Pippen leads comeback as Bulls clinch back-to-back titles
NBA Finals | Game 6 Bulls 97, Portland Trail Blazers 93 * NBA Finals clincher
The Sports Illustrated cover on June 22, 1992 read: "How Sweet It Is: Michael Jordan and the Bulls smoke the Blazers to repeat as champions."
June 14, 1992 (Chicago Stadium) — Before the Bulls could claim back-to-back championships, they first had to rally from a 15-point fourth quarter deficit. And it was a group of reserves playing with Scottie Pippen who turned the game around.
Little used Bobby Hansen recorded a three and a steal, Scott Williams had a pair of blocks, and B.J. Armstrong with four assists and a jumper to cut the deficit to five almost midway through the quarter set the stage for Michael Jordan’s return.
Jordan then scored 12 of the team’s last 17 points for a 97-93 victory. Jordan led all scorers with 33 points, while Pippen added 26.
After winning the 1991 championship on the road, the Bulls got to celebrate with their fans, as players scaled the scoring tables to salute the crowd of 18,676. Traffic was tied up downtown as spontaneous celebrations broke out into the wee hours from the Chicago Stadium to North Michigan Avenue.
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