1992–93 Chicago Bulls season

The 1992–93 NBA season was the Bulls' 27th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] The Bulls entered the season as the back-to-back defending NBA champions, having defeated the Portland Trail Blazers in the 1992 NBA Finals in six games, winning their second NBA championship. In the off-season, the team acquired Rodney McCray from the Dallas Mavericks,[2][3][4] and signed free agent Trent Tucker.[5][6][7] At midseason, the team signed Darrell Walker, who was previously released by the Detroit Pistons.[8][9] After two straight championships, the Bulls would make changes to their lineup, replacing John Paxson at point guard with B. J. Armstrong after Paxson went down with a knee injury, and only played 59 games.[10][11][12] The team won nine of their first eleven games, and posted a 7-game winning streak between December and January,[13] holding a 35–17 record at the All-Star break.[14] The Bulls posted another 7-game winning streak between February and March,[15] and would yet again have another successful season finishing in first place in the Central Division, and second overall in the Eastern Conference with a 57–25 record.[16] They also advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the fifth consecutive season, becoming the first team since the 1987–88 Boston Celtics to do so.[17]

1992–93 Chicago Bulls season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachPhil Jackson
General managerJerry Krause
OwnersJerry Reinsdorf
ArenaChicago Stadium
Results
Record57–25 (.695)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 2nd (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated Suns 4–2)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWGN-TV
SportsChannel Chicago
RadioWMAQ
< 1991–92 1993–94 >

Michael Jordan once again led the league in scoring averaging 32.6 points, 6.7 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 2.8 steals per game, and was named to the All-NBA First Team, while Scottie Pippen averaged 18.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 2.1 steals per game, and was named to the All-NBA Third Team. Both players were selected to the NBA All-Defensive First Team, and selected for the 1993 NBA All-Star Game.[18][19][20][21][22] In addition, Horace Grant averaged 13.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team, while Armstrong provided the team with 12.3 points per game.[23] Jordan also finished in third place in Most Valuable Player voting,[24][25][26][27] and tied in second place in Defensive Player of the Year voting.[28][29][30]

In the Eastern Conference First Round of the playoffs, the Bulls swept the Atlanta Hawks in three straight games.[31][32][33][34] In the Eastern Conference Semi-finals, they swept the Cleveland Cavaliers in four straight games.[35][36][37][38] Then after losing the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals to the top-seeded New York Knicks,[39][40][41] the Bulls would win the next four games of the series.[42][43][44][45] Then they would then go on to win their third consecutive NBA championship, defeating regular season MVP Charles Barkley and the Phoenix Suns in six games in the 1993 NBA Finals.[46][47][48][49][50] This was the last title the Bulls won while playing at Chicago Stadium.

Chicago's off-season was also marked by Jordan's sudden retirement.[51][52][53][54][55] Also following the season, McCray, Tucker, and Walker were all released to free agency.[56] For the season, the Bulls slightly changed their uniforms, which remained in used until 2004, when they added their secondary logo on the back of their jerseys.[57][58]

Offseason edit

NBA draft edit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club Team
1 27 Byron Houston Forward   United States Oklahoma State
2 33 Corey Williams Guard   United States Oklahoma State
2 39 Litterial Green Guard   United States Georgia

Roster edit

1992–93 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB From
PG 10 Armstrong, BJ 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1967–09–09 Iowa
SF 17 Blanton, Ricky 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1966–04–21 LSU
C 24 Cartwright, Bill (C) 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1957–07–30 San Francisco
PF 40 Courtney, Joe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1967–10–17 Mississippi State
SG 3 English, Jo Jo 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 1970–02–04 South Carolina
PF 54 Grant, Horace 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1965–07–04 Clemson
SG 23 Jordan, Michael (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1963–02–17 North Carolina
PF 21 King, Stacey 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1967–01–29 Oklahoma
SF 22 McCray, Rodney 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1961–08–29 Louisville
SF 45 Nealy, Ed 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 238 lb (108 kg) 1960–02–19 Kansas State
PG 5 Paxson, John 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1960–09–29 Notre Dame
C 32 Perdue, Will 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1965–08–29 Vanderbilt
SF 33 Pippen, Scottie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1965–09–25 Central Arkansas
SG 6 Tucker, Trent 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 193 lb (88 kg) 1959–12–20 Minnesota
SG 20 Walker, Darrell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 1961–03–09 Arkansas
PG 12 Williams, Corey 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1970–04–24 Oklahoma State
PF 42 Williams, Scott 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1968–03–21 North Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Roster
Last transaction: February 25, 1993

