Jordan defends Drexler

No. 5: 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 scores 46 as Bulls take 3-2 series lead over Blazers

NBA Finals | Game 5
Bulls 119, Portland Trail Blazers 106

Box score

June 12, 1992 (Portland) — It figured to be the Blazers’ last big chance, with the best of seven series tied 2-2 and one more game in Portland. Michael Jordan was questioned by the media for playing golf on the day off between games, but it quickly became evident it was a bad idea to challenge him.

Jordan finished with 46 points, the most ever scored against a Portland team in the playoffs, and the Bulls captured a 119-106 victory, moving just one game away from a second straight title.

Scottie Pippen just missed a triple-double, adding 24 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, while John Paxson scored 12 for the Bulls, who jumped out to a 39-26 lead after the first quarter and never looked back.

>> Top 20 moments of the 1991-92 season: No. 4 - Jordan, Pippen and Bulls throttle Knicks in Game 7
>> 1991-92 Chicago Bulls: Back-to-back champions

1991-92 Chicago Bulls championship season


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