Michael Jordan Chicago Bulls 1991 NBA Championship run, the road to the trophy





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Published on Mar 12, 2011

The 1990-91 team finished with a 61-21 record and won the NBA Championship on June 12, 1991 by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the NBA Finals.

Regular Season Record: 61-21 (.744)

Playoff Record: 15-2 (.882)

Head Coach: Phil Jackson

Assistant Coaches: Johnny Bach, Jim Cleamons, Tex Winter

Starters: Bill Cartwright, Horace Grant, Michael Jordan, John Paxson, Scottie Pippen

Reserves: B.J. Armstrong, Craig Hodges, Dennis Hopson, Stacey King, Cliff Levingston, Will Perdue, Scott Williams

Regular Season: Finished with a then club record 61 wins ... first time the franchise had a 60-plus win season ... set a team record for most points scored in a regulation game when they defeated Phoenix 155-127 on 12/04/90 ... drew 10,000,000th fan for a home game on 12/14/90 ... held the Cleveland Cavaliers to just five first-quarter points on 12/15/91 ... recorded longest home win streak ever with 26 straight in the Stadium from 12/18/90 to 03/23/91 ... went 11-1 in February for best month in team history.

Playoffs: Won franchise's first NBA title ever, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 in the NBA Finals ... defeated New York in the first round, 3-0; won Game 1 by a record 41 points ... defeated Philadelphia 4-1 in Eastern Conference Semifinals ... swept Detroit 4-0 in Eastern Conference Finals to earn first trip ever to NBA Finals.

Honors: Michael Jordan named NBA Most Valuable Player, NBA Finals Most Valuable Player, All-NBA First Team, All-Defensive First Team and captured fifth straight scoring title ... was a member of 1991 All-Star team ... Scottie Pippen was named to the All-Defensive Second Team ... Craig Hodges won his second consecutive Three-Point Shootout championship at the 1991 All-Star Weekend by hitting 19 straight shots ... Bulls' home sellout streak reached 190 games (includes regular season and playoffs - 160 and 30, respectively).


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