utah Jazz of the Western Conference took on the Chicago Bulls of the Eastern Conference for the title, with the Bulls holding home court advantage. The series was played under a best-of-seven format, so the first team to collect four game victories wins the series. This article is about the professional basketball team. ... This article is about the basketball coach. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company television network from 1990 to 2002. ... A sportscaster is an announcer on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ... Matthew George Matt Guokas (born February 25, 1944 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former pro basketball player and coach. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a retired American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... A college basketball official from a 2008 game between Division II teams Lake Superior State University and Northern Michigan University In Basketball, an official is a person who the has responsibility to enforce the rules and maintain the order of the game. ... Dan Crawford (born November 23, 1953 in Chicago, Illinois) is a professional basketball referee in the National Basketball Association (NBA) since 1984-85 NBA season. ... Ed T. Rush Edward Carl T. Rush (born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) was a professional basketball referee from 1966 to 1998 in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 28 seasons and three seasons in the American Basketball Association (ABA). ... For Womens Basketball Hall of Fame, see Womens Basketball Hall of Fame. ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... The National Basketball Association Conference Finals occur at the conclusion of the NBA Playoffs when the final four teams in the Eastern and Western Conferences face off. ... Logo of the NBA Finals. ... Official 1996 NBA Finals logo. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1997 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1996-1997 season. ... The 1996-97 NBA season was the 51st season of the National Basketball Association. ... The Utah Jazz is a professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Western Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... This article is about the professional basketball team. ... The Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association is made up of fifteen teams, and organized in three divisions of five teams each. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... There are several different playoff formats used in various levels of competition in sports and games. ...


The Bulls won the series 4 games to 2. For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Bulls guard Michael Jordan was named the Most Valuable Player of the series. The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... 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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Background

In the 1996–97 season, Michael Jordan led the Bulls to a 69–13 record. The Bulls reached the Finals after sweeping the Washington Bullets, and defeating both the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat four games to one. In 1996–97, Utah was led by John Stockton and Karl Malone, posting a franchise best 64–18 record. They reached the NBA Finals for the first time ever after sweeping the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round, winning over the Los Angeles Lakers 4–1, and Houston Rockets 4–2 to meet the Bulls in the Finals. A clutch three-pointer at the buzzer by John Stockton over Charles Barkley in Game 6 of the 1997 Western Conference Finals sent the Jazz to the NBA Finals. This shot remains one of the highlight shots of the Jazz franchise. Washington Bullets may refer to either the former name of the Washington Wizards basketball team or the song by The Clash, Washington Bullets (song). ... The Atlanta Hawks are an American professional basketball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Miami Heat (known as the HEAT [in all capital letters] on official team publications) is a professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida, United States. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Clippers redirects here. ... The Los Angeles Lakers are a National Basketball Association (NBA) team based in Los Angeles, California. ... The Houston Rockets are an American professional basketball team based in Houston, Texas. ... This article is about the basketball player. ...


The series between the Bulls and Jazz featured two of the more memorable clutch efforts of Michael Jordan's career. He won Game 1 for the Bulls with a buzzer-beating jump shot. The Jazz would eventually fight the first four games to a 2–2 tie. In Game 5, Jordan scored 38 points despite suffering from a stomach virus that had rendered him feverish and dehydrated at the start of the game as the Bulls pulled out a 90-88 win at the Delta Center. The Bulls went home up 3-2 in the series and came from behind to win the contest 90–86 after Steve Kerr made the go-ahead basket, and then Scottie Pippen made a steal followed by when Toni Kukoč made the clinching dunk. The Bulls won the series in six games. Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player 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... Toni Kukoč (IPA: ) (born September 18, 1968 in Split, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia) is a retired Croatian basketball player. ...


Series scoring summary

The following scoring summary is written in a line score format, except that the quarter numbers are replaced by game numbers. In baseball, the totality of a game is summarized in a line score, or more verbosely in a box score. ...

