The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992-1993 NBA season, featuring the Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, and the Phoenix Suns, winners of 62 games and led by regular season MVP Charles Barkley. The Bulls became the first team since the legendary Boston Celtics of the 1960s to win three consecutive championship titles, clinching the "three-peat" with John Paxson's game-winning 3-pointer that gave them a 99-98 victory in Game 6.
|Game||Date||Home Team||Result||Road Team|
|Game 1||June 9||Phoenix||100-92||Chicago|
|Game 2||June 11||Phoenix||111-108||Chicago|
|Game 3||June 13||Chicago||121-129 (3ot)||Phoenix|
|Game 4||June 16||Chicago||111-105||Phoenix|
|Game 5||June 18||Chicago||98-108||Phoenix|
|Game 6||June 20||Phoenix||98-99||Chicago|
Bulls win series 4-2
The Bulls had 100-92 and 111-108 wins in Games 1 and 2, heading home up 2-0. But the Suns responded with a dramatic 129-121 triple overtime victory in Game 3. The triple overtime game was the first since Game 5 of the 1976 NBA Finals, also involving the Suns.
In Game 4, Michael Jordan was unstoppable, scoring 55 points at Chicago Stadium and making a tough driving layup late in the game while getting fouled. The Bulls won 111-105.
The Suns never trailed in a 108-98 Game 5 win on the road to head home for Game 6 down 3-2.
The Bulls got off to a good start in Game 6 but struggled in the fourth quarter, wasting a double-digit lead to trail 98-94. Michael Jordan made a layup to cut the margin to 2 points, and the Suns missed a shot on their next possession. Trailing 98-96 and facing a Game 7 on the road if they lost that day, John Paxson took a pass from Horace Grant and buried a three pointer with 3.9 seconds left, giving the Bulls a 99-98 lead. The victory was secured by a last-second block from Horace Grant.
1992 NBA Finals
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1994 NBA Finals
- Michael Jordan, who averaged a Finals-record 41.0 PPG during the six game series, became the first player in NBA history to win three straight NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Awards. He joined Magic Johnson as the only other player to win the award three times. The NBA started awarding the Finals MVP in 1969.