Regular season edit

Season standings edit

W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 31–10 26–15 19–9
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 3 35–6 19–22 22–6
x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 13 22–19 22–19 12–16
x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 14 25–16 18–23 12–16
x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 16 27–14 14–27 11–17
Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 17 28–13 12–29 12–16
Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 29 18–23 10–31 10–18
#
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-New York Knicks 60 22 .732
2 y-Chicago Bulls 57 25 .695 3
3 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 54 28 .659 6
4 x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 12
5 x-Charlotte Hornets 44 38 .537 16
6 x-New Jersey Nets 43 39 .524 17
7 x-Atlanta Hawks 43 39 .524 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 41 41 .500 19
9 Orlando Magic 41 41 .500 19
10 Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 20
11 Miami Heat 36 46 .439 24
12 Milwaukee Bucks 28 54 .341 32
13 Philadelphia 76ers 26 56 .317 36
14 Washington Bullets 22 60 .268 38

Record vs. opponents edit

1992–93 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 2–2 3–2 2–2 0–5 1–1 2–0 2–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2
Boston 2–2 3–1 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 1–4 3–2 4–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–1
Charlotte 2–3 1–3 2–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 0–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Chicago 2–2 3–1 3–2 2–3 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–0 2–0 0–2 3–1 4–1 2–0 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 5–0 1–3 3–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–2 2–0 1–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 4–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 2–2 4–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–5 1–1 0–4 1–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 0–5 1–3 0–5 1–1
Denver 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 2–0
Detroit 3–2 3–1 1–4 1–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0
Golden State 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–3 2–0 2–2 0–2 2–3 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–4 0–5 4–1 3–1 1–4 3–1 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 4–1 3–2 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 4–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 4–0 4–1 1–3 4–1 1–1
Indiana 2–2 2–2 5–0 0–5 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–2 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–2 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 3–2 0–4 1–4 2–2 2–0
L.A. Lakers 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 4–1 1–3 1–1 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–5 3–2 3–2 2–2 1–4 1–3 2–0
Miami 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 3–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–4 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–2 0–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–3
Minnesota 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–1 2–3 1–1 1–3 2–4 1–1 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–4 0–4 1–4 1–1
New Jersey 3–1 0–4 2–2 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 2–0 3–2 4–0 1–1 1–3 3–2 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–1
New York 2–2 4–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 5–0 3–1 2–0 3–1 2–2 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1
Orlando 3–1 2–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–3 2–2 2–0 2–3 2–2 3–2 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0
Philadelphia 1–3 1–4 0–4 2–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–3 0–5 2–3 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1
Phoenix 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–1 2–0 4–1 2–2 1–1 2–3 5–0 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 2–0 3–2 5–0 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 5–0 2–2 2–3 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 0–2 1–4 0–4 0–2 2–3 2–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–5 0–5 2–2 1–4 2–2 1–1
San Antonio 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 5–0 4–1 2–0 1–3 1–4 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 4–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 3–3 1–1
Seattle 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–1 3–1 0–2 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 1–3 2–2 2–0
Utah 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–4 2–0 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–3 2–2 2–2 3–3 2–2 1–1
Washington 2–2 1–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 0–2 0–2 3–2 3–1 1–1 1–4 1–4 0–4 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1

