24 October 2020

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Classic Game Reviews: NBA 1998 Finals Game 6.

In 1998 the NBA Finals was the Chicago Bulls vs the Utah Jazz. The Bulls were already up 3-2 at this point in the series so they needed a win or they would face a 2nd finals loss to the Bulls in their second consecutive season facing them in the finals.

Karl Malone played 43 minutes for the Jazz and he scored 31 points, grabbed 11 total assists securing himself a double-double, and dished out 7 assists. John Stockton played for 33 minutes and shot 40% from the field making 4 out of his 10 shots scoring just 10 points. He got 5 assists and 3 rebounds.

Scottie Pippen played 26 minutes for the Chicago Bulls and shot 4-7 from the field scoring 8 points. He also fished out 4 assists, stole the ball twice, got a block and grabbed 3 boards. Dennis Rodman played 39 minutes and scored 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds.

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Michael Jordan had 44 minutes of game time in which he got 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 steals and 45 points shooting 15-35 from the field and 3-7 from 3-point range. Jordan hit the game winning shot which put the Bulls up 87-86 with 5.2 seconds left for the Jazz to make a play.

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Video of Michael Jordan’s game winning shot:

The Bulls would end up winning this game and therefore the series giving Michael Jordan his 6th NBA championship. The Finals Most Valuable Player award went to Jordan as well.

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