1995–96 Chicago Bulls season

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1995–96 Chicago Bulls season
NBA champions
Conference champions
Division champions
Head coachPhil Jackson
General managerJerry Krause
OwnersJerry Reinsdorf
ArenaUnited Center
Results
Record72–10 (.878)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Central)
Conference: 1st (Eastern)
Playoff finishNBA Champions
(Defeated SuperSonics 4–2)

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWGN-TV
SportsChannel Chicago
RadioWMAQ
< 1994–95 1996–97 >

The 1995–96 NBA season was the Bulls' 30th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Bulls acquired controversial All-Star forward and rebound-specialist Dennis Rodman from the San Antonio Spurs,[2] and signed free agents Randy Brown and James Edwards.[3] Midway through the season, the team signed John Salley, who was previously released by the expansion Toronto Raptors. Rodman, Edwards and Salley were all teammates on the Detroit Pistons during the "Bad Boy" era, where they won two straight championships in 1989 and 1990.[4]

Widely regarded as the greatest team in NBA history, The 1995–96 Bulls were named one of the Top 10 Teams in NBA History during the celebration of the league's 50th anniversary in 1996.[5] The team set the record for most wins in an NBA regular season in which they won the championship, finishing with 72 wins and 10 losses. The regular season record was broken by the 2015–16 Golden State Warriors, who finished 73–9 but would go on to lose in the 2016 NBA Finals;[6] that Warriors team had a connection to the 1995–96 Bulls team as Steve Kerr, the Golden State coach, was a reserve point guard with the Bulls.

The Bulls' started 37–0 at home, part of a then-NBA-record 44-game winning streak that included games from the 1994–95 regular-season.[7] Their 33 road wins were the most in NBA history until the 2015–16 Warriors won 34 road games. The season was the best 3-loss start in NBA history at 41–3 (.932), which included an 18-game winning streak for the team.[8] The Bulls became the first NBA team to ever win 70 regular season games, finishing first overall in their division, conference, and the entire NBA.[9] They are also the only team in NBA history to win more than 70 games and an NBA title in the same season. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen were both selected for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, with head coach Phil Jackson coaching the Eastern Conference.[10] Jordan was named Most Valuable Player of the Year, and led the league in scoring with 30.4 points per game.[11] Pippen finished second on the team in scoring averaging 19.4 points per game, while Rodman led the league with 14.9 rebounds per game.[12] Jordan and Pippen were both named to the All-NBA First Team, and NBA All-Defensive First Team, with Rodman being selected to the latter team. Jackson was named Coach of The Year, and Croatian small forward Toni Kukoč was named Sixth Man of the Year, averaging 13.1 points per game off the bench.[13]

The Bulls swept the Miami Heat 3–0 in the Eastern Conference First Round of the playoffs,[14] defeated the 5th-seeded New York Knicks 4–1 in five games of the Eastern Conference Semifinals,[15] then swept the Orlando Magic 4–0 in the Eastern Conference Finals.[16] They then defeated the Seattle SuperSonics 4–2 in the 1996 NBA Finals, winning their fourth NBA title in six seasons.[17] The Bulls have the best combined regular and postseason record in NBA history at 87–13 (.870). Following the season, Edwards retired and Salley left to play in Greece.[18]

For the season, the Bulls added new black alternate road uniforms with red pinstripes.[19] Eventually, they would remove the pinstripes from their jerseys in 1997.[20]

Off-season[edit]

Before the 1995–96 NBA season, the Bulls acquired Dennis Rodman and Jack Haley from the Spurs in exchange for Will Perdue and cash considerations to fill a void at power forward left by Horace Grant, who left the Bulls before the 1994–95 NBA season.[21]

In his book Bad as I Wanna Be,[citation needed] Rodman wrote that Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen had to approve the trade. Rodman chose the number 91 (9+1=10 according to Rodman for why he chose that number) for his jersey since #10 was retired by the Bulls in 1995 in honor of Bob Love.