Game log edit

Regular season edit

1992–93 game log
Total: 57–25 (Home: 31–10; Road: 26–15)
November: 9–3 (home: 3–1; road: 6–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 November 6, 1992
7:00 p.m. CST
@ Cleveland W 101–96 Jordan (29) Grant (15) Pippen (10) Richfield Coliseum
20,273
1–0
2 November 7, 1992 Atlanta L 99–100 Michael Jordan (35) Horace Grant (11) Michael Jordan (11) Chicago Stadium
18,676
1–1
3 November 9, 1992 Indiana W 102–87 Michael Jordan (24) Scottie Pippen (13) Michael Jordan (12) Chicago Stadium
18,084
2–1
4 November 11, 1992 Detroit W 98–96 (OT) Michael Jordan (37) Horace Grant (14) Scottie Pippen (10) Chicago Stadium
18,676
3–1
5 November 13, 1992 @ Milwaukee W 101–96 Michael Jordan (34) Scottie Pippen (13) Scottie Pippen (8) Bradley Center
18,633
4–1
6 November 14, 1992 Denver W 117–84 Michael Jordan (18) Will Perdue (13) Michael Jordan (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
5–1
7 November 17, 1992 @ Minnesota W 124–103 Michael Jordan (32) Scott Williams (6) Scottie Pippen (12) Target Center
19,006
6–1
8 November 19, 1992
9:00 p.m. CST
@ Seattle W 108–99 Jordan (35) Pippen,
Williams (9)
Pippen (8) Kingdome
37,401
7–1
9 November 20, 1992
9:30 p.m. CST
@ L.A. Lakers L 118–120 (OT) Jordan (54) Grant (14) Grant,
Jordan (7)
Great Western Forum
17,505
7–2
10 November 22, 1992
8:00 p.m. CST
@ Phoenix W 128–111 Jordan (40) Grant,
King (8)
Armstrong (9) America West Arena
19,023
8–2
11 November 24, 1992 @ Golden State W 101–92 Michael Jordan (49) Horace Grant (17) Jordan & Pippen (7) Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
15,025
9–2
12 November 28, 1992
12 Noon CST
@ New York L 75–112 Jordan (17) Grant,
Pippen (7)
Jordan,
Pippen (4)
Madison Square Garden
19,763
9–3
December: 12–4 (home: 8–2; road: 4–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
13 December 2, 1992 @ Boston L 96–101 Horace Grant (20) Horace Grant (11) Scottie Pippen (10) Boston Garden
14,890
9–4
14 December 4, 1992 Portland W 111–99 Michael Jordan (38) Michael Jordan (13) Scottie Pippen (9) Chicago Stadium
18,676
10–4
15 December 5, 1992 Boston W 96–89 Michael Jordan (24) Horace Grant (10) Scottie Pippen (11) Chicago Stadium
18,676
11–4
16 December 8, 1992 @ Atlanta L 114–123 Michael Jordan (32) Michael Jordan (12) Michael Jordan (8) The Omni
16,441
11–5
17 December 9, 1992
7:30 p.m. CST
Cleveland W 108–91 Jordan (28) Grant (15) Pippen (11) Chicago Stadium
18,142
12–5
18 December 11, 1992
7:30 p.m. CST
Houston L 96–110 Jordan (26) Jordan (11) Pippen (8) Chicago Stadium
18,147
12–6
19 December 12, 1992
7:30 p.m. CST
New Jersey W 95–89 Jordan (38) Grant (11) Pippen (7) Chicago Stadium
18,232
13–6
20 December 15, 1992
7:30 p.m. CST
Charlotte W 125–110 Pippen (26) Pippen (9) Pippen (10) Chicago Stadium
18,088
14–6
21 December 17, 1992 @ Washington W 107–99 Michael Jordan (28) Scottie Pippen (13) Michael Jordan (8) Capital Centre
18,756
15–6
22 December 19, 1992 Philadelphia L 96–98 Michael Jordan (23) Horace Grant (11) Michael Jordan (10) Chicago Stadium
18,270
15–7
23 December 21, 1992 Miami W 86–82 Scottie Pippen (22) Michael Jordan (8) 3 players tied (4) Chicago Stadium
18,147
16–7
24 December 23, 1992 Washington W 107–98 Michael Jordan (57) Horace Grant (16) Michael Jordan (10) Chicago Stadium
18,109
17–7
25 December 25, 1992
8:00 p.m. CST
New York W 89–77 Jordan (42) Pippen (9) Jordan,
Pippen (5)
Chicago Stadium
18,676
18–7
26 December 26, 1992 @ Indiana W 95–84 Horace Grant (30) Horace Grant (20) Michael Jordan (8) Market Square Arena
16,530
19–7
27 December 29, 1992
6:30 p.m. CST
@ Charlotte W 114–103 Jordan (28) Jordan (12) Jordan (11) Charlotte Coliseum
23,698
20–7
28 December 30, 1992 @ Miami W 105–100 Michael Jordan (39) Horace Grant (9) Jordan & Pippen (8) Miami Arena
15,008
21–7
January: 7–8 (home: 4–3; road: 3–5)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
