Chicago 4, Utah 2

Game 1: at Chi. 84, Utah 82
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Game 2: at Chi. 97, Utah 85
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Game 3: at Utah 104, Chi. 93
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Game 4: at Utah 78, Chi. 73
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Game 5: Chi. 90, at Utah 88
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Game 6: at Chi. 90, Utah 86
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Playoffs Bracket
Playoffs at a Glance

"Everybody in the gym knew it was coming to me, but I looked at Steve and said, 'This is your chance.' "
-- Michael Jordan on his words in the huddle before Steve Kerr hit the game-winning shot for the Bulls

Nets assistant coach Don Casey's play diagrams and animations:
Chicago's triangle offense
Utah's basic sets

Listen to live audio coverage of all Finals games in English and Spanish via ESPNET SportsZone

Michael Jordan photo
Finals MVP Michael Jordan is featured with teammate Scottie Pippen in a special Finals photo gallery.

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More Game 6 multimedia:
theater | photo gallery

Bulls Reign:

Steve Kerr hit the game-winning jumper in the final seconds as the Chicago Bulls won their fifth NBA Championship in seven years, beating the Utah Jazz 90-86 in Friday's Game 6 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Finals MVP Michael Jordan's 39 points led the Bulls.
Jordan finds Kerr for the game-winner.
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Postgame Q&A; with MJ
The Chicago Sun-Times says Kerr was John Paxson-like in the clutch.
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The Bulls will represent the NBA in the McDonald's Championship, October 16-18 in Paris.

More Game 6
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the Bulls never detoured from the road to their fifth championship.
Postgame notes
Listen to an audio session of players and coaches from the postgame interview room.
Postgame quotes: Bulls | Jazz
Postgame notes

Jazz Legacy
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the Stockton-Malone era in Utah will be remembered as one of fierce effort and determination.
The Chicago Sun-Times says that once again in Game 6, the Jazz didn't go down without a fight.
Salt Lake City welcomed the Utah Jazz home with an all-out homecoming, according to the Salt Lake City Tribune.

Get Championship Stuff!
Get Chicago Bulls championship stuff, now available in the store! Don't miss out on the official Locker Room Cap and T-shirt Bulls players wore immediately after their Game 6 series-clinching victory. You can also still get great NBA Finals stuff, including official hats, T-shirts, programs, pins and more.

Take a look at our Finals Quoteboards, as some members of the Bulls and Jazz answered the following questions:
How did you pick your jersey number?
What's your favorite pregame meal?
If you had your own cologne,
what would it smell like?

Chat/Mailbox Spotlight
Bill Wennington NBA.commentators:
Team mailboxes:
Read answers: Bulls | Jazz
Luc Longley Chat: Bulls' center Luc Longley answered several questions from his native Australia.

Chat: Utah's Greg Foster reacted to Stockton's gutsy full-court pass and to being included in a David Letterman skit.

Chat: Chicago's Jud Buechler spoke about MJ's game-winner and getting books from Phil Jackson.

More Finals chats & mailboxes


Sloan & Sidekick
From the Salt Lake Tribune: McLeansboro, Illinois is Jerry Sloan country.
Also: Sloan has been friends with trusted assistant Phil Johnson for more than 25 years.

Game 5: Michael's Will
Weakened by a stomach flu, Michael Jordan heroically lifted the Bulls to the brink of a title.
Postgame Q&A; with Michael: "I just kept pushing."

Game 4: Spotlight on Stockton
Even though he doesn't like the spotlight, John Stockton is the man after "The Pass" and a series of clutch plays late in Game 4.
Jazz owner Larry Miller made it just in time for Game 4's dramatic end.

Game 3: Live to Ride
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that pregame motorcycle rides have helped clear Karl Malone's mind.
Also: Malone found strength in returning home to Utah for Game 3.

Game 3: The Great Salt Party
Game 3 made for a night to remember in Salt Lake City, not only inside a frenzied Delta Center which gave new meaning to home court, but also across the street, where 4,000 people gathered outside for a game-watching public party.

Game 2: Game Time is MJ Time
From the Chicago Sun-Times: Game 2 was another Michael Jordan masterpiece.
Also: Bulls defense shuts down Utah's offensive machine.

Game 1: MJ's Game-Winner
The Chicago Sun-Times says Michael's latest miracle merely tops 'em all.
Also: How much longer will Jordan rule?

Offensive Masters
The Salt Lake Tribune reports on how both the Bulls and Jazz maximize the fundamentals of offensive basketball.


Records set and tied in 1997 NBA Finals

Finals History:
Champions and MVPs
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Utah welcomes the world media

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