Chicago Bulls’ History During Game 6s in Recent Memory

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Apr 3, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Jimmy Butler (21) shoots against Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) during the game at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

1990 East Finals Game 6: Bulls force Game 7 with big win at home

The Bulls trailed their arch-nemesis, the Detroit Pistons, 3-2 in the 1990 Eastern Conference Finals.

With a loss, the season would end at the hands of the Pistons for the third straight year. Although the Bulls would eventually lose to Detroit, they went down swinging in a full seven-game series.

The Bulls were led by Michael Jordan‘s 29 points, but Game 6 was a complete team effort in their 109-91 victory over the Pistons.

Scottie Pippen and Craig Hodges each scored 19 points, while Horace Grant chipped in 10 points and 14 rebounds to help Jordan torch Detroit for 29 points on 11-of-20 shooting. The win for the Bulls was the 17th straight victory at home at the time.

God bless you, old Chicago Stadium.

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