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NBA FINAL IN 2ND OT

1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH OT 2OT TOTAL --- --- --- --- --- --- ----- SAN ANTONIO 29 16 12 16 6 4 83 CHICAGO 15 20 18 20 6 8 87 FINAL IN 2ND OT


SAN ANTONIO (83) AT CHICAGO (87) - FINAL IN 2ND OT

SAN ANTONIO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

DUNCAN F 46 8-14 3-6 6 16 22 0 4 0 4 19 ELLIOTT F 43 2-10 0-1 0 2 2 1 3 0 5 4 ROBINSON C 48 8-20 5-6 1 11 12 6 5 0 6 21 DEL NEGRO G 24 4-7 0-0 1 3 4 3 2 1 1 8 JOHNSON G 45 5-13 2-2 1 3 4 5 3 1 3 12 M WILLIAMS 23 2-6 0-1 1 5 6 3 6 1 0 4 ALEXANDER 13 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 W PERDUE 15 3-5 1-2 2 3 5 0 2 1 0 7 HERRERA 7 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 JACKSON 25 1-7 4-5 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 6 GEARY 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ROSE DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 290 34-85 15-23 12 44 56 23 31 6 23 83 (.400) (.652) TEAM REBS: 14 TOTAL TO: 24(24 PTS)

CHICAGO REBOUNDS PLAYER POS MIN FGM-FGA FTM-FTA OFF-DEF-TOT AST PF ST TO PTS ====== === === ======= ======= =========== === == == == ===

CAFFEY F 12 0-1 1-2 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 1 HARPER F 36 2-9 1-2 2 3 5 4 3 1 0 5 LONGLEY C 46 5-12 7-8 4 5 9 2 6 0 5 17 JORDAN G 48 12-39 4-6 4 9 13 4 0 5 3 29 BROWN G 18 0-5 0-0 2 0 2 2 1 2 1 0 RODMAN 46 1-10 1-4 10 12 22 1 6 1 2 3 KERR 42 4-12 0-0 1 0 1 3 2 1 0 10 KLEINE 10 2-4 1-2 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 5 KUKOC 19 5-13 0-0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 11 BUECHLER 13 2-3 0-0 0 2 2 3 2 2 1 6 BURRELL DNP - COACH'S DECISION WENNINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 290 33-108 15-24 26 34 60 21 27 12 13 87 (.306) (.625) TEAM REBS: 13 TOTAL TO: 14(9 PTS)

SAN ANTONIO 29 16 12 16 6 4 - 83 CHICAGO 15 20 18 20 6 8 - 87

BLOCKED SHOTS: SAN ANTONIO - ROBINSON 4, DUNCAN, JOHNSON. CHICAGO - LONGLEY 6, JORDAN 2, HARPER. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: SAN ANTONIO 0-7 (.000), DUNCAN 0-1, ELLIOTT 0-3, ALEXANDER 0-1, JACKSON 0-2. CHICAGO 6-17 (.353), HARPER 0-3, JORDAN 1-4, KERR 2-5, KUKOC 1-3, BUECHLER 2-2. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - KUKOC, RODMAN. OFFICIALS: HUE HOLLINS, DERRICK STAFFORD, SCOTT WALL. A - 23,868. T - 2:53.


SAN ANTONIO (83) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Duncan 46 8-14 3-6 6-22 0 4 19 Elliott 43 2-10 0-1 0-2 1 3 4 Robinson 48 8-20 5-6 1-12 6 5 21 Del Negro 24 4-7 0-0 1-4 3 2 8 Johnson 45 5-13 2-2 1-4 5 3 12 M Williams 23 2-6 0-1 1-6 3 6 4 Alexander 13 0-2 0-0 0-1 4 1 0 W Perdue 15 3-5 1-2 2-5 0 2 7 Herrera 7 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 2 Jackson 25 1-7 4-5 0-0 1 4 6 Geary 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Rose DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 290 34-85 15-23 12-56 23 31 83 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.400, FT-.652. 3-Point Goals: 0-7, .000 (Duncan 0-1, Elliott 0-3, Alexander 0-1, Jackson 0-2). Team rebounds: 14. Blocked shots: 6 (Robinson 4, Duncan, Johnson). Turnovers: 24 (Robinson 6, Elliott 5, Duncan 4, Johnson 3, Alexander 2, Del Negro, Herrera, Jackson). Steals: 6 (Jackson 2, Del Negro, Johnson, M Williams, W Perdue).