Team Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Wins
Utah (West) 82 85 104 78 88 86 2
Chicago (East) 84 97 93 73 90 90 4

1997 NBA Finals roster

1997 Chicago Bulls Playoff roster

Head Coach:Phil Jackson
Michael Jordan | Scottie Pippen | Dennis Rodman | Luc Longley | Steve Kerr | Jason Caffey | Ron Harper | Toni Kukoc | Brian Williams | Randy Brown | Robert Parish | Jud Buechler | This article is about the basketball coach. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player 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... Dennis Keith Rodman (born May 13, 1961) is an American professional basketball player best known for his fierce defensive and rebounding ability, leading the National Basketball Association in rebounds per game for a record seven consecutive years and earning NBA All-Defensive First Team honors seven times, along with five... Lucien James Luc Longley (born January 19, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) is a former professional basketball player, and also the first Australian to play in the NBA. He attended college at the University of New Mexico. ... Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Jason Andre Caffey (born June 12, 1973 in Mobile, Alabama) is a former professional basketball player who won two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s. ... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6 ft 6 in (1. ... Toni Kukoč (born September 18, 1968 in Split, Croatia) is a renowned basketball player. ... Bison Dele (April 6, 1969 – disappeared July 7, 2002), formerly known as Brian Williams (full given name Brian Carson Williams), was an American professional basketball player who finished his career as a center for the NBAs Detroit Pistons. ... Randy Brown (born May 22, 1968, in Chicago, Illinois) is an American former professional basketball player. ... Robert Lee Parish (born August 30, 1953) in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a retired American basketball center. ... Judson Donald Buechler (born June 19, 1968 in San Diego, California) is a former professional basketball player. ...


1997 Utah Jazz Playoff roster

Head Coach:Jerry Sloan
Karl Malone | Jeff Hornacek | John Stockton | Bryon Russell | Antoine Carr | Greg Ostertag | Shandon Anderson | Howard Eisley | Chris Morris | Adam Keefe | Greg Foster | Stephen Howard | Gerald Eugene Sloan, better known as Jerry Sloan (born March 28, 1942), is an American National Basketball Association coach. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Jeffrey John Hornacek (IPA: ); (born May 3, 1963 in Elmhurst, Illinois) is a retired American basketball player who played at the shooting guard position in the NBA from 1986–2000. ... This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Bryon Demetrise Russell (born December 31, 1970 in San Bernardino, California), is a former basketball player in the NBA. During a NBA career that spanned most of the 1990s and into 2005, he played for the Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards and Los Angeles Lakers and was a key member of... Antoine Labotte Carr (born July 23, 1961) is a retired 16-year National Basketball Association journeyman player well known for the sunglass shades he wore onto the court. ... Gregory Donovan Ostertag (born March 6, 1973, in Dallas, Texas) is a retired American basketball player in the NBA, who spent most of his career with the Utah Jazz. ... Shandon Rodriguez Anderson (born December 31, 1973 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a professional basketball player in the NBA currently with the Miami Heat. ... Howard Eisley (born December 4, 1972 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the NBA. He played for the Boston College Eagles basketball team before being drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the second round (30th overall) in 1994. ... Christopher Vernard Morris (born January 20, 1966 in Atlanta, Georgia) is a former professional basketball player. ... Adam Thomas Keefe (born February 22, 1970 in Irvine, California) is a former power forward in the National Basketball Association. ... Greg Foster (born: April 4, 1958) in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America was a hurdling athlete. ... Stephen Christopher Howard (born March 7, 1970 ) in Dallas, Texas) is an American professional basketball player, formerly in the National Basketball Association. ...


Schedule

  • Game 1 - June 1, Sunday @Chicago, Chicago 84, Utah 82: Chicago leads series 1-0
  • Game 2 - June 4, Wednesday @Chicago, Chicago 97, Utah 85: Chicago leads series 2-0
  • Game 3 - June 6, Friday @Utah, Utah 104, Chicago 93: Chicago leads series 2-1
  • Game 4 - June 8, Sunday @Utah, Utah 78, Chicago 73: Series tied 2-2
  • Game 5 - June 11, Wednesday @Utah, Chicago 90, Utah 88: Chicago leads series 3-2
  • Game 6 - June 13, Friday @Chicago, Chicago 90, Utah 86: Chicago wins series 4-2

