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1991 Finals Game 3: Bulls take over in OT

When submitting your application for the most dominant Bulls team of the 1990s, before uttering the 72-win team from 1996, or an earlier iteration, the 67-win squad from 1992, consider the resume of the 1991 breakthrough team: winners of 31 of their last 38 regular season games; just two postseason losses (by a combined four points); and strings of four-straight playoff wins against each the Pistons and Lakers. In Game 3 of the Finals, they overcame a 13-point deficit in the second half, and absorbed losing Pippen to fouls late. Jordan’s pull-up over Vlade Divac measured high on degree of difficulty, forced overtime, and led to a dominant extra session that helped set up their first title.