Bulls vs. Magic - 1996 Eastern Conference Finals (Game 3)Apr 20, 2022
Game 1 Orlando was stunned by a 38-point loss that left them emotionally and physically battered. The second
gamewas a different story. The Magic dwindled to an 18-point lead and appeared to be in complete control until the Bulls robbed them of their confidence and a chance. to even the series two
games two losses rekindling the agony of last year now the
magicmust taste there will win game three and change the series or face elimination this is the nba on nbc the 1986 nba
finalsoverconfidence that's what the Chicago Bulls would think, but he was in a locker room before the game, they don't get too confident.
Scottie Pittman told me we're confident because of the way we've played all season. We are focused and we only want to play one game at a time. time now i asked him about some of the statements coming from Orlando that they were playing mind games talking about a four game sweep he said that's not the case we just want to win a championship and that path leads through Orlando's single covers now Pipit us over to help go to a crossover world series Michael Jordan with his first field goal missed his short trip all our show the ball face right at JA Tomcat race where was anybody in a red shirt and there the show so much John Jack to hunt Jack as Penny Hardaway launches the play five minutes planning and thus opens the floor Dennis Rodman with his first field goal is tied at 14 Ricki mixing defensively until going down and double-teaming Shaquille O'Neal, for the most part , they're letting him go from that second dribble if anyone can get there, usually Pippen keeps the Braves alive. pippen when i look like clear breakaway coming back to make two terrific defensive plays Jordan yeah 23 the
magic20 and Robin being played by O'Neal shot watch and the guy Dennis Rodman looking for the outside truck these days definitely ense is getting up rushing passes rushing shots and now Shaquille O'Neal shot to the left side of his neck ethically then call the basket count and the foul is upset with it keep your eye on Shaquille O'Neal's left elbow and upper left arm as he hit on John Salley and this is multiple times this has happened but Shaq will take the bucket and go to the line the Vols lead 5-3 thank goodness bye stomach puppet with 3 others it's 2 for 2 yeah it looked like they had Than revamp her out, but a nice work of magic to rush after the fumble defense fanatic for this crowd of 17,000 Scottie Pippen with 10 Carson and pants here it is short on the open floor all the way chased by federal Tarheel chill wolf but that was no competition at 5:00 Scottie Pippen has been a big factor in this first half hope summer doesn't come too fast look for Scottie Pippen to getting around Dennis Scott it's less official whether Scottie is playing with a tremendous amount of confidence right now in all phases of the game it's raining he held out his left knee but put him through training earlier today said he felt good started Pippen as he had the touch O'Neill places himself in longley charlotte good arrow was expected reflected to the finger to a 5549 lays Anderson all three and shaking the sky another scottie pippen Scottie Pippen has been filling up he puts it out of the glass nice and sweet 2:57 clock from lucky shot at five Pippa has the hot hand of the field who has 20 points so far third quarter given eight out of thirteen here's Pippen Thompson Scottie Pippen on fire nine of ten has 22 points both squatting on which shot from Hardaway that was surrounded but that's the end of the third of the 63 magic 57 season is very much on the line for the Orlando Magic as we approach the last quarter we will be back after these words from his home station he had missed his previous four shots getting a rebound long rest Rodman 13 rebounds for Dennis Rodman scottie pippen that will rock him who thought Orlando had found him 10:47 left in the fourth quarter good Orlando Magic have made a bid on this entire floor they get going they leave and generally play very well this bully from center here is Thompson and it's called a file it's a loose ball foul with two minutes and five seconds left in the latter fourth Orlando is now 1-for-13 from the field in the fourth quarter just a series of negative stats final seconds hot for three who scored 27 just 17 for michael jordan beat up the
bullson magic 86 67 was 3 cents we'll be right back 86 267 scottie pippen 11 of 14 for the field excellent full game 27 points and he's with a barbershop fine thanks marv scotty you look like everyone's scotty today I tell you everything you're going to come back you struggled a little bit in the series against new york but today it all came back together yeah i feel great today tomorrow i had a good rhythm on my shot and, you know, it seemed like no one else could do anything so I was a little more aggressive today.
The game did not help in this series. The team's defense seemed to be the word today in the fourth quarter, well that's been what's been driving us through the whole series, great ease on our defense and we've got to really step it up because we didn't have a lot of margin to lead with a 10-point lead going into the fourth ball we didn't feel. very comfortable, so we had to step up our defense over confidence going into this board game leading 3 0. I don't think we're going to be overly confident, but we'll go out there and play as well as we did today.
I'll give it back to you Marv our tabat Scottie Pippen 27 points 706 six rebounds we'll get back to you right away
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