December 19, 2016 BY Yale Schalk / 0
Game 1 of the 1997 NBA Finals was more of a fight than most anticipated. The Utah Jazz and Chicago Bulls matched up well, each side countering the other with stars and valuable role players, each team carrying the NBA’s two best regular season records. That all mattered until Michael Jordan happened.
With 7.5 seconds and the game tied at 88, Jordan took the pass from Toni Kukoc and went to work. Jazz forward Bryon Russell couldn’t keep up as Jordan hung in the air to get the shot off at the buzzer. Bulls win. MJ finished with 38 points and Chicago got a big win to start the series.
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