29 January 2, 1993 Indiana W 109–100 Michael Jordan (39) Horace Grant (16) Scottie Pippen (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
22–7
30 January 5, 1993
7:00 p.m. CST
L.A. Lakers L 88–91 Jordan (36) Cartwright,
Pippen (7)
Jordan (5) Chicago Stadium
18,676
22–8
31 January 6, 1993
6:30 p.m. CST
@ Cleveland L 95–117 Pippen (24) Pippen (9) Jordan (3) Richfield Coliseum
20,273
22–9
32 January 8, 1993 Milwaukee Bucks W 120–95 Michael Jordan (35) Will Perdue (13) Scottie Pippen (12) Chicago Stadium
18,676
23–9
33 January 9, 1993 @ Philadelphia L 91–104 Michael Jordan (30) Scottie Pippen (12) Michael Jordan (6) The Spectrum
18,168
23–10
34 January 12, 1993 @ Orlando W 122–106 Horace Grant (26) Scottie Pippen (10) Scottie Pippen (10) Orlando Arena
15,151
24–10
35 January 15, 1993 Golden State W 122–101 Michael Jordan (26) Michael Jordan (12) Michael Jordan (10) Chicago Stadium
18,676
25–10
36 January 16, 1993 Orlando L 124–128 (OT) Michael Jordan (64) Horace Grant (19) Scottie Pippen (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
25–11
37 January 18, 1993 Boston W 103–93 Michael Jordan (29) Horace Grant (12) Scottie Pippen (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
26–11
38 January 21, 1993
6:30 p.m. CST
@ New Jersey W 107–94 Jordan (30) Grant (12) Pippen (8) Brendan Byrne Arena
20,049
27–11
39 January 22, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
Charlotte L 97–105 Jordan (28) Grant (13) Armstrong,
Pippen (5)
Chicago Stadium
18,676
27–12
40 January 24, 1993
12 Noon CST
@ San Antonio L 99–103 Jordan (42) Jordan (11) Pippen (6) HemisFair Arena
16,057
27–13
41 January 26, 1993 @ Dallas W 123–88 King & Pippen (19) King & Pippen (11) Scottie Pippen (7) Reunion Arena
17,502
28–13
42 January 28, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
@ Houston L 83–94 Jordan (26) Pippen (8) Pippen (7) The Summit
16,611
28–14
43 January 30, 1993 @ Denver L 102–109 Michael Jordan (39) Scott Williams (14) B. J. Armstrong (6) McNichols Sports Arena
17,022
28–15
February: 10–2 (home: 4–2; road: 6–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
44 February 1, 1993
7:00 p.m. CST
@ Utah W 96–92 Jordan (37) Grant (19) Armstrong (4) Delta Center
19,911
29–15
45 February 3, 1993 @ Sacramento W 107–88 Michael Jordan (36) Horace Grant (11) Scottie Pippen (9) ARCO Arena
17,317
30–15
46 February 4, 1993 @ L.A. Clippers W 107–105 (OT) Michael Jordan (33) Horace Grant (14) 3 players tied (4) Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
15,989
31–15
47 February 7, 1993 @ Portland W 101–91 Michael Jordan (34) Horace Grant (13) Scottie Pippen (7) Memorial Coliseum
12,888
32–15
48 February 10, 1993 @ Indiana W 115–104 Michael Jordan (40) Horace Grant (14) Michael Jordan (8) Market Square Arena
16,530
33–15
49 February 12, 1993
7:00 p.m. CST
New York L 98–104 Pippen (35) Grant (12) Tucker (6) Chicago Stadium
18,676
33–16
50 February 13, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
Cleveland L 111–116 Jordan,
Pippen (25)
Grant,
Perdue (8)
Armstrong,
Jordan,
Pippen (5)
Chicago Stadium
18,676
33–17
51 February 15, 1993 Sacramento W 119–101 Michael Jordan (32) Scott Williams (12) Michael Jordan (6) Chicago Stadium
18,237
34–17
52 February 17, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
Utah W 114–96 Jordan (27) Grant (9) Pippen (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
35–17
All-Star Break
53 February 23, 1993 Milwaukee W 99–95 Michael Jordan (34) Horace Grant (13) Scottie Pippen (9) Chicago Stadium
18,197
36–17
54 February 25, 1993 @ Orlando W 108–106 Michael Jordan (36) Grant & Perdue (9) Scottie Pippen (7) Orlando Arena
15,151
37–17
55 February 27, 1993 Atlanta W 112–92 Michael Jordan (34) Scott Williams (11) Armstrong & Jordan (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
