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No. 16: Top 20 moments of the 1991-92 season

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Chicago Bulls’ second NBA championship, Bulls.com counts down the top 20 moments from the 1991-92 season

Jordan connected on 16 of 39 shots from the field en route to 40 points, along with eight rebounds, seven assists and three steals in leading the Bulls to their 12th victory in 14 games to start the 1991-92 season.
(Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE/Getty Images)

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Jordan scores 40 as Bulls outlast
Blazers in Finals preview

Regular season game #14
Bulls 116, Portland Trail Blazers 114 (2OT)

Box score

November 29, 1991 (Portland) — Michael Jordan led all scorers with 40 points and Scottie Pippen recorded 28, 11 rebounds and eight assists in a 116-114 Bulls’ double-overtime win in Portland, which unbeknownst to everyone then was something of a harbinger of that season’s NBA Finals.

The Bulls opened the season 1-2 amidst gambling questions surrounding Michael Jordan and a controversy regarding a White House visit. But the Bulls swept the November Western Conference road trip with six straight wins in what would be a 14-game overall winning streak that led to a 37-5 start of the season that also included a 13-game winning streak.

Many have argued the 1991-92 group was the greatest Bulls team ever. It won 67 games, but this was a team that had Jordan and Pippen at their athletic peaks, which wasn’t the case when Jordan returned in 1995 and the Bulls won 72 games.

>> Top 20 moments of the 1991-92 season: No. 15 - Hodges claims third straight three-point title
>> 1991-92 Chicago Bulls: Back-to-back champions

1991-92 Chicago Bulls championship season

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