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Their equanimity restored, the Jazz’s swagger quickly came back, too.

“Coming out of that series, we really felt that we had a chance to do something special,” Corbin said.

Now matched up against a Seattle SuperSonics team led by Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp, the Jazz figured to have a tough Cheap Delaney Rudd Jersey battle on their hands if they were to make it as far as the Western Conference finals for the first time.

And it was tough — Game 1 was decided by just eight points. Games 2, 3 and 4 by six points apiece. Game 5 was the only double-digit outcome of the series, as the Jazz prevailed 111-100. Of course, while all the games were close, they were also almost all in Utah’s favor. Practically before they knew it, they’d earned a 4-1 series victory and broken through their supposed glass ceiling.

Utah would now head up to Portland to take on the top-seeded Trail Blazers, four wins away from the NBA Finals. Being blown Cheap John Stockton Jersey out 113-88 in Game 1 and 119-102 in Game 2 did nothing to diminish their belief in themselves.

“I distinctly remember the team being very confident,” Edwards said. “And sometimes when you’re confident, you don’t have to beat your chest, you don’t have to tell everybody about it — it’s just a matter of having that quiet confidence that, you know, the team is good enough, we have the right pieces.”

The Jazz rallied back in Game 3, with Karl Malone racking up 39 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a 97-89 victory. In Game 4, Malone had 33 points and 12 rebounds, and Stockton contributed 18 points and 15 assists, and Utah’s 121-112 win tied the series, setting up a pivotal Game 5.

(Tribune File Photo) John Stockton of the Utah Jazz (12) drives past New York Knicks’ Gerald Wilkins (21), left, and Mark Jackson (13), right, in an NBA game Jan. 29. 1992.
(Tribune File Photo) John Stockton of the Utah Jazz (12) drives past New York Knicks’ Gerald Wilkins (21), left, and Mark Jackson (13), right, in an NBA game Jan. 29. 1992.

The series may have been effectively decided on a play right before halftime in Portland. As Blazers guard Clyde Drexler went to Cheap Karl Malone Jersey make a move, the ball was swiped from him. The follow-through motion of his arm, however, resulted in Stockton taking a finger to his right eye.

“It was a bad one. … Stockton goes off the floor at halftime and and everybody’s wondering, ‘Gosh, how bad is it?’” Luhm said. “And Stockton — Mr. Indestructible — doesn’t play in the second half.”

With team doctors determining the point guard’s vision was sufficiently compromised, he was held out. Still, Utah rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to tie the game going into the fourth quarter. Backup point guard Delaney Rudd even nailed a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game to overtime. Still, after Utah took a brief lead, the Blazers reeled off an 8-0 run to close out the 127-121 win.

Stockton would return for Game 6, and while he would rack up 18 points and 12 assists, he also was clearly still impacted by the injury — shooting just 5 for 19 overall and 1 of 8 from 3-point range.

“The Jazz said, you know, in typical Jazz fashion, ‘Oh, he’s going to be fine.’ They didn’t really put anything on [the injury report]. Well, Stockton wasn’t fine. He was hurt and he tried to play, but he just wasn’t himself,” Luhm said. “… I saw his eye after the game and it was all bloody and red and it was it was really grotesque. Just the nature Utah Jazz Jerseys China of the beast, I guess — somebody got hurt, and it happened to be one of the best players of all time.”

With Utah mustering just 38 points after halftime, Portland earned a 105-97 win, a series victory, and a Finals date against Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and the defending champion Chicago Bulls.

The Jazz were simultaneously proud of finally having taken that next step, disappointed about losing a series they felt they could have won, and resolute that, with another new step now to take, they would find a way to make it happen.

“After that, in the locker room, it’s that sense of, we let a good opportunity slip through our fingers; that this was our series to win, and, you know, we blew it,” Edwards recalled. “And so it was a letdown. … We had an opportunity and we lost that focus, we lost a grip on it, and it got away from us. I think, in some ways, that probably made the team even more even more hungry.”

Members of the U.S. basketball team greet center Patrick Ewing (6), left, during the game against Angola in Bandalona, Spain, during the Summer Games, July 26, 1992. From left are John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, obscured, Chris Mullen, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, and Ewing. The U.S. beat Angola, 116-48. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)
Members of the U.S. basketball team greet center Patrick Ewing (6), left, during the game against Angola in Bandalona, Spain, during the Summer Games, July 26, 1992. From left are John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, obscured, Chris Mullen, Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, and Ewing. The U.S. beat Angola, 116-48. (AP Photo/John Gaps III)

And if that series itself didn’t do it, a story the “Brown Bear” brought back from his trip to watch the 1992 Summer Olympics would certainly do the trick.

