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NBA FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL --- --- --- --- ----- CHICAGO 20 22 26 22 90 NEW YORK 22 24 24 19 89 FINAL


CHICAGO (90) AT NEW YORK (89)

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

BURRELL F 21 3-5 3-4 1 2 3 0 1 2 0 10 RODMAN F 39 1-2 0-2 1 6 7 2 6 0 4 2 LONGLEY C 38 5-16 1-3 0 10 10 6 4 0 2 11 HARPER G 32 7-13 1-2 0 2 2 4 1 2 1 15 JORDAN G 41 17-33 9-10 1 3 4 2 3 3 1 44 KERR 34 1-3 1-1 0 2 2 3 3 0 1 4 BUECHLER 11 1-2 0-0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 BROWN 10 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 CAFFEY 14 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 KLEINE DNP - COACH'S DECISION KUKOC DNP - FLU WENNINGTON DNP - COACH'S DECISION

TOTALS 240 36-77 15-22 3 28 31 18 21 7 11 90 (.468) (.682) TEAM REBS: 17 TOTAL TO: 12(25 PTS)

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

OAKLEY F 40 6-9 2-2 2 11 13 1 5 1 0 14 JOHNSON F 38 4-10 6-7 1 6 7 2 5 0 2 14 DUDLEY C 18 1-2 0-0 1 1 2 0 3 0 1 2 HOUSTON G 32 8-17 2-2 0 2 2 3 4 0 6 19 WARD G 20 1-5 2-2 0 2 2 5 1 0 4 4 B WILLIAMS 16 1-3 0-0 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 2 MILLS 26 6-12 2-2 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 14 STARKS 22 3-10 4-4 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 12 CHILDS 28 2-7 4-4 0 5 5 4 0 0 0 8 BOWIE DNP - COACH'S DECISION GRANDISON DNP - COACH'S DECISION H WILLIAMS DNP - NOT WITH TEAM - PERSONAL

TOTALS 240 32-75 22-23 6 31 37 18 24 1 14 89 (.427) (.957) TEAM REBS: 7 TOTAL TO: 15(14 PTS)

CHICAGO 20 22 26 22 - 90 NEW YORK 22 24 24 19 - 89

BLOCKED SHOTS: CHICAGO - BURRELL, RODMAN, JORDAN, BUECHLER. NEW YORK - DUDLEY 3, JOHNSON, HOUSTON. 3-PT. FIELD GOALS: CHICAGO 3-9 (.333), BURRELL 1-2, HARPER 0-2, JORDAN 1-4, KERR 1-1. NEW YORK 3-11 (.273), JOHNSON 0-1, HOUSTON 1-1, WARD 0-1, MILLS 0-2, STARKS 2-3, CHILDS 0-3. TECHNICALS: CHICAGO - RODMAN, HEAD COACH JACKSON, NEW YORK - JOHNSON. OFFICIALS: STEVE JAVIE, JIM CLARK, WOODY MAYFIELD. A - 19,763. T - 2:25.


CHICAGO (90) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Burrell 21 3-5 3-4 1-3 0 1 10 Rodman 39 1-2 0-2 1-7 2 6 2 Longley 38 5-16 1-3 0-10 6 4 11 Harper 32 7-13 1-2 0-2 4 1 15 Jordan 41 17-33 9-10 1-4 2 3 44 Kerr 34 1-3 1-1 0-2 3 3 4 Buechler 11 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 Brown 10 0-1 0-0 0-2 0 2 0 Caffey 14 1-2 0-0 0-1 0 0 2 Kleine DNP - coach's decision Kukoc DNP - flu Wennington DNP - coach's decision _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 36-77 15-22 3-31 18 21 90 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.468, FT-.682. 3-Point Goals: 3-9, .333 (Burrell 1-2, Harper 0-2, Jordan 1-4, Kerr 1-1). Team rebounds: 17. Blocked shots: 4 (Burrell, Rodman, Jordan, Buechler). Turnovers: 12 (Rodman 4, Longley 2, Brown, Caffey, Harper, Jordan, Kerr). Steals: 7 (Jordan 3, Burrell 2, Harper 2).

NEW YORK (89) fg ft rb min m-a m-a o-t a pf tp Oakley 40 6-9 2-2 2-13 1 5 14 Johnson 38 4-10 6-7 1-7 2 5 14 Dudley 18 1-2 0-0 1-2 0 3 2 Houston 32 8-17 2-2 0-2 3 4 19 Ward 20 1-5 2-2 0-2 5 1 4 B Williams 16 1-3 0-0 1-2 0 2 2 Mills 26 6-12 2-2 1-4 1 1 14 Starks 22 3-10 4-4 0-0 2 3 12 Childs 28 2-7 4-4 0-5 4 0 8 Bowie DNP - coach's decision Grandison DNP - coach's decision H Williams DNP - not with team - personal _______________________________________________ TOTALS 240 32-75 22-23 6-37 18 24 89 _______________________________________________

Percentages: FG-.427, FT-.957. 3-Point Goals: 3-11, .273 (Johnson 0-1, Houston 1-1, Ward 0-1, Mills 0-2, Starks 2-3, Childs 0-3). Team rebounds: 7. Blocked shots: 5 (Dudley 3, Johnson, Houston). Turnovers: 15 (Houston 6, Ward 4, Johnson 2, Dudley, Starks). Steals: 1 (Oakley). ____________________________________________ Chicago 20 22 26 22 - 90 New York 22 24 24 19 - 89 ____________________________________________ Technical fouls: Chicago 2 (Rodman, 2:51 3rd; Head Coach Jackson, 12:00 4th). New York 1 (Johnson, 5:59 4th). Flagrant fouls: New York 1 (Starks, 9:36 4th). A: 19,763. T: 2:25. Officials: Steve Javie, Jim Clark, Woody Mayfield.