38–17
March: 10–4 (home: 7–2; road: 3–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
56 March 2, 1993
7:00 p.m. CST
@ New Jersey W 87–80 Jordan (24) Grant (11) Jordan (8) Brendan Byrne Arena
20,049
39–17
57 March 3, 1993 Dallas W 125–97 Scottie Pippen (24) Scott Williams (8) Trent Tucker (8) Chicago Stadium
18,062
40–17
58 March 5, 1993
7:00 p.m. CST
San Antonio L 102–107 (OT) Pippen (39) Pippen (13) Pippen (10) Chicago Stadium
18,676
40–18
59 March 9, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
Seattle W 86–83 Jordan (38) Pippen (12) Jordan (9) Chicago Stadium
18,531
41–18
60 March 11, 1993 @ Miami L 95–97 Michael Jordan (29) Scott Williams (9) Michael Jordan (8) Miami Arena
15,008
41–19
61 March 12, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
Charlotte W 123–108 Jordan (52) Perdue (10) Armstrong (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
42–19
62 March 14, 1993 @ Detroit L 99–101 Michael Jordan (28) Scott Williams (10) Jordan & Pippen (6) The Palace of Auburn Hills
21,454
42–20
63 March 15, 1993 L.A. Clippers W 101–94 B. J. Armstrong (28) Horace Grant (17) B. J. Armstrong (7) Chicago Stadium
18,482
43–20
64 March 19, 1993 Washington W 104–99 Michael Jordan (25) Will Perdue (12) Scottie Pippen (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
44–20
65 March 20, 1993 @ Washington W 126–101 Michael Jordan (47) Michael Jordan (8) Armstrong & Jordan (4) Capital Centre
18,756
45–20
66 March 23, 1993 Minnesota W 107–100 Michael Jordan (34) Scott Williams (13) Michael Jordan (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
46–20
67 March 24, 1993 @ Philadelphia W 113–100 Michael Jordan (43) Scottie Pippen (10) Scottie Pippen (8) The Spectrum
18,168
47–20
68 March 26, 1993 Orlando W 107–86 Scottie Pippen (20) Scottie Pippen (13) Scottie Pippen (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
48–20
69 March 30, 1993
7:00 p.m. CST
Phoenix L 109–113 Jordan (44) Grant (16) Pippen (10) Chicago Stadium
18,676
48–21
April: 9–4 (home: 5–0; road: 4–4)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
70 April 2, 1993
7:30 p.m. CST
New Jersey W 118–105 Jordan (40) Grant (11) Pippen (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
49–21
71 April 4, 1993 @ Boston W 101–89 Michael Jordan (32) Scottie Pippen (9) Armstrong & Grant (4) Boston Garden
14,890
50–21
72 April 6, 1993 @ Milwaukee L 109–113 Michael Jordan (30) Scottie Pippen (11) Scottie Pippen (8) Bradley Center
18,633
50–22
73 April 9, 1993 @ Atlanta W 88–87 Michael Jordan (30) Michael Jordan (12) Armstrong & Jordan (4) The Omni
16,510
51–22
74 April 10, 1993 @ Indiana W 92–87 B. J. Armstrong (27) Horace Grant (14) 3 players tied (5) Market Square Arena
16,530
52–22
75 April 12, 1993 @ Detroit W 98–95 Michael Jordan (23) Horace Grant (11) Horace Grant (7) The Palace of Auburn Hills
21,454
53–22
76 April 14, 1993 Miami W 119–92 Michael Jordan (34) Horace Grant (8) John Paxson (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
54–22
77 April 16, 1993 Milwaukee W 119–105 Michael Jordan (47) Jordan & Pippen (7) John Paxson (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
55–22
78 April 18, 1993
4:30 p.m. CDT
@ Cleveland L 94–103 Jordan (32) Grant (9) Jordan (9) Richfield Coliseum
20,273
55–23
79 April 20, 1993 Philadelphia W 123–94 Michael Jordan (28) Scott Williams (10) B. J. Armstrong (14) Chicago Stadium
18,676
56–23
80 April 22, 1993 Detroit W 109–103 (OT) Michael Jordan (36) Scottie Pippen (13) Scottie Pippen (8) Chicago Stadium
18,676
57–23
81 April 23, 1993
7:00 p.m. CDT
@ Charlotte L 103–104 Jordan (38) Grant,
King,
Pippen,
Williams (6)
Grant,
Pippen (5)
Charlotte Coliseum
23,698
57–24
82 April 25, 1993
12 Noon CDT
@ New York L 84–89 Michael Jordan (21) Scott Williams (9) Michael Jordan (7) Madison Square Garden
19,763
57–25
1992–93 schedule