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Game 1

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Despite having a foot injury earlier, Scottie Pippen helped the Bulls to a 84-82 win over Utah on Sunday night. Pippen scored 27 points while Jordan scored 31. The Bulls trailed 79-78 in the fourth quarter, yet were able to come back after Pippen blocked Antoine Carr's jump shot and after an assist from Ron Harper when Pippen would make his third 3-pointer of the night. With the game tied, and only seconds remaining, Karl Malone, whose nickname was "The Mailman" (because "He delivers"), was fouled and had a chance to give the Jazz the lead. Scottie Pippen famously psyched him out by telling him "Just remember, The mail man doesn't deliver on Sundays, Karl." while Malone was at the free throw line. He missed both free throws and the Bulls rebounded and quickly called a time-out. With the game on the line, Chicago put the ball into the hands of Michael Jordan. M.J. dribbled out most of the waning seconds and then launched a 20 footer that swished in at the buzzer, as the Chicago Bulls took the first game of the 1997 NBA Finals. Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player 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... Ronald Harper (born January 20, 1964 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired American professional basketball player whose career spanned from 1986 to 2001 with four teams in the NBA. At 6 ft 6 in (1. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 18 24 22 18 82
Chicago 17 21 24 22 84

Game 2

Wednesday, June 4, at the United Center is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Chicago Bulls simply dominated Game 2. Jordan scored 38 points. After a hard fought first quarter, the Bulls took control of the game with a 12-0 run in the second quarter with Michael Jordan whipping a great pass to Scottie Pippen for a one handed dunk. The Jazz's 31 points in the first half was only one point above an NBA low. Karl Malone, who missed two key free throws in the last game, would have another bad night, going only 6 for 20 shooting. Dennis Rodman nailed a late 3-pointer to put the Bulls up 97-83. The game gave the Bulls a 2-0 lead.

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 20 11 28 26 85
Chicago 25 22 31 19 97

Game 3

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The Chicago Bulls would start off the first three quarters with mediocre play, despite Scottie Pippen tying the NBA Finals record with seven 3 pointers. Utah was led by Karl Malone who scored 37 points and had 10 rebounds. Chicago attempted a 4th quarter comeback, but ultimately Utah would win their first game of the series. The Jazz fans welcomed their proud Western Conferences champs with force. During the starting lineups of the Jazz, The Bulls players plugged their ears, due to the loud cheers and fireworks within the Delta Center. With the Bulls trailing by 24 points in the second quarter Michael Jordan threw down an alley oop slam which drew loud boos from the crowd.

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 22 23 15 33 93
Utah 31 30 15 27 104

Game 4

Sunday, June 8, at the Delta Center is the 159th day of the year (160th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Due to the extremely loud Jazz fans in game 3, Bulls Coach Phil Jackson wore a pair of ear plugs. A tight game with many lead changes throughout, the Jazz led by 5 at quarter time, trailed by 5 at halftime and the scores were tied going into the fourth quarter. The Bulls got back in front and late in the game Michael Jordan dunked to give the Bulls a 71-66 lead, but John Stockton made a massive 3-pointer at the top of the key to cut the Jazz' deficit to 71-69. Jordan made a jumper for the Bulls who took a 73-69 lead. The Jazz continued the fight back and pulled to within 1 when Stockton made 2 free throws. Then on the next possession John Stockton grabbed a rebound from a Jordan miss and threw a full court pass to Karl Malone for a layup which put the Jazz in front for the first time since early in the fourth quarter 74-73 which sent the crowd crazy. After some Bulls misses, Karl Malone made two free throws with 17 seconds left, despite taunting by Scottie Pippen to put the Jazz up by 3 points, helping them to tie the series. After Michael Jordan's 3-pointer which rattled in and out that would've tied the game for the Bulls, Stockton grabbed the rebound and threw another full court pass to Bryon Russell who escaped the intended foul and drove in and dunked in front of the roaring crowd. The Jazz had stolen the game with a 12-2 run. The Jazz fans grew so loud during the final moments of the game, that NBC Sports announcer Marv Albert was unable to be heard clearly or understand. The 78-73 score was one of the lowest scores in NBA Finals history. Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ...

