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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.

Series Summary

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

Games 1-3

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.

Game 4

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.

Game 5

The Suns never trailed in a 108-98 Game 5 win on the road to head home for Game 6 down 3-2.

Game 6

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.


Preceded by
1992 NBA Finals
NBA Finals
1993
Succeeded by
1994 NBA Finals

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