|Eastern Finals:||Bulls defeat Heat, 4–1|
|Western Finals:||Jazz defeat Rockets, 4–2|
The 1997 NBA Finals was the concluding series of the 1997 NBA Playoffs that determined the champion of the 1996–97 NBA season.
The Western Conference champion Utah Jazz took on the defending NBA champion and Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls for the title, with the Bulls holding home court advantage. The series were played under a best-of-seven format, with the first 2 games in Chicago, the next 3 games in Salt Lake City, and the last 2 games in Chicago.
The Bulls and Jazz won a combined 133 regular season games, second most in Finals history. Until 2016, the 1997 NBA Finals was the last to feature teams that won a total of at least 130 regular season games.
1997 NBA Playoffs
|Utah Jazz (Western Conference Champion)||Chicago Bulls (Eastern Conference Champion)|
1st Midwest, 1st West, 2nd Overall
|Regular season||69–13 (.841)
1st Central, 1st East, 1st Overall
|Defeated the (8) Los Angeles Clippers, 3–0||First Round||Defeated the (8) Washington Bullets, 3–0|
|Defeated the (4) Los Angeles Lakers, 4–1||Conference Semifinals||Defeated the (4) Atlanta Hawks, 4–1|
|Defeated the (3) Houston Rockets, 4–2||Conference Finals||Defeated the (2) Miami Heat, 4–1|
|Game||Date||Home Team||Result||Road Team|
|Game 1||June 1||Chicago||84–82||Utah|
|Game 2||June 4||Chicago||97–85||Utah|
|Game 3||June 6||Utah||104–93||Chicago|
|Game 4||June 8||Utah||78–73||Chicago|
|Game 5||June 11||Utah||88–90||Chicago|
|Game 6||June 13||Chicago||90–86||Utah|