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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 23 34 17 13 87 PHILADELPHIA 20 22 19 19 80 FINAL


Box Score

CHICAGO (87) AT PHILADELPHIA (80)

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

PIPPEN F 39 5-13 4-4 0 3 3 4 2 1 6 14 KUKOC F 31 8-15 0-0 2 3 5 2 3 0 4 18 RODMAN C 34 0-2 2-2 7 10 17 3 4 0 4 2 JORDAN G 39 9-19 6-8 1 5 6 2 5 5 4 24 HARPER G 18 2-7 3-4 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 7 BURRELL 26 6-12 0-0 1 2 3 0 2 5 1 15 SIMPKINS 15 0-0 0-0 1 2 3 3 5 0 0 0 BROWN 14 0-3 1-2 2 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 KERR 24 2-6 1-1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 BUECHLER DNP - COACH'S DECISION KLEINE DNP - COACH'S DECISION WENNINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 32-77 17-21 15 26 41 18 24 13 20 87 (.416) (.810) TEAM REBS: 9 TOTAL TO: 22(19 PTS)

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

THOMAS F 24 3-6 1-2 0 2 2 0 3 1 1 7 COLEMAN F 41 8-16 3-4 2 4 6 2 3 0 3 20 RATLIFF C 36 3-6 4-4 4 5 9 0 3 4 1 10 MCKIE G 37 0-3 0-0 0 5 5 5 2 3 1 0 IVERSON G 41 4-17 9-12 3 3 6 6 2 1 7 18 DAVIS 16 3-5 1-2 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 7 SNOW 23 0-4 2-2 0 2 2 5 4 0 3 2 SMITH 19 6-7 4-6 1 3 4 0 3 0 2 16 PARKER 3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 BENJAMIN DNP - COACH'S DECISION S WILLIAMS DNP - COACH'S DECISION STEWART DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 27-65 24-32 10 25 35 19 21 10 20 80 (.415) (.750) TEAM REBS: 10 TOTAL TO: 23(33 PTS)

CHICAGO 23 34 17 13 - 87 PHILADELPHIA 20 22 19 19 - 80

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - KUKOC 2, PIPPEN, BURRELL. PHILADELPHIA - IVERSON 3, RATLIFF 2, COLEMAN 2, DAVIS. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 6-18 (.333), PIPPEN 0-4, KUKOC 2-4, JORDAN 0-2, BURRELL 3-6, KERR 1-2. PHILADELPHIA 2-8 (.250), COLEMAN 1-2, MCKIE 0-1, IVERSON 1-3, SNOW 0-1, PARKER 0-1. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - PIPPEN, PHILADELPHIA - ILLEGAL DEFENSE. OFFICIALS: DAVID JONES, RONNIE NUNN, KEVIN FEHR. A - 21,305. T - 2:15.


Agate Box Score

CHICAGO (87) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Pippen 39 5-13 4-4 0-3 4 2 14 Kukoc 31 8-15 0-0 2-5 2 3 18 Rodman 34 0-2 2-2 7-17 3 4 2 Jordan 39 9-19 6-8 1-6 2 5 24 Harper 18 2-7 3-4 1-2 1 1 7 Burrell 26 6-12 0-0 1-3 0 2 15 Simpkins 15 0-0 0-0 1-3 3 5 0 Brown 14 0-3 1-2 2-2 2 1 1 Kerr 24 2-6 1-1 0-0 1 1 6 Buechler DNP - coach's decision Kleine DNP - coach's decision Wennington DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-77 17-21 15-41 18 24 87 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.416, FT-.810. 3-Point Goals: 6-18, .333 (Pippen 0-4, Kukoc 2-4, Jordan 0-2, Burrell 3-6, Kerr 1-2). Team rebounds: 9. Blocked shots: 4 (Kukoc 2, Pippen, Burrell). Turnovers: 22 (Pippen 6, Jordan 4, Kukoc 4, Rodman 4, Burrell, Harper). Steals: 13 (Burrell 5, Jordan 5, Brown, Harper, Pippen).

