Monthly Archives: August 2014

1992: Bulls versus Trailblazers (Chicago Repeats as Champions)

Background After winning the franchise’s first championship in the 1991 NBA Finals, the Chicago Bulls stormed through the 1991-92 regular season and won a team record 67 games. Michael Jordan won his second straight MVP–his third time winning the award … Continue reading

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1991: Bulls versus Lakers (MJ’s First Finals)

Background Coming off their loss in the seven-game 1990 Eastern Conference Finals, the Bulls entered the 1991 season with a determined focus. Michael Jordan won his second MVP award as Chicago blitzed through the regular season to a conference-best 61 … Continue reading

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1990: Pistons versus Trailblazers (The Bad Boys Repeat)

Background After winning the 1989 NBA Finals by sweeping the Lakers, the Pistons had no plans of slowing down. They once again tore through the Eastern Conference and won a division-best 59 games and the number one seed in the … Continue reading

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1980s: Review

Teams in the Finals The 1980s for the NBA was a top-heavy decade. Only five different teams appeared in a championship series, and only four different teams won a title. The Los Angeles Lakers were by far the most successful … Continue reading

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1989: Pistons versus Lakers Round Two (Kareem’s Final Season)

Background Coming off their heartbreaking loss in the 1988 NBA Finals, the Detroit Pistons entered the 1989 season on a mission. They ripped through the Eastern Conference, winning a franchise-best 63 games en route to the number one seed in … Continue reading

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1988: Lakers versus Pistons Round One (The Lakers Repeat)

Background After Coach Pat Riley promised a repeat during the 1987 victory parade, anything short of a championship for the Lakers would be considered a failure. Nevertheless, Los Angeles won a league-best 61 games in the regular season and looked … Continue reading

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