MJ, Bulls Win 6th!

Chicago 4, Utah 2
Game 1: Jazz, 88-85
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Game 2: Bulls, 93-88
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Game 3: Bulls, 96-54
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Game 4: Bulls, 86-82
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Game 5: Jazz, 83-81
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Game 6: Bulls, 87-86
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Michael Jordan, voted NBA Finals MVP for the sixth time, scored 16 of his 45 points in the fourth quarter, including the game-winning jumper with 5.2 seconds left, as Chicago beat Utah 87-86 in Sunday's Game 6 of the Finals to take the series 4-2. It was the Bulls' third straight NBA Championship and sixth in eight years. Karl Malone's 31 points led the Jazz.

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Michael Jordan knocks down the game-winning jumper.
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MJ says this title is "the toughest one we've ever won."
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  R E L A T E D
Postgame quotes: Michael Jordan | Other Bulls | Jazz
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Bulls Run Again
Relive the Bulls' thrilling ride to their third straight NBA title, and sixth in eight years, with NBA.com's Bulls Championship photo gallery, featuring 13 images from the 1998 NBA Playoffs and Finals by four of the NBA's top photographers.

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Celebrate the Bulls' sixth title with Six Times as Sweet, the official commemorative book of the 1998 NBA Finals.

NBA Video's UnforgettaBulls chronicles the Bulls' run to their sixth NBA championship.

Beyond the Box Score
IBM's Advanced Scout system unearthed several keys to Chicago's win over the Utah Jazz. The presence of Dennis Rodman, the defense on Karl Malone and the play of Ron Harper were all factors in the Bulls' victory.

  R E L A T E D
With another NBA title, the Bulls added more fodder to the debate -- which team is the best in NBA history?

Jordan: Never Better
The Chicago Tribune says that while Michael Jordan's will, experience and devotion to conditioning help keep him at the top of his game, it is MJ's peerless physical skills which set him apart from the pack.

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From the NBA Theater: 25 game-winning shots from Michael Jordan's career.

The Un-Bull-ievable '90s
Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune thanks the Bulls for the many memories from their run of six titles in eight years.

  R E L A T E D
Chicago Sun-Times: Pain, sweat and tears: Scottie Pippen's emotional Game 6.

Get Championship Stuff!
Be the first on your block with a Bulls 1998 NBA Championship T-shirt or cap! NBA Championship stuff is now available in the NBA Store!

Chat / Mailbox Spotlight
Read three sets of mailbox answers from Bulls team personnel, including a player (Bill Wennington), the public address announcer (Ray Clay) and the team ballboys (Brian Smetana and Chris Mott).

NBA.commentator Steve Kerr explained what it's like to play alongside Dennis Rodman, while Utah's Jacque Vaughn revealed what Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan had to say after a 42-point loss in Game 3.

In a live chat on Friday, NBA on NBC analyst Ahmad Rashad critiqued Michael Jordan's golf game and piano-playing ability.

Bulls forward Scott Burrell talked about his famous teammates and his first championship run in a live chat Tuesday.


Malone Weighs In With 39
An off-day at the weigh station was apparently just what Karl Malone needed to clear his head prior to his 39-point outburst in Game 5, writes the Chicago Tribune.

MJ Nearly Launched by Rockets
Sam Smith of the Chicago Tribune speculates on what might have been if the Houston Rockets had traded Ralph Sampson for the right to draft Michael Jordan back in 1984.

Sloan Still Bullheaded
The Chicago Sun-Times says that Jazz Coach Jerry Sloan, a Bulls star in the '60s and '70s, will always have a soft spot in his heart for Chicago.

Two of a Kind
Bulls stars Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen are among the most dynamic duos in the world of sport.

Q&A with Phil Jackson
Phil Jackson recently sat down to discuss the final running of the Bulls under his expert guidance. Jackson talked about his future plans and the Bulls' place in history.

Favorite Finals Features
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Michael Jordan / Phil Jackson
Michael Jordan and Bulls Coach Phil Jackson hoist their Finals MVP and NBA Championship trophies for the sixth time.

Launch the Bulls Celebration Photo Gallery!

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John Stockton's last-second three just misses, and the Bulls celebrate a sixth title.
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"Once you get in the moment you know you're there. Things start to move slowly, you start to see the court very well. When I saw the moment of opportunity -- when (Bryon) Russell reached -- I took advantage of that moment."
-- Michael Jordan gives his Zen Buddhist interpretation of his title-winning shot

FINALS POLL

Records set or tied during 1998 Finals

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