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1992 Finals Game 2: Blazers storm Bulls in OT

Had the advanced metric existed to predict a probability score of a Portland win, one can’t help but wonder what it reached with 4:36 remaining in regulation. Clyde Drexler exited on fouls, and Chicago’s lead reached 10. Yet these Blazers, finalist in 1990, league’s top record in 1991, a genuine contender in 1992, found its resolve at a most inopportune time. A 15-5 burst to close the fourth, capped by a Kevin Duckworth score, forced overtime. In the extra session, Danny Ainge exploded for nine points, exceeding the Bulls’ total by himself, as Portland authored what remains among the most unexpected late-game turns in championship history.