On This Date in NBA History: May 28, The 1997 Bulls Won Eastern Conference Finals

Oct 31, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view of the statue of Michael Jordan outside of the United Center prior to a game between the Chicago Bulls and the Sacramento Kings. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

1997 – In Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Chicago Bulls defeated the Miami Heat, 100-87. Michael Jordan scored a game-high 28 points in the victory. While he did not have the most efficient game – 11-of-31 shooting – he had two of Chicago’s 11 blocked shots that night. It is the most blocks by a Bulls team in a victory in a postseason game in franchise history.

Jordan’s Bobcats (now Hornets) were swept in first round this past postseason, and the franchise Jordan used to own (and play for) took out the team he won championships for in the first round as well. The Bulls are in the Carmelo Anthony sweepstakes this offseason, but it looks unlikely that the Hornets or Wizards will be vying for him.

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