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Conference Finals
Chicago 4, Miami 1

Conference Semifinals
Chicago 4, Atlanta 1
Miami 4, New York 3

First Round
Chicago 3, Washington 0
Miami 3, Orlando 2
New York 3, Charlotte 0
Atlanta 3, Detroit 2


Conference Finals
Utah 4, Houston 2

Conference Semifinals
Utah 4, L.A. Lakers 1
Houston 4, Seattle 3

First Round
Utah 3, L.A. Clippers 0
L.A. Lakers 3, Portland 1
Houston 3, Minnesota 0
Seattle 3, Phoenix 2


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Bulls vs. Jazz:
One for the Ages

Relive NBA.com's extensive coverage of the fiercely competitive six-game series between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz in the 1997 NBA Finals.

Jazz, Finally!
John Stockton scored Utah's final nine points, including the game-winning, buzzer-beating three-pointer as the Jazz advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in the franchise's 23-year history, beating the Rockets 103-100 in Thursday's Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals.
Video: Stockton beats the buzzer and the Rockets. 942k avi | QuickTime
From the Salt Lake Tribune: Karl Malone and the Jazz were on a payback mission in Game 6.

Bulls Warm Up
The defending champion Chicago Bulls advanced to the 1997 NBA Finals for the fifth time in the past seven years with Wednesday's win over the Miami Heat. Ready for action on Sunday will be the Bulls' Scottie Pippen, who left the Heat game with an ankle injury.
Video: Jordan hits the fadeaway jumper, beating the first-half buzzer.
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EJ Tops True Champion Poll
Eddie Johnson's buzzer-beating three-pointer from the top of the key in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals lifted the Rockets over the Jazz and earned EJ your top vote in the True Champion Poll, presented by Champion.

Features


Making of an MVP
The Salt Lake Tribune found that Karl Malone's roots in Summerfield, La. built the strength and work ethic which resulted in his being voted MVP.

Malone Stamped Mailman
A sportswriter in Louisiana gave Karl Malone his nickname, and it stuck.

Hardaway Voted True Champ
Miami guard Tim Hardaway's pivotal fourth-quarter basket in Game 2 of the Knicks-Heat series earned your top vote for the Conference Semifinal round of the True Champion poll, presented by Champion.

Small Forward Plays Big
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the solid play of Bryon Russell has been a key to Utah's success.

Jordan on Jordan
In this interview with Michael Jordan, His Airness talks about life after basketball and his influence on the game.

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Notes


Records set and tied in 1997 NBA Playoffs

Historical notes & numbers on best-of-7 series

Top 10 single-game playoff scoring -- NBA and MJ

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