Bulls vs. Magic - 1996 Eastern Conference Finals (Game 3)
Gameone Orlando was stunned a 38-point defeat that left them battered emotionally and physically
gametwo was a different story the
magics stormed down to an 18 point lead and seemed to be in complete control until the
Bullsstripped them of their confidence and a chance to even the series two
games two losses rekindling the agony of last year now the
magicmust test there will win
Gamethree and turned the series around or face elimination this is the NBA on NBC the 1986 NBA
Finalsoverconfidence that's what everybody would think about the Chicago
Bullsbut I was in a locker room before the
gamethey are not overconfident Scottie Pittman told me that we are confident because of the way that we've played the entire season we are focused and we just want to take one
gameat a time now I asked him about some of the statements coming for Orlando that they were playing mind
games talking about a four-
gamesweep he said that's not the case we just want to win a championship and that road goes through Orlando single covers now Pipit us over to help going to a series of crossover world Michael Jordan with his first field goal lost its trip short all our show the ball face right at JA Tomcat run where anybody in a red shirt was and there the show both John Jack to hunt Jack and Penny Hardaway throws on the play five minutes planning and thus open court Dennis Rodman with his first field goal it is tied at 14 Ricki mixing it up defensively as far as coming down...
and double-teaming Shaquille O'Neal for the most part they're letting his gone since that second dribble down if somebody can get there it's usually from the top kept alive by Pippen the Braves got it covered the script my boy his point what a tremendous defensive effort by scottie pippen when I look like a clear breakaway coming back to make two terrific defensive plays Jordan yes 23 the
magic20 and Robin being played by O'Neal shot clock and boy Dennis Rodman looking for the outside truck these days defense is getting up pressuring passes pressing shots and now Shaquille O'Neal shot in the left his neck ethically continuation call the basket counts and the foul are upset with that keep your eye on Shaquille O'Neal's left elbow and left upper arm as he slammed into John Salley and this is a number of times that this has happened but Shaq will get the bucket and go to the line the Vols lead 5-3 thank God bye stomach puppet with another 3 es 2 of 2 yes looked like they had to revamp her out but a good job of the
magicto hustle after the loose ball fan of defense for this crowd of 17,000 Scottie Pippen with 10 points Carson and pants here is short in the open floor all the way chased by federal Tarheel chill wolf but that was not a contest at 5:00 Scottie Pippen has been a major factor in this first half they're hoping the summer does not come too quickly look there by Scottie Pippen to get around of Dennis Scott is less the official know about...
if it's Scottie playing with a tremendous amount of confidence right now in all phases of the
gameit's rain tended his left knee but presented him go through a workout earlier today said he felt fine started Pippen as had the touch O'Neill gets position on Longley Charlotte nice arrow it was hoped reflects to the finger to a 5549 sets up Anderson the three and shaking off sky another scottie pippen Scottie Pippen has been filling it puts it off the glass nice and sweet 2:57 lucky shot clock at five Pippa's have the hot hand from the field he has 20 points thus far third quarter given the eight of the thirteen here's Pippen Thompson Scottie Pippen on fire nine of ten he has 22 points both squatting over what a shot by Hardaway who was surrounded but that's the end of the third of all 63 the
magic57 the season very much on the line for the Orlando
Magicas we approach the fourth quarter we'll be back after these words from your local station he had missed his previous four shots receiving a long rest rebound Rodman 13 rebounds for Dennis Rodman scottie pippen who will shake it up who thought he was found by Orlando 10:47 remaining in the fourth quarter good the Orlando
Magichave bid on this whole floor they get themselves going they get gone and they generally play very well this bully from downtown here's Thompson and a file is called it's a loose ball foul with two minutes five seconds remaining in this fourth quarter Orlando is now 1...
for 13 from the field in the fourth quarter just a series of negative statistics final seconds hot away for three who scored 27 only 17th for Michael Jordan a thrashing the