No. 4: 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

Jordan, Pippen and Bulls throttle
Knicks in Game 7

Eastern Conference Semifinals | Game 7
Bulls 110, New York Knicks 81

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SI cover

Following the Game 7 win over the Knicks, the Bulls appeared on the May 25, 1992 cover of Sports Illustrated.

May 17, 1992 (Chicago Stadium) — The Bulls were taken to the brink by the thuggish tactics and slow, controlled play of the Knicks, nearly putting an end to the dynasty at just one season.

But Michael Jordan had a heart-to-heart talk seeking advice from his father, James, who urged him to come out aggressively to help embolden his teammates.

Jordan did, with 29 points in the first half on the way to 42, and also backing down Xavier McDaniel. Scottie Pippen also stood up to the brutish tactics of McDaniel and Anthony Mason, while adding his second career playoff triple-double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 11 assists.

The Bulls blew out the Knicks after halftime, outscoring them a combined 54-30 in the third and fourth quarters, for a 110-81 victory.

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1991-92 Chicago Bulls championship season