Rank 'Em: Bulls Top Playoff Moments

April 20, 2012

Derrick Rose has led a Bulls renaissance the past two years, and he has turned in several memorable moments in the playoffs. But he has a long way to go to rival Chicago's other hoops icon for legendary playoff memories. Check out our list of the 10 best moments in Bulls playoff history and then rank your own below.

Bulls Top Playoff Moments

Jordan wins No. 6

Jordan wins No. 6

In his last shot as a Bull, Michael Jordan hit the game-winning jump shot in the final seconds to beat the Utah Jazz and clinch a sixth NBA title in 1998.

The Shot

The Shot

Michael Jordan hit the game-winning shot as time expired to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the first round in 1989. Jordan jumped in the air and pumped his fist in celebration.

Beat Lakers for title

Beat Lakers for title

The Bulls defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 to capture their first of six NBA titles in 1991. The Bulls lost Game 1, but won the next four including all three games in Los Angeles.

Jordan tops Jazz in G1

Jordan tops Jazz in G1

Michael Jordan hit the game-winning shot as time expired to take the opening game of the 1997 NBA Finals against the Utah Jazz. The Bulls went on to win their fifth NBA title, defeating the Jazz in six games.

Paxson beats Suns

Paxson beats Suns

John Paxson hit the go-ahead three-pointer in the closing seconds in Game 6 of the 1993 NBA Finals against the Phoenix Suns. The shot sealed the Bulls' third straight title, their first of two three-peats.

Jordan scores 63

Jordan scores 63

Michael Jordan set a postseason record scoring 63 points in the Boston Garden in a first-round series against the Celtics in 1986. But the Bulls lost in double overtime, 135-131.

Rose's playoff debut

Rose's playoff debut

In his playoff debut, rookie Derrick Rose exploded for 36 points and 11 assists leading the Bulls to a Game 1 overtime victory over the defending champion Celtics in 2009. He tied Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for most points for a rookie in a playoff debut.

Kerr beats Jazz

Kerr beats Jazz

Steve Kerr hit a go-ahead jump shot off Michael Jordan's assist that sealed the Bulls' fifth NBA title when they defeated the Jazz in six games in 1997.

The Shrug

The Shrug

Michael Jordan caught fire, knocking down six three-pointers and scoring 35 first-half points, both Finals records. After connecting on No. 6, Jordan famously shrugged his shoulders, unable to explain his hot hand.

Beat Celtics in 3 OTs

Beat Celtics in 3 OTs

Joakim Noah stole the ball from Paul Pierce leading to a fast break dunk, and Derrick Rose blocked Rajon Rondo's shot in the closing seconds to seal the win for the Bulls in triple overtime in their epic 2009 series.

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