PHILADELPHIA (80) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Thomas 24 3-6 1-2 0-2 0 3 7 Coleman 41 8-16 3-4 2-6 2 3 20 Ratliff 36 3-6 4-4 4-9 0 3 10 Mckie 37 0-3 0-0 0-5 5 2 0 Iverson 41 4-17 9-12 3-6 6 2 18 Davis 16 3-5 1-2 0-1 1 1 7 Snow 23 0-4 2-2 0-2 5 4 2 Smith 19 6-7 4-6 1-4 0 3 16 Parker 3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 Benjamin DNP - coach's decision S Williams DNP - coach's decision Stewart DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 27-65 24-32 10-35 19 21 80 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.415, FT-.750. 3-Point Goals: 2-8, .250 (Coleman 1-2, Mckie 0-1, Iverson 1-3, Snow 0-1, Parker 0-1). Team rebounds: 10. Blocked shots: 8 (Iverson 3, Ratliff 2, Coleman 2, Davis). Turnovers: 23 (Iverson 7, Coleman 3, Snow 3, Davis 2, Smith 2, Mckie, Ratliff, Thomas). Steals: 10 (Ratliff 4, Mckie 3, Davis, Iverson, Thomas). ____________________________________________ Chicago 23 34 17 13 - 87 Philadelphia 20 22 19 19 - 80 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 1 (Pippen, 7:08 4th). Philadelphia 1 (Illegal Defense, 7:08 4th). Flagrant fouls: None. A: 21,305. T: 2:15. Officials: David Jones, Ronnie Nunn, Kevin Fehr.


Game Recap

Michael Jordan scored 24 points and the Chicago Bulls withstood a fourth-quarter rally and stayed in the hunt for the league's best record with an 87-80 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers.

In front of a record crowd of 21,305 at the CoreStates Center, the Bulls improved to 61-20, one-half game behind the Utah Jazz (61-19), who visit Pheonix tonight. If Utah wins one of its two remaining games, it clinches the best record and homecourt advantage throughout the playoffs.

"We needed this win in the sense that we had lost two in a row and were pushing for the best overall record," Jordan said. "We can't concern ourselves with what Utah is doing. We can only worry about playing well and trying to find a rhythm going into the playoffs."

Toni Kukoc had 18 points and nine assists, Scott Burrell 15 off the bench and Dennis Rodman 17 rebounds for Chicago, which averted its first three-game losing streak with Jordan in the lineup since the outset of the 1990-91 season.

"Once we got the lead we kind of relaxed a little bit and didn't take care of the basketball," Jordan said. "They kept playing hard and got to within striking distance though we did the necessary things down the stretch."

Scottie Pippen, who missed Wednesday night's loss to Detroit with kidney stones, returned to Chicago's starting lineup and scored 14 points.

Trailing 74-61 entering the fourth quarter, the 76ers used a 10-1 burst and pulled within 79-73 on two free throws by Eric Snow with 3:49 remaining. The Sixers closed to 85-80 in the final minute on a free throw by Allen Iverson, but came no closer.

Derrick Coleman had 20 points and nine assists and Iverson scored 18 points for Philadelphia, which lost for the fourth straight time and had its four-game home winning streak snapped. Joe Smith had 16 points off the bench.

"I was hoping Michael would get 70 points and we would win," Philadelphia coach Larry Brown said. "That would've been perfect for me. I was disappointed for the first 28 minutes but the last part of the game I was pretty excited. We really competed hard and gave ourselves a chance. At first I would have to give us an F but the last 18 minutes I gave us an A+.

"I don't think I could be any more proud of the way we battled back and made it a game. I was worried this was going to be a 120-70 game. We got down and then I put in some guys with energy. They played together and all of a sudden we were back in the game."

Chicago turned 23 Philadelphia turnovers into 33 points while the Sixers converted 22 Bulls turnovers into 19 points. Chicago won the rebounding battle, 41-35.

"We got mired into a defensive rut there in the second half and they really stepped it up," Chicago coach Phil Jackson said. "We struggled from the field. I thought that Scott Burrell gave us a good game off the bench. We won the board battle and that was a big deal for us.

"Tomorrrow's game with New York is one more and then we start looking for the rest of the real season, so to speak. These guys know it and they're pacing themselves a little bit. It's a game in which there'll be a big focus as far as the last regular-season game for these guys. It's a Knick rivalry and we had them as the final game last year. I think it's a good warmup for the playoffs."

The crowd was the largest ever in Pennsylvania to watch an indoor sporting event. The Sixers also established a single-season attendance record of 655,417 in 41 games, breaking the mark of 646,788 set during their championship season of 1982-83.

The Sixers took their last lead, 17-15, at the 2:20 mark of the opening quarter on Coleman's 17-footer. The Bulls answered with an 8-3 spurt to close the quarter, with Burrell opening it with a three-pointer and Ron Harper closing it with a driving layup to make it 23-20.

Chicago scored the first eight points of the second quarter on a fast-break dunk by Burrell and back-to-back three-pointers from Kukoc to extend its lead to 31-20. The Bulls took their biggest lead of the half, 57-42, on Jordan's running jumper with 26 seconds remaining.

The Bulls also started the second half fast, scoring the first seven points of the third quarter, with Jordan accounting for five, to move ahead 64-42 with 9:30 left.

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