Haley played in one game, the final game of the regular season, and didn't participate in the playoffs. He was best known for his friendship with the enigmatic Rodman.[22]

NBA draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality School/Club team
1 20 Jason Caffey PF  United States Alabama
2 31 Dragan Tarlać C  Serbia and Montenegro Olympiakos (Greece)

Roster[edit]

1995–96 Chicago Bulls roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 0 Brown, Randy 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1968–05–22 New Mexico State
F 30 Buechler, Jud 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1968–06–19 Arizona
F 35 Caffey, Jason 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1973–06–12 Alabama
C 53 Edwards, James 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 1955–11–22 Washington
F 54 Haley, Jack 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) 1964–01–27 UCLA
G 9 Harper, Ron 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 1964–01–20 Miami (OH)
G 23 Jordan, Michael (C) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1963–02–17 North Carolina
G 25 Kerr, Steve 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1965–09–27 Arizona
F 7 Kukoč, Toni 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1968–09–18 Croatia
C 13 Longley, Luc 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 265 lb (120 kg) 1969–01–19 New Mexico
F 33 Pippen, Scottie (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 1965–09–25 Central Arkansas
F 91 Rodman, Dennis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1961–05–13 SE Oklahoma State
F 22 Salley, John 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1964–05–16 Georgia Tech
F 8 Simpkins, Dickey 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 248 lb (112 kg) 1972–04–06 Providence
C 34 Wennington, Bill 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1963–04–26 St. John's
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: March 24, 1996

Standings[edit]

Central Division[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878 0.0 39–2 33–8 24–4 82
x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20.0 32–9 20–21 19–9 82
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 21.0 33–8 18–23 15–9 82
x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26.0 26–15 20–21 15–13 82
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26.0 30–11 16–25 15–13 82
Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31.0 25–16 16–25 13–15 82
Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47.0 14–27 11–30 8–20 82
Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51.0 15–26 6–35 5–23 82


Eastern Conference[edit]

Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Chicago Bulls * 72 10 .878 82
2 y-Orlando Magic * 60 22 .732 12.0 82
3 x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20.0 82
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 21.0 82
5 x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 25.0 82
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26.0 82
7 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26.0 82
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 30.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31.0 82
10 Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 33.0 82
11 Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 39.0 82
12 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 42.0 82
13 Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47.0 82
14 Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51.0 82
15 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 54.0 82

Record vs. opponents[edit]

Source: Team Splits on Basketball Reference

Table[edit]

1995–96 NBA records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3
Boston 0–4 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Charlotte 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 0–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–0 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–2
Golden State 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Indiana 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Milwaukee 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 0–4 2–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
New York 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Orlando 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Portland 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–4 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–1
Vancouver 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 0–2
Washington 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0

Regular season[edit]

November[edit]

Scottie Pippen accumulated 2 triple-doubles and 4 double-doubles in November 1995.

The Bulls began the 1995–96 season on November 3 against the Charlotte Hornets and defeated them, 105–91, with Michael Jordan scoring 42 points.[23] The next day, Chicago defeated the Boston Celtics in a 22-point blowout, 107-85, behind Scottie Pippen's 21 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists.[24] On November 7, the Bulls defeated the Toronto Raptors behind Jordan's 38 points.[25] In Gund Arena, Chicago defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 9, where Scottie Pippen accumulated a triple-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists.[26] After defeating the Portland Trail Blazers on November 11, the Bulls reached a 5–0 start for the season.[27] On November 14, Chicago's undefeated streak ended with a loss to the Orlando Magic, despite a double-double performance by Pippen who recorded 17 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan also scored 23 points and grabbed 7 rebounds for the Bulls[28] Following their first loss of the season, Chicago bounced back to defeat Cleveland on November 15.[29] The Bulls would continue their winning ways by defeating the New Jersey Nets on November 17. Toni Kukoc recorded a game-high 19 points and 7 assists for the Bulls.[30]

The Bulls went on a road trip to play against seven Western Conference teams. On November 21, Chicago played in its first overtime game of the season in a win against the Dallas Mavericks, 108-102, backed by a double-double performance by Pippen who recorded 26 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists and 36 points from Jordan.[31] On the next day, the Bulls defeated the San Antonio Spurs behind another triple-double by Pippen who recorded 15 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists. and Jordan's 38 points and 9 rebounds.[32] Chicago then went to Delta Center to play against the Utah Jazz on November 24. In the game, the Bulls defeated the Jazz, 90–85.[33] On November 26, the Bulls headed to Seattle and led the Sonics 64-51 after the first half, but the Sonics mounted a comeback outscoring the Bulls on the next two quarters, thus handing the visiting Bulls their second loss of the season, 92-97. Jordan led the Bulls with 22 points and 5 rebounds.[34] The next game, the Bulls would visit the Trailblazers. Jordan led all scorers with 33 points to go along with 8 assists, as the Bulls won, 107-104.[35] In their last game of the month, the Bulls went to Canada to play against the Vancouver Grizzlies and defeated them, 94-88.[36]