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 16 24 16 17 73
Utah 21 14 21 22 78

Game 5: The Flu Game

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Game 5, often referred to as "The Flu Game", was one of Michael Jordan's most memorable. Just 24 hours earlier, on June 10, 1997, Michael Jordan woke up nauseated and sweating profusely. He hardly had the strength to sit up in bed and was diagnosed with a stomach virus or food poisoning. The Bulls trainers told Jordan that there was no way he could play in the game. The Jazz had just won two in a row to tie the series, and Chicago needed their leader in this critical swing game. Against all odds, Jordan rose from bed at 3:00 p.m., just in time for the 6:00 tip-off at the Delta Center. For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Foodborne illness or food poisoning is caused by consuming food contaminated with pathogenic bacteria, toxins, viruses, prions or parasites. ... Northwest side of the Delta Center The Delta Center is an indoor arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. ...


Jordan was visibly weak and pale as he stepped onto the court for Game Five. At first, he displayed no energy whatsoever, and John Stockton, along with reigning MVP Karl Malone, quickly led the Jazz to a 16-point lead. But in the second quarter, Jordan started to sink shots despite lacking his usual explosive speed and hardly being able to concentrate. He scored 17 points in the quarter as the Bulls hit the front with a furious rally before halftime. The Jazz though reclaimed their lead and pushed it to 8 points early in the fourth quarter. But the Bulls went on a 10-0 run to take the lead again and the game would remain tight the rest of the way. This article is about the professional basketball player. ... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...


Luc Longley and Scottie Pippen did their best to keep the Bulls in the game while Jordan was fatigued again in the third. But Jordan turned it on again, scoring 15 points in the fourth quarter. With less than a minute to go he was at the free throw line, he made the first but missed the second. But the Bulls got the offensive rebound and Jordan swished a three-point shot to put the Bulls up by three points with under a minute left. Chicago then withstood a late Utah push and held on for a narrow victory when John Stockton missed the first of two free throws in front of the stunned crowd with an exhausted sweat-soaked Jordan briefly throwing two fists into the air as the buzzer sound. Lucien James Luc Longley (born January 19, 1969 in Melbourne, Australia) is a former professional basketball player, and also the first Australian to play in the NBA. He attended college at the University of New Mexico. ... Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player 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...


Jordan finished the game with 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block. Malone was the highest-scoring Jazz player with 19 points but suffered from some dreadful shooting, throwing up an off balance airball on the possession prior to Jordan's big 3. Malone would finish the second half 1 for 6 from the field. Jordan stayed on the court for 44 minutes, resting for only four minutes while being perpetually at the brink of fainting. With only a few seconds remaining and the game finally at hand, Jordan collapsed into Scottie Pippen's arms.

  • Game Recap
  • Box Score
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 16 33 18 23 90
Utah 29 24 19 16 88

Game 6

Friday, June 13, at the United Center is the 164th day of the year (165th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Game 6 could simply be remembered as the Shandon Anderson blunder show. Anderson missed several easy layups that could have easily forced a game 7. Michael Jordan was not fully recovered from the flu, but was feeling much better and led the Bulls with 39 points. Chicago struggled in the first half scoring just 37 points and 9 of 27 from 2 point range With the Bulls struggling in the third quarter Michael Jordan dunked after a steal, bringing the crowd to its feet and Jud Buechler buried a great 3 point shot to help give the Bulls the momentum. The Bulls trailed by 9 points early in the fourth quarter but went on a 10-0 run to take their first lead since the opening minutes when Steve Kerr hit a 3-pointer, but the Jazz would regain the lead and the game will remain one possession until the final score. In the final minutes, Jordan's fadeaway on the baseline put the Bulls up by 3, before Bryon Russell hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 86-86. The two teams would fail to score on their next possessions. With 28 seconds left after Shandon Anderson missed a reverse layup, the Jazz expected Jordan to take the final shot. Instead, Jordan passed off to Steve Kerr, who hit a jumper with 5 seconds left to send the United Center crowd into a frenzy. The Jazz looked for one final shot to stay alive, but Scottie Pippen made a massive defensive play as he knocked away Bryon Russell's inbound pass intended for Shandon Anderson and was able to pass the ball over to Toni Kukoc, who dunked the final 2 points of the game before the roaring crowd to bring the Finals to an end. Afterwards, Jordan was named the NBA Finals MVP.

Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 23 21 26 16 86
Chicago 17 20 27 26 90

Quotes from the Finals

The Mailman doesn't deliver on Sundays.

Scottie Pippen, to Jazz power forward Karl Malone before he took two free throws near the end of the first game. Malone would miss both throws with under a minute left in the fourth quarter, allowing the Bulls to keep the game tied. Jordan's heroic last shot won the game for the Bulls. Scottie Maurice Pippen (born September 25, 1965 in Hamburg, Arkansas) is a former American professional basketball player 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... Karl Anthony Malone (born July 24, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...

MJ, top of the circle, against Russell. Michael hangs, fires...SCORES!! The Bulls win!! He knocked it in at the buzzer, Bulls win! How many times has he done that?

- Bulls announcer Neil Funk after Jordan's jumper at the buzzer gave Chicago an 84-82 win in Game 1 Neil Funk is the current radio play-by-play announcer for the National Basketball Associations Chicago Bulls. ...

Down to one, here's Jordan....YES!! It is all over! The Chicago Bulls have won at the buzzer in game 1 of the best of 7...

- NBC commentator Marv Albert during the aforementioned game Marv Albert (born Marvin Philip Aufrichtig on June 12, 1940, in Brooklyn, New York) is an American television and radio sportscaster, honored for his work as a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and is commonly referred to as the voice of basketball. ...

Stockton fires down to Malone....And the Jazz have taken a one point lead!

- Marv Albert on Stockton's key play in Game 4. The Jazz won this game to tie the series at 2.

A courageous, classic performance by the flu-ridden Michael Jordan.

- Marv Albert after Michael's improbable performance in Game 5, which gave the Bulls a 3-2 series lead.

Kerr, still with the dribble. Looking...dump to Pippen. Scottie, bumped by Shandon Anderson, hands it to Michael. Six seconds (on the shot clock)...five. Michael, in traffic, to Kerr. Fifteen-footer...YES!! He knocked it in! Kerr buried the jumper, five seconds left! The Bulls lead is two! Stevie Kerr knocked it in! He took the pass from Michael and stuffed the jumper! Wow!

- Neil Funk after Steve Kerr nailed a fifteen-foot jumper to give the Bulls an 88-86 lead in Game 6. The Bulls would win this game and their fifth NBA championship. Stephen Douglas Steve Kerr (born September 27, 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a retired American professional basketball player. ...

Trivia

  • The Bulls won their second straight title from their first three-peat in similar fashion, winning Games 5 and 6 with the series tied 2–2, and clinching the series at home, like they did in the 1992 NBA Finals series with the Portland Trailblazers.
  • Until 2008, this was the last time an Eastern Conference team had home-court advantage in the Finals.

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See also

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This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... The 2000 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1999-2000 National Basketball Association season. ... NBA Finals logo from NBA.com. ... The 2002 NBA Finals was the 56th championship round of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2003 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2002-03 NBA season. ... The 2004 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 2003-04 National Basketball Association season. ... Dates: June 9 - June 23 MVP: Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs) Television: ABC (U.S.) Announcers: Al Michaels and Hubie Brown Radio network: NBA on ESPN Radio Referees: Game 1: Mike Callahan, Ron Garretson, Steve Javie Game 2: Dan Crawford, Bernie Fryer, Jack Nies Game 3: Joe Crawford, Bob Delaney... The 2006 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2005-06 National Basketball Association season. ... The 2007 NBA Finals was the championship series of the 2006-07 National Basketball Association season, and was the conclusion of the 2007 NBA Playoffs. ... Dates: June 5 - TBD MVP: TBA Television: ABC (U.S.) TV announcers: Mike Breen, Mark Jackson and Jeff Van Gundy Radio network: ESPN Radio Radio announcers: Mike Tirico and Hubie Brown Referees: Game 1: TBD Game 2: TBD Game 3: TBD Game 4: TBD Eastern Finals: Detroit vs. ...

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The NBA Finals is the championship series of the National Basketball Association, played under a best-of-seven playoff format.
The 2006 NBA Finals were won by the Miami Heat, who defeated the Dallas Mavericks four games to two, with both teams making their NBA Finals debut.
The winner of the NBA Finals is presented the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy at the conclusion of the finals.
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