Category Archives: 1990s

1999: Spurs versus Knicks (The Twin Towers)

Background The 1999 NBA season was cut short due to a lockout and only comprised of 50 games. The Spurs had struggled to realize playoff success in the ’90s and earned the number one overall draft pick (Tim Duncan) in … Continue reading

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1998: Bulls versus Jazz Round Two (The Second Three-Peat)

Background Even though the Bulls were coming off yet another repeat championship, speculation was stirring around the league that this would be the last season of the team’s dynasty. Tension was growing between Phil Jackson and GM Jerry Krause, and … Continue reading

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1997: Bulls versus Jazz Round One (MVP Against Scoring Champion)

Background After their historic 1995-96 championship campaign, the Bulls could have easily coasted to a mediocre finish, but there was no way Michael Jordan would have allowed that to happen. Despite being passed over for the MVP award, due to … Continue reading

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1996: Bulls versus SuperSonics (The UnstoppaBulls)

Background Following their loss to Orlando in the 1995 playoffs, the Bulls worked in the offseason to rebuild a championship roster. GM Jerry Krause pulled off an excellent trade by acquiring former DPOY Dennis Rodman for Will Perdue, and Chicago … Continue reading

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1995: Rockets versus Magic (Don’t Ever Underestimate the Heart of a Champion)

Background Coming off their first NBA championship, the Houston Rockets struggled throughout the regular season in 1995 due to injuries and off-court distractions. At the trade deadline, the Rockets acquired All-Star Clyde Drexler from the Portland Trailblazers in exchange for … Continue reading

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1994: Rockets versus Knicks (Duel Between Olajuwon and Ewing)

Background In 1994, the Houston Rockets won 58 games in the regular season, good enough for the second seed in the playoffs behind the 63-win Seattle SuperSonics. Thanks to his play on both ends of the court, Hakeem Olajuwon was … Continue reading

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1993: Bulls versus Suns (Bulls Complete the Three-Peat)

Background No team had won three straight championships since the Celtics of the 1960s. In 1992-93, the Chicago Bulls entered the season with their sights set on making history. They finished the regular season with 57 wins, ten fewer than … Continue reading

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