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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- DALLAS 25 29 23 28 105 CHICAGO 31 23 30 27 111 FINAL


DALLAS (105) AT CHICAGO (111)

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

SCOTT F 44 7-17 2-2 1 5 6 1 5 2 0 18 FINLEY F 45 7-23 6-8 1 2 3 2 3 2 3 23 BRADLEY C 26 8-15 2-2 6 4 10 0 4 0 1 18 DAVIS G 29 2-7 0-0 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 4 PACK G 24 3-9 2-4 1 0 1 4 2 4 1 8 GREEN 24 2-4 1-2 0 7 7 1 1 0 0 5 WALKER 21 2-4 1-1 1 4 5 0 0 0 0 5 WELLS 3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 2 REEVES 24 5-7 11-13 1 2 3 3 4 0 2 22 ANSTEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION MUURSEPP DNP - COACH'S DECISION RILEY DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 37-87 25-32 11 26 37 14 29 8 8 105 (.425) (.781) TEAM REBS: 11 TOTAL TO: 9(12 PTS)

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

KUKOC F 37 7-13 5-6 2 1 3 6 3 0 2 19 BURRELL F 29 3-7 0-0 2 3 5 0 3 0 1 8 RODMAN C 41 1-7 9-12 11 16 27 8 5 0 3 11 HARPER G 27 4-11 7-9 1 5 6 4 5 2 2 15 JORDAN G 41 16-29 9-11 1 6 7 0 1 0 2 41 WENNINGTON 12 2-6 0-0 0 2 2 0 3 0 1 4 BROWN 18 1-3 2-2 1 3 4 2 1 1 2 4 KERR 24 2-5 1-1 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 7 BUECHLER 6 0-2 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 CAFFEY 4 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 KLEINE 1 0-0 2-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 LONGLEY DNP - FLU

TOTALS 240 36-84 35-43 19 37 56 24 22 4 13 111 (.429) (.814) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 14(17 PTS)

DALLAS 25 29 23 28 - 105 CHICAGO 31 23 30 27 - 111

BLOCKED SHOTS: DALLAS - FINLEY 2, BRADLEY. CHICAGO - JORDAN 2, BURRELL. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: DALLAS 6-13 (.462), SCOTT 2-3, FINLEY 3-6, BRADLEY 0-1, DAVIS 0-1, PACK 0-1, REEVES 1-1. CHICAGO 4-12 (.333), KUKOC 0-2, BURRELL 2-4, HARPER 0-1, JORDAN 0-1, KERR 2-4. TECHNICALS: NONE. OFFICIALS: VIOLET PALMER, TOMMY NUNEZ, BLANE REICHELT. A - 23,712. T - 2:19.


DALLAS (105) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Scott 44 7-17 2-2 1-6 1 5 18 Finley 45 7-23 6-8 1-3 2 3 23 Bradley 26 8-15 2-2 6-10 0 4 18 Davis 29 2-7 0-0 0-2 3 4 4 Pack 24 3-9 2-4 1-1 4 2 8 Green 24 2-4 1-2 0-7 1 1 5 Walker 21 2-4 1-1 1-5 0 0 5 Wells 3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 6 2 Reeves 24 5-7 11-13 1-3 3 4 22 Anstey DNP - coach's decision Muursepp DNP - coach's decision Riley DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 37-87 25-32 11-37 14 29 105 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.425, FT-.781. 3-Point Goals: 6-13, .462 (Scott 2-3, Finley 3-6, Bradley 0-1, Davis 0-1, Pack 0-1, Reeves 1-1). Team rebounds: 11. Blocked shots: 3 (Finley 2, Bradley). Turnovers: 9 (Finley 3, Reeves 2, Bradley, Davis, Pack). Steals: 8 (Pack 4, Finley 2, Scott 2).

