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 scores 40 as Bulls outlast
Blazers in Finals preview
Regular season game #14
Bulls 116, Portland Trail Blazers 114 (2OT)
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.
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