Chicago Bulls’ History During Game 6s in Recent Memory

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Mar 28, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Tony Snell (20) drives past New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half at the United Center. Chicago won 111-80. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

1989 East Semis Game 6: Jordan drills two FTs before the final gun

Michael Jordan hit the series-winning shot in the Bulls’ first-round series against Cleveland, then ended the New York Knicks’ season six games later.

The Bulls split the first two games against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden, then won Games 3 and 4 at the old Chicago Stadium to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the second-seeded Knicks.

New York would force a Game 6 with a 121-114 victory in Game 5, but they simply set the stage for Jordan’s next chapter of heroics. In another close-out opportunity, the Bulls didn’t miss their chance, surviving at home, thanks to Jordan’s two free throws with four seconds left.

Jordan finished Game 6 with 40 points on 14-of-22 shooting, dished out 10 assists, grabbed five rebounds and racked up two steals in a 113-111 Bulls win.

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