No. 17: Top 20 moments of the 1991-92 season

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

Bulls fall to Malone and the Jazz
in an epic battle

Regular season game #47
Utah Jazz 126, Bulls 123 (3OT)

Box score

February 3, 1992 (Salt Lake City) — The Bulls lost, 126-123, in Salt Lake City to the Utah Jazz. But it was in three overtimes with Michael Jordan being ejected at the close and then suspended for bumping a referee. It was a slugfest reminiscent of a great heavyweight fight, with both teams landing huge blows to take the game into the extra sessions.

Jordan and Karl Malone scored 34 points apiece, but it was Jordan sending the game into double overtime with a three. It finally ended with a foul call against Jordan with a half second left in a tie game in the third overtime. Jordan, who also finished with 13 rebounds and eight assists, then got two technical fouls and was ejected in a frenzied, breathless Delta Center.

Scottie Pippen recorded 26 points and 13 rebounds, while Horace Grant added 20 points and 13 rebounds for the Bulls, who dropped to 39-8.

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1991-92 Chicago Bulls championship season