CHICAGO (111) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Kukoc 37 7-13 5-6 2-3 6 3 19 Burrell 29 3-7 0-0 2-5 0 3 8 Rodman 41 1-7 9-12 11-27 8 5 11 Harper 27 4-11 7-9 1-6 4 5 15 Jordan 41 16-29 9-11 1-7 0 1 41 Wennington 12 2-6 0-0 0-2 0 3 4 Brown 18 1-3 2-2 1-4 2 1 4 Kerr 24 2-5 1-1 0-0 4 1 7 Buechler 6 0-2 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 Caffey 4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Kleine 1 0-0 2-2 0-1 0 0 2 Longley DNP - flu _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-84 35-43 19-56 24 22 111 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.429, FT-.814. 3-Point Goals: 4-12, .333 (Kukoc 0-2, Burrell 2-4, Harper 0-1, Jordan 0-1, Kerr 2-4). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 3 (Jordan 2, Burrell). Turnovers: 14 (Rodman 3, Brown 2, Harper 2, Jordan 2, Kukoc 2, Burrell, Wennington). Steals: 4 (Harper 2, Brown, Kerr). ____________________________________________ Dallas 25 29 23 28 - 105 Chicago 31 23 30 27 - 111 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: None. Flagrant fouls: None. A: 23,712. T: 2:19. Officials: Violet Palmer, Tommy Nunez, Blane Reichelt.


GAME RECAP

Michael Jordan scored 41 points and tied a record held by Hall-of-Famer Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dennis Rodman pulled down 27 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls won their eighth straight game, 111-105 over the Dallas Mavericks, who have lost 12 in a row.

Coming off a 47-point explosion Saturday against Atlanta, Jordan stayed hot. He was 16-of-29 from the field and again eclipsed 40 points without a three-pointer, sinking 9-of-11 free throws. He has 186 career 40-point games, including 34 in the playoffs.

Jordan's free throw with 2:32 left in the first quarter gave him 10 points and double figures for the 787th straight game, tying Abdul-Jabbar for the longest such streak in NBA history. Jordan will try to break the record Tuesday at Minnesota.

Rodman, who grabbed a league season-high 29 rebounds Saturday, also had 11 points and a team-high eight assists as he fell just two shy of a triple-double. He started at center in place of the flu-ridden Luc Longley and often was matched up against 7-6 Shawn Bradley, who is 10 inches taller.

"We expected this team to come in and play us hard," Jordan said. "They knew that we were going to be weak in the middle without Longley in the game. But Dennis did a great job of standing his ground and giving us another outstanding effort."

"This was a fun game for us offensively, but it was unpleasant from a defensive end," Bulls coach Phil Jackson said. "The Mavericks penetrated the lane against us and they broke down our middle interior defense. Without the outstanding efforts from Michael and Rodman, we would not have won."

A 38 percent free-throw shooter, Rodman was 9-of-12 from the line. He was harassed throughout the game by Mavericks rookie Bubba Wells, who broke a 41-year-old NBA record by fouling out in just three minutes. Dick Harley of Syracuse was disqualified in five minutes on March 12th, 1956.

"I really think Dennis stepped up his game by shooting well from the free-throw line," Jackson said. "I knew without Longley in the lineup that (Mavericks coach Don) Nelson would foul Dennis. Dennis made them pay for it."

"We had a good gameplan except for Rodman's free throws," said Nelson. "The problem was that he made them. The strategy was that he wouldn't hit them."

Michael Finley scored 23 points and Khalid Reeves added 22 for the Mavericks, who have lost six in a row to the Bulls. Bradley returned after missing a month with a calf strain and had 18 points and 10 rebounds.

"It was fun being out there on the court again," Bradley said. "I felt pretty strong and was able to give what I consider good minutes for the team."

Jordan scored 15 points in the first half, which ended in a 54-54 tie. Dennis Scott kept Dallas in it with 16 of his 18 points before halftime.

A basket by Chicago native Finley gave the Mavs a 68-66 lead with 6:03 left in the third quarter. Ron Harper scored four points and Jordan had a three-point play before a basket by Toni Kukoc capped a 9-1 burst that gave the Bulls the lead for good at 75-69 with 4:05 remaining.

Dallas responded with an 8-3 run to pull within a point, but Rodman made four straight foul shots and and Jordan had a layup as Chicago took an 84-77 advantage to the final period.

A 10-footer by Harper gave the Bulls their largest lead at 103-91 with 3:36 to go. Reeves scored seven points in a 14-5 spurt that cut the deficit to three points with seven seconds left, but Jordan made a free throw and Joe Kleine added two for the final margin.

Kukoc scored 19 points and Harper added 15 for the Bulls, who shot 43 percent (36-of-84) from the field and held a 56-37 advantage on the glass. Jordan grabbed seven rebounds. The Mavs shot 42.5 percent (37-of-87).

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