No. 6: 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 and the Bulls fight back
in win over Knicks
Eastern Conference Semifinals | Game 3
Bulls 94, New York Knicks 86
May 9, 1992 (Madison Square Garden) — It was the game which symbolized the bitterness of the new rivalry between the Bulls and New York Knicks.
The Knicks took to mugging Michael Jordan like the Detroit Pistons had done, with Patrick Ewing and Xavier McDaniel combining to body slam Jordan and bloody his nose and face. Jordan would come back with cotton stuffed in his nose and score late over Ewing, then menacingly stand over Ewing and shake his fist at him.
Jordan turned that into a three-point play with the free throw to put the Bulls up seven with four minutes left, enabling the Bulls to hang on for the 94-86 victory and 2-1 series lead.
Jordan, who was so keyed up he missed a breakaway dunk as the ball ricocheted high off the rim, had 32 points and nine rebounds, while Scottie Pippen added 26.
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