On This Date in NBA History: May 14, The 1996 Bulls Won Second-Round Series

Dec 21, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan unveils the new Charlotte Hornets logo at halftime during the game against the Utah Jazz at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

1996 – With a 94-81 Chicago Bulls victory over the New York Knicks in Game 5, the Bulls won the second-round series. Michael Jordan scored a game-high 35 points on 13-of-29 shooting. He was the only player in that contest with at least eight field goals made. Scottie Pippen chipped in with 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals for the team that won its fourth championship in the previous six years.

The Bulls struggled in the first round this past postseason, making the current Derrick Rose situation more frustrating in Chicago. The team still has the rights to Nikola Mirotic, who most think is the best playerin Europe. Carmelo Anthony could also be with the Bulls in 2014-15, so that would definitely make them a title contender.

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