“Out of the 12 guys on [the Dream Team], I had played with four: currently playing with John and Karl, and I played with Pippen and Jordan to start my career. So I went over to Spain to watch. And I was talking there to Pippen. … We was all eating dinner in Barcelona while the Dream Team was going on; I was able to have dinner with the guys, and they’re playing cards, and [Pippen] said, ‘Brown, man, we was happy as I don’t know what’ [when Portland beat you],” Brown remembered. “He said, ‘Man, we was glad you guys lost, because we really didn’t want to play y’all. We really didn’t know what we was gonna be doing with your pick-and-roll. Portland was a way better matchup for us.’ So that was good information to hear. I wish we would’ve got a chance to play them, but that was definitely good to hear.”

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The Utah Jazz (27-9) had a fun showing at the all-star break, with Mike Conley almost edging out Steph Curry in the 3 point contest and fans feeling great about having the most representation in the all-star game. Now, it’s back to business in the second half of the season, taking on the Houston Rockets (11-24) again at home. Holding onto the league-worst 14 game losing streak, the Rockets don’t get any breaks as they are on the receiving end of a back-to-back in altitude against the league’s best team after a 20 point drubbing from the Kings. It would be shocking if last year if you heard any of these situations, wouldn’t it?

On paper, the Rockets shouldn’t be this bad. John Wall, who looks to have recovered well from his unfortunate achilles injury, has been playing well. Christian Wood looks like an early pick for MIP, thriving in his new role. The Rockets have perennial Jazz-killers Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker, as well as previously injured all-star Victor Oladipo. They were trying to rehabilitate DeMarcus Cousins, who almost looked like a basketball player this season. And a familiar Aussie friend continues to be unfulfilled, injured potential on the Rockets bench (Dante Exum, if you’re wondering).

But reality is far worse. The Rockets have 8 players confirmed to be injured or sidelined, not including Victor Oladipo, who will likely be out on this back-to-back as he continues to come back from injury, or PJ Tucker, who will no longer Cheap Dante Exum Jersey be part of the team as the Rockets look to trade him. Wall sat out against the Kings with a knee injury, Wood has been out for about a month with two consecutive ankle sprains, and Eric Gordon suffered a groin injury against the Kings. Former small forward starter Danuel House has been out with a knee injury, while bench players Chris Clemons, Rodions Kurucs, David Nwaba, and Dante Exum have various ailments.

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Chicago Bulls superstar Micheal Jordan had a tough time knocking off the Utah Jazz to start his career.

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Jordan’s first meeting against the Jazz in his NBA Cheap Adrian Dantley Jersey career was in 1985. The two teams squared off twice each season.

In the 10 meetings against the Jazz from 1985-90, Jordan averaged 36.1 points per game. However, the Jazz Cheap Bob Hansen Jersey had a 8-2 record against the Bulls.

Here is a look at every meeting between Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz from 1985-90.

1984-85 Season
Jordan’s first game of his NBA career against the Jazz Cheap Darrell Griffith Jersey was on March 9, 1985 in Chicago. The Jazz won the game 111-105 after Darrell Griffith dropped 40 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. John Stockton added 14 points and 11 assists. Jordan recorded 28 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals in the loss.

The next meeting in the 1984-85 season was in Salt Lake City on March 24, 1985. The Jazz dominated the Bulls 110-92 Cheap Frank Layden Jersey inside the Salt Palace. Adrian Dantley led the Jazz with 29 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Griffith chipped in 25 points and 6 boards. In the loss, Jordan had 26 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.

Utah finished with a 41-41 record and reached the second Cheap John Stockton Jersey round of the postseason before being eliminated by the Denver Nuggets in five games.

The Bulls ended the season with a 38-44 record. They lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the Playoffs, 3-1. Jordan was named NBA Rookie of the Year.

In the 1985-86 season, Jordan played just 18 games in the regular season and missed both meetings against the Jazz.

1986-87 Season
The first meeting between Jordan and the Jazz took place in Salt Lake City on December 3, 1986. Despite Jordan dropping 45 points Cheap Karl Malone Jersey and 6 steals, the Jazz were able to pull out a 99-94 win, extending their win streak over Michael Jordan to 3-0. Karl Malone notched a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds in the win. Bob Hansen added 18 points.

It was the first time that Michael Jordan and Karl Malone met in the Salt Palace.

“If I were a sculptor and I was going to make the perfect player, it would be Michael Jordan,” said Jazz head coach Frank Layden during the Cheap Mark Eaton Jersey 1986-87 season.