CHICAGO (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Caffey 12 0-1 1-2 1-2 1 4 1 Harper 36 2-9 1-2 2-5 4 3 5 Longley 46 5-12 7-8 4-9 2 6 17 Jordan 48 12-39 4-6 4-13 4 0 29 Brown 18 0-5 0-0 2-2 2 1 0 Rodman 46 1-10 1-4 10-22 1 6 3 Kerr 42 4-12 0-0 1-1 3 2 10 Kleine 10 2-4 1-2 0-1 1 2 5 Kukoc 19 5-13 0-0 2-3 0 1 11 Buechler 13 2-3 0-0 0-2 3 2 6 Burrell DNP - coach's decision Wennington DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 29033-108 15-24 26-60 21 27 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.306, FT-.625. 3-Point Goals: 6-17, .353 (Harper 0-3, Jordan 1-4, Kerr 2-5, Kukoc 1-3, Buechler 2-2). Team rebounds: 13. Blocked shots: 9 (Longley 6, Jordan 2, Harper). Turnovers: 14 (Longley 5, Jordan 3, Rodman 2, Brown, Buechler, Kukoc). Steals: 12 (Jordan 5, Brown 2, Buechler 2, Harper, Kerr, Rodman). ______________________________________________________ San Antonio 29 16 12 16 6 4 - 83 Chicago 15 20 18 20 6 8 - 87 ______________________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 2 (Kukoc, 12:00 4th; Rodman, 2:14 2nd OT). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 23,868. T: 2:53. Officials: Hue Hollins, Derrick Stafford, Scott Wall.


GAME RECAP

Michael Jordan scored 29 points and made the final basket of regulation, overtime and double overtime, lifting the Chicago Bulls to an 87-83 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.

Jordan shot just 12-of-39 from the field, including some awful misses. But he made his shots when they counted, burying his first three-pointer of the season as time expired in regulation and a tying jumper with 22 seconds to go in the first extra session.

"We were lucky to win that game," Jordan said. "Nobody could get a shot off. San Antonio shut down the inside completely and I could never find my jump shot. I shot almost 40 times and I was lucky to make I think 12 of them."

With the Bulls clinging to an 83-82 lead in the final minute, Jordan sprung for a 15-footer from the left corner with 32 seconds left. The teams traded free throws thereafter as Chicago (2-1) held on for its second straight win.

Former Spur Dennis Rodman grabbed 22 rebounds before fouling out and Jordan added 13 for the Bulls, who overcame a 16-point second-quarter deficit and 31 percent shooting (33-of-108).

"Well, if you like the defensive side of the game, you enjoyed tonight's ballgame," Chicago coach Phil Jackson said. "It's very rare when you take over 100 shots and make less than one-third of them that you win a game. I credit our tenacious defense and Dennis' rebounding with the victory."

David Robinson collected 21 points and 12 rebounds and rookie sensation Tim Duncan added 19 and 22 for the Spurs, who managed just 54 points over the final 46 minutes and lost their fifth consecutive meeting with Chicago.

San Antonio, which shot 40 percent (34-of-85), had won its first two games.

"I thought it was a hell of a defensive struggle for both sides," San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich said. "When you hold another team to 30 percent from the floor, you know you've done a great job, especially when they're the world champions. I give them credit, they found a way to win. That's why they are the best."

Two free throws by Avery Johnson gave the Spurs a 73-70 lead with 16 seconds left in regulation. Jordan and Toni Kukoc missed three-pointers before Jordan corraled a loose ball on the left wing and drilled the tying three-pointer as the horn sounded.

Baskets by Jordan and Steve Kerr opened the first extra session, but Duncan dunked and Jaren Jackson tied it at 77-77 with two free throws with 3:18 remaining.

A foul-line jumper by Robinson gave the Spurs the lead with 2:19 to play, but the Spurs could not capitalize on empty possessions by the Bulls and another jumper by Jordan tied it, 79-79, with 22 seconds left. Johnson missed a wild runner, sending Chicago to its first double-overtime game since April 22nd, 1994 against Boston.

The Bulls again jumped out quickly as Luc Longley and Ron Harper scored for an 83-79 edge with 3:03 left. Robinson dunked and was bodied hard by Rodman, who drew a technical foul. Jackson made the foul shot, cutting the deficit to 83-82 with 2:15 to play.

For the second straight game, the Bulls saw their opponent score the first six points. But unlike Saturday against Philadelphia, Chicago watched San Antonio continue to pour it on. Duncan had seven points and Robinson six as the Spurs opened a 29-15 lead after one quarter.

Chicago's poor shooting was punctuated by Jordan, who hit only backboard on a three-pointer and the side of the board from the right corner on consecutive possessions. He had an airball from the right corner in the third period.

A hook by Robinson gave San Antonio its largest lead at 31-15 in the opening minute of the second period. Chicago cut the deficit to 45-35 at halftime without any help from Jordan, who was held scoreless in the quarter.

"I don't think they took our shots away as much as we just missed when we had opportunities," Duncan said. "We can take a lot of positives out of this. We played right with them for the whole game and two overtimes. Next time we play them we can use this and hopefully things will go our way."

But Jordan came out firing in the second half. He had 12 points in a 13-3 run that began the third period and tied it 48-48 with 6:05 left. The Spurs regrouped and took a 57-53 lead into the fourth quarter.

Luc Longley had 17 points, nine rebounds and six blocks and Toni Kukoc added 11 points for the Bulls, who held a 60-56 advantage on the boards.

Johnson scored 12 points for the Spurs, who had 24 turnovers and were 0-for-7 from three-point range.

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