Playoffs edit

1993 playoff game log
Total: 15–4 (Home: 8–2; Road: 7–2)
First Round: 3–0 (home: 2–0; road: 1–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 30, 1993 Atlanta W 114–90 Michael Jordan (35) Horace Grant (10) Trent Tucker (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
1–0
2 May 2, 1993 Atlanta W 117–102 Michael Jordan (29) Horace Grant (8) John Paxson (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
2–0
3 May 4, 1993 @ Atlanta W 98–88 Michael Jordan (39) Horace Grant (9) B. J. Armstrong (6) The Omni
15,141
3–0
Eastern Conference Semifinals: 4–0 (home: 2–0; road: 2–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 11, 1993
7:00 p.m. CDT
Cleveland W 91–84 Jordan (43) Cartwright,
Williams (10)
Jordan,
Pippen (4)
Chicago Stadium
18,676
1–0
2 May 13, 1993
7:00 p.m. CDT
Cleveland W 104–85 Grant (20) Williams (10) Pippen (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
2–0
3 May 15, 1993
2:30 p.m. CDT
@ Cleveland W 96–90 Jordan (32) Pippen (9) Pippen (6) Richfield Coliseum
20,273
3–0
4 May 17, 1993
7:00 p.m. CDT
@ Cleveland W 103–101 Jordan (31) Grant (10) Jordan (6) Richfield Coliseum
20,274
4–0
Eastern Conference Finals: 4–2 (home: 3–0; road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 23, 1993
2:30 p.m. CDT
@ New York L 90–98 Jordan (27) Grant (8) Jordan (5) Madison Square Garden
19,763
0–1
2 May 25, 1993
7:00 p.m. CDT
@ New York L 91–96 Jordan (36) Jordan (9) Pippen,
Williams (4)
Madison Square Garden
19,763
0–2
3 May 29, 1993
2:30 p.m. CDT
New York W 103–83 Pippen (29) Jordan (8) Jordan (11) Chicago Stadium
18,676
1–2
4 May 31, 1993
2:30 p.m. CDT
New York W 105–95 Jordan (54) Pippen (7) Pippen (4) Chicago Stadium
18,676
2–2
5 June 2, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
@ New York W 97–94 Jordan (29) Pippen (11) Jordan (14) Madison Square Garden
19,763
3–2
6 June 4, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
New York W 96–88 Jordan (25) Grant (11) Jordan (9) Chicago Stadium
18,676
4–2
NBA Finals: 4–2 (home: 1–2; road: 3–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 June 9, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
@ Phoenix W 100–92 Jordan (31) Williams (10) Armstrong,
Grant,
Jordan,
Pippen (5)
America West Arena
19,023
1–0
2 June 11, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
@ Phoenix W 111–108 Jordan (42) Jordan,
Pippen (12)
Pippen (12) America West Arena
19,023
2–0
3 June 13, 1993
6:00 p.m. CDT
Phoenix L 121–129 (3OT) Jordan (44) Grant (17) Pippen (9) Chicago Stadium
18,676
2–1
4 June 16, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
Phoenix W 111–105 Jordan (55) Grant (16) Pippen (10) Chicago Stadium
18,676
3–1
5 June 18, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
Phoenix L 98–108 Jordan (41) Grant,
Jordan (7)
Jordan (7) Chicago Stadium
18,676
3–2
6 June 20, 1993
8:00 p.m. CDT
@ Phoenix W 99–98 Jordan (33) Pippen (12) Jordan (7) America West Arena
19,023
4–2
1993 schedule

