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No. 2: 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

Michael Jordan had a first half for the ages in Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals, setting a Finals record with 35 points (previously held by Elgin Baylor, who scored 33 in a half in 1962) and tying the Finals record for most threes made in an entire game with six.
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Jordan shrugs after hitting sixth three in first half of Finals opener

NBA Finals | Game 1
Bulls 122, Portland Trail Blazers 89

Box score

SI cover The Sports Illustrated cover on June 15, 1992 read: "Yesss! Michael's Bulls shoot it out with Portland."

June 3, 1992 (Chicago Stadium) — Michael Jordan did his famous shrug to the TV crew, which included analyst Magic Johnson, after hitting his sixth three pointer in the first half.

Jordan scored 35 points in the half and the Bulls went on to a 122-89 destruction of the Trail Blazers to take Game 1 of the 1992 NBA Finals.

The back story was many were saying Portland’s Clyde Drexler should have been MVP that season instead of Jordan, the player, by the way, the Trail Blazers passed on in the 1984 draft because they had Drexler.

Jordan did all his scoring damage while being guarded by Drexler, putting his own exclamation point on the rivalry. He finished with a game-high 39 points on 16 of 27 shooting, including six of ten from behind the arc, as well as 11 assists.

Scottie Pippen added a near triple-double with 24 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds.

>> Top 20 moments of the 1991-92 season: No. 1 - Pippen leads comeback as Bulls clinch back-to-back titles
>> 1991-92 Chicago Bulls: Back-to-back champions

1991-92 Chicago Bulls championship season

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