GAME RECAP

Michael Jordan scored 14 of his 44 points in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead three-point play with a minute to go, as the Chicago Bulls again demoralized the New York Knicks with a 90-89 victory.

Ron Harper scored seven of his 15 points in the fourth quarter for the Bulls, who held the Knicks to three points over the last four minutes and survived as Chris Childs missed a three-pointer in the final seconds. Coming off a 27-point loss at Miami on Wednesday, Chicago won for the 12th time in 14 games.

"Overall, it was a big win coming off the game in Miami," said Jordan. "It's the first time (actually second) we beat a team over .500 (on the road). It's definitely a big win for us to build upon."

With the Bulls trailing 88-87, Jordan drove the left baseline, scored and was fouled. His free throw gave the Bulls a 90-88 lead, which turned out to be enough when Larry Johnson made just 1-of-2 free throws 12 seconds later. The Knicks had made their first 21 foul shots until Johnson's miss.

Jordan missed a three-pointer and teammate Scott Burrell grabbed the rebound. Burrell's three-pointer was blocked by Allan Houston with 11 seconds left and the Knicks came upcourt without calling a timeout.

Childs, who made a game-winning layup in overtime against New Jersey on Wednesday, stopped at the right wing and launched his three-pointer, which bounced off the front of the rim. Harper grabbed the rebound and flung it to the air as time expired.

"We wanted to run it in transition and give your point guard the decision on the break -- kick it ahead, take it himself or enter it into the post," Knicks coach Jeff Van Gundy said. "He missed it and that's how it is. You make or miss in this league, to win or lose. Last game we made and won. Tonight we missed and lost."

"I got the rebound and I knew that it took a lot of time off the clock," Childs said. "I think when I caught it there was seven seconds left and I heard Jeff say go. So I took it down and was looking for Larry. But Michael sagged into his lap and the shot was there. I thought it was in, but I missed it."

Jordan was surprised by the turn of events in the final seconds.

"I was shocked (they didn't call timeout)," he said. "When Childs had the ball I thought he'd penetrate and get fouled. I laid off him and he thought he could make the three-pointer."

Luc Longley added 11 points and 10 rebounds for the Bulls, who were without Toni Kukoc in addition to All-Star forward Scottie Pippen, who has been sidelined all season. Kukoc has the flu.

Houston scored 19 points and Johnson, Charles Oakley and Chris Mills added 14 apiece for the Knicks, who fell to 4-4 without injured All-Star center Patrick Ewing and 0-2 against Chicago this season.

Although both teams were missing star players, the game between the long-time rivals still had its share of drama, theatrics by Bulls forward Dennis Rodman and a familiar ending as Jordan again was too much for the Knicks, who had their chances to win.

"I am pleased with the effort, but I wasn't thrilled with the offense and defense at times, including down the stretch," Bulls coach Phil Jackson said. "Offensively, our shooting wasn't there and without the offensive rebounds Dennis usuually gives us, we struggled. We're coming on and starting to find our second wind."

A 10-footer by Houston gave the Knicks an 86-82 lead with 4:07 to go, but Harper, who earlier took a tumble on his back, made a finger-roll layup and forced a turnover by Houston. His free throw cut the deficit to 86-85 with 2:56 left.

Harper stole the ball from Houston and went in for a spinning layup to give the Bulls the lead with 2:40 left. Johnson missed a layup and neither team scored until John Starks banked in a drive over Jordan with 1:16 remaining, giving New York its last lead.

"I was happy Ron came back," Jordan said. "He made key plays down the stretch and is an experienced veteran."

Starks, who scored 12 points despite a hamstring injury, made a three-pointer to end the third quarter and give the Knicks a 70-68 lead. About 2 1/2 minutes later, he was given a flagrant foul when he tripped Rodman, who missed both free throws.

Midway through the period, Rodman fouled Johnson, who shoved back and received a technical foul. But Johnson completed a three-point play as he fouled out Rodman 44 seconds later, giving the Knicks an 84-80 edge.

Burrell scored 10 points for the Bulls, who shot 47 percent (36-of-77) from the field and were beaten on the boards, 37-31. Jordan was 17-of-33 from the field in his fifth 40-point game of the season. Rodman, who leads the NBA with 15.7 rebounds per game, grabbed just seven.

Oakley pulled down 13 rebounds for the Knicks, who shot 43 percent (32-of-75) and made 22-of-23 free throws.

Houston matched Jordan's eight first-quarter points as New York opened a 22-20 lead. Both players added seven more in the second quarter, when the Knicks opened an eight-point bulge before settling for a 46-42 advantage.

But Houston was scoreless in the third period, when Jordan scored 15 points, mostly on jumpers. His three-pointer gave Chicago a 68-65 lead with 38 seconds left.

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