Player stats edit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

Regular season edit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
B. J. Armstrong 82 74 30.4 .499 .446 .861 1.8 4.0 .80 .07 12.3
Ricky Blanton 2 0 6.5 .429 .000 .000 1.5 .5 1.00 .00 3.0
Bill Cartwright 63 63 19.9 .411 .000 .735 3.7 1.3 .32 .16 5.6
Joe Courtney 5 0 6.8 .444 .000 .750 .4 .2 .40 .20 2.2
Jo Jo English 6 0 5.2 .300 .000 .000 1.0 .2 .50 .33 1.0
Horace Grant 77 77 35.6 .508 .200 .619 9.5 2.6 1.16 1.25 13.2
Michael Jordan 78 78 39.3 .495 .352 .837 6.7 5.5 2.83 .78 32.6
Stacey King 76 3 13.9 .471 .333 .705 2.7 .9 .34 .26 5.4
Rodney McCray 64 5 15.9 .451 .400 .692 2.5 1.3 .19 .23 3.5
Ed Nealy 11 0 7.2 .435 .200 1.000 1.5 .2 .27 .09 2.1
John Paxson 59 8 17.5 .451 .463 .850 .8 2.3 .64 .03 4.2
Will Perdue 72 16 13.9 .557 .000 .604 4.0 1.0 .31 .65 4.7
Scottie Pippen 81 81 38.6 .473 .237 .663 7.7 6.3 2.14 .90 18.6
Trent Tucker 69 0 13.2 .485 .405 .818 1.0 1.2 .35 .09 5.2
Darrell Walker 28 0 13.1 .403 .000 .500 1.4 1.6 .82 .07 2.6
Corey Williams 35 0 6.9 .365 .333 .818 .9 .7 .11 .06 2.3
Scott Williams 71 5 19.3 .466 .000 .714 6.4 1.0 .77 .93 5.9

Playoffs edit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
B. J. Armstrong 19 33.8 .524 .512 .909 1.5 3.3 1.00 .11 11.4
Bill Cartwright 19 23.4 .465 .000 .778 4.5 1.5 .58 .16 6.3
Horace Grant 19 34.3 .546 .000 .685 8.2 2.3 1.21 1.21 10.7
Michael Jordan 19 41.2 .475 .389 .805 6.7 6.0 2.05 .89 35.1
Stacey King 19 12.1 .394 .000 .806 2.1 .7 .47 .21 4.1
Rodney McCray 7 5.6 .167 .000 .000 1.9 .7 .00 .14 .3
John Paxson 19 17.4 .583 .625 .727 1.0 1.7 .32 .05 4.9
Will Perdue 13 7.8 .500 .000 .500 2.3 .4 .08 .15 1.9
Scottie Pippen 19 41.5 .465 .176 .638 6.9 5.6 2.16 .68 20.1
Trent Tucker 19 10.9 .413 .462 .500 .9 1.0 .37 .00 2.8
Darrell Walker 9 2.4 .250 .000 .667 .1 .6 .00 .00 .4
Scott Williams 19 20.8 .506 .000 .552 5.8 1.4 .37 .89 5.5

NBA Finals edit

The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992–93 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. The road team won five of the six games, with Chicago winning at home in Game 4, 111–105.[59]

  • The Phoenix Suns won game 3 in 3OT, 129–121.[60] Suns Head Coach Paul Westphal was the only person to appear in both triple-overtime NBA finals games. The first was the classic 1976 contest against Boston, in Game 5 as a player. His Suns also played in that year's finals, thus becoming the only team to appear in two triple-overtime finals games. Back in 1976, the Suns lost 126–128 against Boston.
  • 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-point shot with 3.9 seconds left, giving the Bulls a 99–98 lead. The victory was secured by a last-second block from Horace Grant.[46]
  • Michael Jordan, who averaged a Finals-record 41.0 points per game during the six-game series, became the first player in NBA history to win three straight Finals MVP Awards. He joined Magic Johnson as the only other player to win the award three times. The NBA started awarding the Finals MVP in 1969.

(W1) Phoenix Suns vs. (E2) Chicago Bulls: Bulls win series 4–2

1993 NBA Finals roster edit

1993 Chicago Bulls edit

Head Coach:Phil Jackson
Michael Jordan | Scottie Pippen | Horace Grant | B. J. Armstrong | Scott Williams | Bill Cartwright | Stacey King | Trent Tucker | John Paxson | Will Perdue | Rodney McCray | Ricky Blanton | Darrell Walker | Corey Williams | Jo Jo English |

1993 Phoenix Suns edit

Head Coach:Paul Westphal
Charles Barkley | Dan Majerle | Kevin Johnson | Tom Chambers | Danny Ainge | Richard Dumas | Negele Knight | Oliver Miller | Mark West | Jerrod Mustaf | Frank Johnson | Tim Kempton |

Award winners edit

NBA All-Star Game edit

  • Michael Jordan, Guard
  • Scottie Pippen, Forward

Transactions edit

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