Later that month on December 20, 1986, the Jazz took a 91-89 win back to Salt Lake City after Karl Malone gave the Jazz the win with the go-ahead bucket with 20 seconds left. Jordan had a chance to tie but turned the ball over.

Malone recorded 17 points and 9 rebounds. Mark Eaton nearly had a triple-double with 16 points, 13 rebounds and 9 blocks. Jordan had 27 points and 7 assists in the loss.

The Jazz won their first four meetings against Jordan. After the 1986-87 season, Utah had a 44-38 record. They lost to the Golden State Warriors Cheap Thurl Bailey Jersey in the first round of the NBA Playoffs in five games.

Chicago ended the year with a 40-42 record before being swept in the first round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics.

1987-88 Season
It was the year that Michael Jordan finally won his first game against the Utah Jazz. On December 2, 1987 in Salt Lake City the Bulls knocked off the Jazz 105-101 after Jordan dropped 47 points, 9 assists, 3 steals and 3 blocks. Malone had 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead Utah with Griffith adding 19 points off the bench.

Jordan would carry the Bulls to their second straight win over the Jazz in Chicago with a 113-91 victory on January 9, 1988. MJ had 45 points, 8 assists and 4 steals for the Bulls while Malone dropped 25 points. Thurl Bailey Cheap Jazz Jerseys Authentic added 18 off the bench.

After the regular season, the Jazz improved their record to 47-35. They knocked off the Portland Trail Blazers in four games in the first round of the Playoffs. The Jazz took the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games before their season ended in the second round.

Chicago had a 50-32 record heading into the Playoffs. They took down the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games before the “Bad Boy” Detroit Pistons eliminated the Bulls in five games.

December 2, 1987: Michael Jordan scored 47 points in the Salt Palace and beats the @utahjazz for the first time in his career 105-101. This game will always be remembered for Mike’s dunk on Mel Turpin. #TheLastDance #KSLSportsArchive #NBA pic.twitter.com/KEvS1Pe96z

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1988-89 Season
The two teams clashed in Salt Lake City on November 30, 1988 where the Jazz capped off a 107-93 win. Darrell Griffith dropped 32 points and 7 rebounds in the win for Utah along with 23 points off the bench from Thurl Bailey. Jordan had 33 despite having to leave the game after taking an elbow to the nose from Karl Malone.

January 9, 1988: Michael Jordan had 45 points on 17 of 23 shooting in the Bulls 113-91 win over the @utahjazz sweeping the season series. Karl Malone had 25 in the loss. #TheLastDance #KSLSportsArchive #NBA pic.twitter.com/sz0k4UD0gK

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On January 6, 1989 in Chicago, the Jazz took down the Bulls 106-92. John Stockton dished out 19 assists. Bailey led all scorers with 33 points off the bench and 30 points from the Mailman. Jordan finished with 27 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

The Jazz held a 51-31 record after the regular season but was swept in the first round of the Playoffs to the Golden State Warriors.

Chicago was 47-35 in the regular season. They knocked off the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games in the first round and the New York Knicks in six games in the second round before losing to the Detroit Pistons in six games in the Eastern Conference Finals.

1989-90 Season
In the final season of the 80’s, the Jazz and Bulls met in Salt Lake City on November 15, 1989. The Jazz beat the Bulls by one point, 108-107 after John Stockton took the ball through traffic and fired an shot at the buzzer near the paint to give the Jazz the win. Stockton finished with 22 points, 18 assists and 3 steals. Malone added 29 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan scored 40 points for the Bulls in the loss.

March 8, 1990: Michael Jordan scored 43 points but the @utahjazz get 27 points and 19 rebounds from Karl Malone, 16 assists from John Stockton and 22 from @bigTbailey in a 98-94 Jazz road win. #TheLastDance #KSLSportsArchive #NBA pic.twitter.com/KdsqNFkgVo

— Jeremiah Jensen (@JJSportsBeat) May 4, 2020

On March 8, 1990, the Jazz traveled to Chicago and pulled off a 98-94 win despite Jordan going off for 43 points, 7 rebounds and 7 steals. Malone led the Jazz with 27 points and 19 rebounds. John Stockton chipped in 12 points and 16 assists and Thurl Bailey added 22.

The Jazz had a 55-27 record to end the regular season. They were upset by the Phoenix Suns in the first round of the postseason after losing three games to two.

Chicago had the same record as the Jazz but went further in the playoffs. They beat the Milwaukee Bucks in four games in the first round and the Philadelphia 76ers in five games in the second round before being eliminated in seven games by the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals.