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Michael Jordan last 3 minutes in his FINAL BULLS GAME vs Jazz (1998)

Michael Jordan last 3 minutes in his FINAL BULLS GAME vs Jazz (1998)
stockton on harper out to mj for three it's short hornisha picking it ahead to russell but

michael

with whatever gas is left in his tank gets back to pick it off rodman offensive foul on dennis and that's five isaiah that's what you're talking about jumping out off that screen and make

michael

jordan

be a passer throw it to rodman who can't finish and you saw

jordan

right there complaining saying robin needs need to have cha he needs to have a chance to come down i thought it was a question of a call when you look at this play you watch jordan come off the screen and he's double team and as an offensive player you're allowed to establish position and come down it's a tough call right there oh no says michael the cavs by a basket well remember

last

year in

game

four stockton malone that won the

game

the long pass over the fingertips of michael jordan stocked with a great pass michael just misses it and malone gets the layup really to seal the win well moments ago were we going to see the same thing here a chance to go up four hornacek throws the pass and michael jordan with every ounce of energy that he has goes up and gets the skill he misses the shot the three that would have put him up one had this gone through it had been a four point lead for the

jazz

michael gets back and makes the great steal jordan has 37 points on 13-32 two of seven in the fourth he has three of 14 in his

last

two fourth quarters even superman apparently gets tired malone lots of room got it that's their pet play malone goes over like he's going to the post and screams for stockton and he rolls out and hits the huge jump shot jordan spinning double team has to get rid of it gets it right back from pippin double pump knocked away by carr and a foul isaiah normally on this play malone goes to the post this time he goes and screams so stockton can get to the middle of the floor a mix-up they trap no one rotates and malone buries the shot now on this defensive possession hornacek i thought should have run at michael jordan and made him pass the ball back to scotty pippen you got to take the ball out of jordan's hands right now and make harper or pippin beat you from the perimeter jordan's nine of 12 now at the strike now you look at the job that russell is doing against jordan he's keeping him out on the perimeter not allowing him to come into the post he hits them both making it a two-point game with exactly two

minutes

to play stockton russell with a huge rebound tried to throw it off rodman's leg as he was walking a tightrope and couldn't do it chicago back looking to tie michael short rebound stockton the jumpers come up short when fatigue is a factor it's true of anyone even the best of them rodman got in front and knocked it loose but chicago touched it last phil jackson hot over that call a minute 14 remaining what 26 on this play triple stockton for three that would have been a dagger in chicago's heart instead they could tie it or take the lead with a free of their own jordan and a blocking foul stockton is down on the floor jordan's going to come to the line at stockton's force you watch jordan fake like he's coming to the middle again russell gives him the baseline stockton comes over a little too late called the block and foul on stockton jordan again at the free-throw line chicago takes a 20-second timeout now you watch jordan in the fourth quarter trying to get to the basket against anderson pulls up and takes the jump shot again they're keeping him out on the perimeter not allowing him to get it to the post coming to the foul line for his patented free throw line j but again russell keeping him out of the post pulls up shoots it a little short this is a big 20-second timeout for chicago because it allows jordan to get some rest before he goes to the free throw line to try to knock down two at the line he's 10 of 13 from the floor he's 13 of 33. well in this fourth quarter michael is only two of eight from the fourth quarter but what he's done is he's been able to get to the free throw line he's six or six so he's shooting his seventh and eighth free throws of the quarter they've got to find a way to be able to guard him without fouling him here he cuts it to one phil jackson has told the

bulls

during the last couple of timeouts let's try to take it to the rack go to the basket not look for the perimeter shot jordan ties it maybe the 20-second timeout was as much as anything just to give him a breather to gather himself for the crucial free throws 50 seconds malone cross-court stockton a three it's there now ron harper's guarding stockton who cuts through pippin is going to double team so watch what happens now stockton's gonna circle through and antoine carr dives down so harper has to play him now on the skip-out pass stockton hits the three what a huge shot to put his to put his team up three look how close his foot was to the line here a three by inches now this is what carl velasquez malone has to do he has to find the open man and harper runs at him and normally it's stockton and malone this time it was malone 10 points for stockton at age 36 he's played more nba playoff games than anyone in history without winning a title now the

bulls

would like to get two for one possession here try to get a quick score get to the free throw line to give them two opportunities to one into jordan michael working on russell brings them to within one they scored within four seconds there that's how quickly that changes now now puts the pressure on the

jazz

to score once again jordan with 43. here comes chicago 17 seconds 17 seconds from game seven or from championship number six jordan open chicago with the lead timeout utah 5.2 seconds left michael jordan running on fumes with 45 points at the end of the game you gotta get it out of his hands he's beat you so many times you watch jordan play doug and you know that at the end of the game he's a killer this was really the play that hurt isaiah because they scored so quickly michael got in there and scored within four seconds and what and what happened was michael double back you're gonna see he's in the play look where hornacek is setting the screen michael never clears so malone doesn't see him he comes from the blind side and strips him so three crucial plays here by michael jordan now as he gets brian russell with a quick crossover look at brian russell slips and michael pulls up and buries the shot to give him a one point lead that may have been who knows what will unfold in the next several months but that may have been the last shot michael jordan will ever take in the nba watch jordan's left hand here as he gives russell to push at can't see that jordan frees himself up for a clean look the greatest thing about jordan is he has all the tricks that's why it's so difficult to guard him if that's the last image of michael jordan how magnificent is it i don't think you can put it into words bob i mean what he's done here in this fourth period you see the 16 points he got about a minute's rest and had to come back in and scotty pippen has played a gutty gutty game today but still plenty of time here for utah to try to score but that's what jordan is so smart at with his brains he rested on defense so he would have enough energy down the stretch to perform all right 5.2 seconds utah down one coach well you've got it you've got to do one of two things you've either either got to get the ball to a guy where you can attack the basket utah loves to run a play up at the top where they wrap a guy to the corner and then pinned down and catch at the top you know if the lone gets it they're probably going to run at him stockton and hornacek have made key shots their entire career stockton hornacek antoine carr carl malone and brian russell if they score there's a game seven if they don't for the second straight year they go out in six stockton harper's on it behind the screen harper got a piece of it it comes off the chicago bulls have won their sixth nba championship and it's their second 3p when you lose by this narrow margin speaking of the utah jazz there are so many things to look back on but the howard heisley three that was taken away in the first half will eat at them all summer long perhaps for the last time chicago 87 utah 86. jerry sloan showing class trying to shake hands with each and every member of the chicago bulls who won two out of three here and two out of three in chicago statistically especially in terms of shooting percentage michael jordan has had better games but when you consider at age 35 the games he's played this year the grinding

minutes

he's played and scottie pippen being all but incapacitated tonight and the fact that they're on the road and the fact that the odds would shift to utah's favor for a game seven yes mj rose again
michael jordan last 3 minutes in his final bulls game vs jazz 1998

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