Comcast SportsNet airing "Chicago Bulls Classics"
Chicago, IL (October 19, 2011) – Comcast SportsNet, the television home for the most games and most comprehensive coverage of the Chicago Bulls, will provide viewers with a special trip down memory lane beginning in November as the network has announced it will replay 15 “Chicago Bulls Classics” telecasts, which will include every championship-clinching game from each of the team’s six NBA titles.
Beginning Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m., this extraordinary, 15-week telecast schedule (hosted in-studio by Comcast SportsNet’s always-entertaining Bulls announcing tandem of Neil Funk & Stacey King) will look back at some of the greatest games in Bulls history, with every game featuring numerous highlight reel moments from Bulls legend/pro basketball Hall of Famer Michael Jordan.
Comcast SportsNet will televise the first of its 15 “Chicago Bulls Classics” on Wednesday night, November 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a game from February of 1987 that featured a young Jordan setting a new team regular season scoring record with 58 points. Additional games on Comcast SportsNet’s “Chicago Bulls Classics” schedule include Jordan’s “The Shot” over Craig Ehlo in ’89, his “shrug” 3-point barrage from Game 1 of the ’92 Finals, “The Shot II” against Cleveland from ’93, his double-nickel performance from MSG just days after his return to the NBA in ’95 – plus, the championship-clinching telecasts from each of the Bulls six NBA titles (’91 vs. LA Lakers, ’92 vs. Portland, ’93 vs. Phoenix, ’96 vs. Seattle, ’97 vs. Utah & ’98 vs. Utah). Note: These games will only be made available within Comcast SportsNet Chicago’s regular viewing territory.
“Chicago Bulls Classics” on Comcast SportsNet
Wednesday, November 2, 7:30 p.m. – February 26, 1987: New Jersey Nets at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 128-113)
Michael Jordan sets a new all-time Bulls scoring record with 58 points; also sets new Bulls record of 26-of-27 from the free throw line, including 19 straight; terrific post-game interview with the late Johnny “Red” Kerr asking MJ “What’s next?” The youthful Jordan’s response: “An NBA Championship.”
Wednesday, November 9, 7:30 p.m. – February 16, 1989: Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 117-116)
Jordan scores 27 of his 50 points in 4th quarter, including a 20-footer with one second remaining on the clock.
Tuesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m. – May 7, 1989: Rd. 1, Gm. 5 - Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (Bulls win 101-100)
“The Shot”: MJ hits game-winning shot at buzzer over Craig Ehlo giving the Bulls a huge first round upset against the Cavs.
Tuesday, November 22, 7:30 p.m. – June 12, 1991: NBA Finals, Gm. 5 - Chicago Bulls at LA Lakers (Bulls win 108-101)
Bulls celebrate first NBA Championship; Jordan scores 30 points, to go along with ten assists and five steals; coverage includes post-game locker room coverage of MJ clutching the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy with his father James Jordan at his side.
Wednesday, November 30, 7:30 p.m. – June 3, 1992: NBA Finals, Gm. 1 - Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 122-89)
Jordan’s infamous “shrug” told the story as he was six of ten from three-point range with 35 points in the first half.
Tuesday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. – June 14, 1992: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Portland Trail Blazers at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 97-93)
Bulls win back-to-back NBA titles and celebrate their first home court championship at Chicago Stadium.
Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. – May 17, 1993: Rd. 2, Gm. 4 - Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (Bulls win 103-101)
Jordan hits game-ending, series-clinching “Shot II,” reminiscent of his playoff series-clincher at Cleveland four years earlier.
Monday, December 19, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 24, 7:30 p.m. – May 31, 1993: E. Conf. Finals, Gm. 4 - New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 105-95)
On this Memorial Day telecast, MJ shines once again with a stellar 54-point performance that tied the series at 2-2.
Tuesday, December 27, 7:30 p.m. – June 16, 1993: NBA Finals, Gm. 4 - Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 111-105)
The Bulls go up 3-1 in the Finals against Sir Charles & the Suns as Jordan dominates with 55 points.
Sunday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. and Monday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. – June 20, 1993: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns (Bulls win 128-113)
John Paxson hits 3-point championship-winning shot with 3.9 seconds left, giving the Bulls their first “three-peat.”
Saturday, January 14, 7:30 p.m. and Monday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. – March 28, 1995: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (Bulls win 113-111)
In just his fifth game back from retirement, #45 Jordan scores 55 points and sets up Bill Wennington for a game-winning slam dunk at the famed Madison Square Garden.
Monday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. and Friday, January 20, 12:30 p.m. – June 16, 1996: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Seattle SuperSonics at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 87-75)
Bulls cap off record-breaking 72-10 regular season by downing the Sonics at the United Center for their 4th NBA title.
Monday, January 23, 7:30 p.m. and Friday, January 27, 12:30 p.m. – June 11, 1997: NBA Finals, Gm. 5 - Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (Bulls win 90-88)
A flu-stricken, yet determined Michael Jordan scores a game-high 38 points, giving the Bulls a 3-2 Finals series edge.
Monday, January 30, 7:30 p.m. – June 13, 1997: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 90-86)
Steve Kerr scores a 17-footer with five seconds left in the 4th quarter, followed by Toni Kukoc cementing the deal with a slam dunk with 0.6 seconds left, as the Bulls send the UC crowd into delirium winning their 5th NBA title.
Sunday, February 5, 7:30 p.m. – June 14, 1998: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (Bulls win 87-86)
Jordan hits historic game-winning shot as the Bulls clinch their sixth NBA Championship; MJ finishes with 45 points in his final appearance in a Bulls uniform; named NBA Finals MVP for the sixth time.
All times are Central Time; schedule subject to change (updated 12.16.2011)