Jordan's Back: Comcast SportsNet Chicago Tips Off 15 Bulls Classics
Comcast SportsNet Chicago will tip off 15 Chicago Bull Classics telecast early next month.
The regional sports network home to the NBA squad will revisit 15 of the franchise's top moments, centering around hoops legend Michael Jordan. The encores begin Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. (ET), with his Airness setting a new club regular-season scoring mark by dropping 58 against the New Jersey Jets in a 1987 contest.
As the NBA and the players association continue to try and reach a new contract agreement to end the lockout that has claimed the entire preseason and the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season, CSN Chicago will present Michael moments once a week through Feb. 6, which will feature the famous shove against Utah's Bryon Russell and Jordan's game-winning jumper in what his Bull finale.
CSN Chicago Bulls announce tandem of Neil Funk and Stacy King will look back at some of the greatest games in Bulls history, including all six of the squad's NBA title-clinching victories.
Check out the RSN's Bulls Classics calendar and game descriptions below:
Wednesday, November 2
7:30 PM - February 26, 1987: New Jersey Nets at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 128-113)
Michael Jordan sets a new all-time Bulls scoring record with 58 points; also sets new Bulls record of 26/27 from the free throw line, including 19 straight; terrific post-game interview with the late Johnny "Red" Kerr asking MJ "What's next?"...the youthful Jordan's response: "an NBA Championship."
Wednesday, November 9
7:30 PM - February 16, 1989: Milwaukee Bucks at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 117-116)
Jordan scores 27 of his 50 points in 4th quarter, including a 20-footer with one second remaining on the clock.
Tuesday, November 15
7:30 PM - May 7, 1989: Rd. 1, Gm. 5 - Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (Bulls win 101-100)
"The Shot": MJ hits game-winning shot at buzzer over Craig Ehlo giving the Bulls a huge first round upset against the Cavs.
Tuesday, November 22
7:30 PM - June 12, 1991: NBA Finals, Gm. 5 - Chicago Bulls at LA Lakers (Bulls win 108-101)
Bulls celebrate first NBA Championship; Jordan scores 30 points, to go along with ten assists and five steals; coverage includes post-game locker room coverage of MJ clutching the Larry O'Brien NBA Championship Trophy with his father James Jordan at his side.
Wednesday, November 30
7:30 PM - June 3, 1992: NBA Finals, Gm. 1 - Portland Trailblazers at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 122-89)
Jordan's infamous "shrug" told the story as he was six of ten from three-point range w/35 points in the first half.
Tuesday, December 6
7:30 PM - June 14, 1992: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Portland Trailblazer at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 97-93)
Bulls win back-to-back NBA titles and celebrate their first home court championship at Chicago Stadium.
Tuesday, December 13
7:30 PM - May 17, 1993: Rd. 2, Gm. 4 - Chicago Bulls at Cleveland Cavaliers (Bulls win 103-101)
Jordan hits game-ending, series-clinching "Shot II"...reminiscent of his playoff series-clincher at CLE four years earlier.
Tuesday, December 20
7:30 PM - May 31, 1993: E. Conf. Finals, Gm. 4 - New York Knicks at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 105-95)
On this Memorial Day telecast, MJ shines once again with a stellar 54-point performance that tied the series at 2-2.
Tuesday, December 27
7:30 PM - June 16, 1993: NBA Finals, Gm. 4 - Phoenix Suns at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 111-105)
The Bulls go up 3-1 in the Finals against Sir Charles & the Suns as Jordan dominates with 55 points.
Tuesday, January 3
7:30 PM - June 20, 1993: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Chicago Bulls at Phoenix Suns (Bulls win 128-113)
John Paxson hits 3-point championship-winning shot with 3.9 seconds left, giving the Bulls their first "three-peat."
Monday, January 9
7:30 PM - March 28, 1995: Chicago Bulls at New York Knicks (Bulls win 113-111)
In just his fifth game back from retirement, #45 Jordan scores 55 points and sets up Bill Wennington for a game-winning slam dunk at the famed Madison Square Garden.
Monday, January 16
7:30 PM - June 16, 1996: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Seattle Supersonics at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 87-75)
Bulls cap off record-breaking 72-10 regular season by downing the Sonics at the United Center for their 4th NBA title.
Monday, January 23
7:30 PM - June 11, 1997: NBA Finals, Gm. 5 - Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (Bulls win 90-88)
A flu-stricken, yet determined Michael Jordan scores a game-high 38 points, giving the Bulls a 3-2 Finals series edge.
Monday, January 30
7:30 PM - June 13, 1997: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Utah Jazz at Chicago Bulls (Bulls win 90-86)
Steve Kerr scores a 17-footer with five seconds left in the 4th quarter, followed by Toni Kukoc cementing the deal with a slam dunk with 0.6 seconds left, as the Bulls send the UC crowd into delirium winning their 5th NBA title.
Monday, February 6
7:30 PM - June 14, 1998: NBA Finals, Gm. 6 - Chicago Bulls at Utah Jazz (Bulls win 87-86)
Jordan hits historic game-winning shot as the Bulls clinch their sixth NBA Championship; MJ finishes with 45 points in his final appearance in a Bulls uniform; named NBA Finals MVP for the sixth time.
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