December[edit]

Chicago's road trip ended in Los Angeles on December 2 after defeating the Clippers behind Jordan's double-double of 37 points and 11 rebounds.[37] On December 6, the Bulls headed back to the United Center to play the New York Knicks and had defeated them despite Jordan's struggle that night who just 8-for-27 from the field. In that game also, Rodman grabbed a game-high 20 rebounds.[38] The Bulls won their fifth straight game on December 8 against the Spurs, behind Jordan's statline of 28 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists.[39] On the next day, Chicago defeated the Milwaukee Bucks behind Jordan's 45-point performance and Pippen's 28 points and 6 assists.[40] On December 13, the Bulls were visited by the Orlando Magic. Jordan recorded 36 points and 6 rebounds, Pippen recorded 26 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and Rodman recorded 8 points and 19 rebounds as they got their 17th win of the season, beating the visiting Magic, 112-103.[41] The next day, the Bulls traveled to Atlanta to take on the Hawks on the road. The Bulls outscored the Hawks 65 to 55 in the first half, thus fueling them towards their 8th straight win and 18th win of the season. Pippen led the Bulls having recorded a near triple-double of 30 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists.[42] On December 16, Pippen recorded a double-double of 33 points and 13 rebounds as the Bulls got the win over the visiting L.A. Lakers, 108-88.[43] Two days after, Jordan and Pippen both scored 37 points as they fueled the Bulls towards their 20th win of the season, after beating the Celtics, 123-114.[44]

January[edit]

The Bulls went undefeated in January.

February[edit]

The Bulls continued their success in February, winning 11 of 14 of the games played this month. And also, this is their first and only time they have lost back-to-back games for the whole season. On February 4, they had been defeated by the Denver Nuggets despite a stellar performance by Michael Jordan who recorded 39 points and 4 assists on the road. The following game, the Bulls also lost another road game, this time to the Phoenix Suns. In this game, Charles Barkley proved too much to be handle by the Bulls as he dropped a double-double of 35 points and 16 rebounds to guide his team in winning. After losing two straight road games, the Bulls followed it with 7 straight wins. In that 7-game streak, the Bulls defeated the Warriors, Bullets, Pistons (in OT), Timberwolves, Pacers, Cavaliers and Hawks. Their 7-game winning streak were stopped by the home team, the Miami Heat. The Heat, guided by Rex Chapman who shot 9-for-10 from 3-point range, proved too much to be handled by the visiting Bulls. With this loss, the Bulls now have lost 6 games for the whole season, and all 6 of those games are on the road.[45]

March[edit]

The Bulls added 2 of their final 10 losses in March:[46]

On Sunday, March 10, they were blown out 104-72 in Madison Square Garden by Ewing's Knicks – their largest margin of defeat on the season.

Two weeks later, they dropped a game at the hands of the expansion Raptors, 109-108. Damon Stoudamire posted an efficient 30-point, 11-assist effort to lead Toronto.

April[edit]

The Bulls lost two home games in the final month losing to the Charlotte Hornets, then their final home game of the season to the Indiana Pacers. Those were their only home losses of the entire season, including the playoffs, as Chicago finished with an overall 39-2 record at the United Center.

Playoffs[edit]

First round[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
TBS Game 1 April 26 9:30 EDT
NBC Game 2 April 28 5:30 EDT
TNT Game 3 May 1 8:00 EDT

The Bulls' playoff run began on April 26. Their First Round opponent was the Miami Heat, whom they defeated 3–1 in the regular season. In Game 1, the Bulls defeated Miami in a blowout victory behind Jordan's 35 points.[47] Winning in a 31-point blowout, Chicago once again defeated the Heat.[48] To reach the Conference Semifinals, the Bulls defeated the Heat in Miami in a game where Pippen accumulated a triple-double with 22 points, 18 rebounds, and 10 assists.[49]

Conference semifinals[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
NBC Game 1 May 5 5:30 EDT
TNT Game 2 May 7 9:30 EDT
NBC Game 3 May 11 1:00 EDT
NBC Game 4 May 12 5:30 EDT
TNT Game 5 May 14 8:00 EDT

The Bulls met rival New York Knicks in the Conference Semifinals. In the regular season, Chicago won the season series, 4–1. In Game 1 on May 5, the Bulls defeated the Knicks behind Jordan's 44 points.[50] Chicago would defeat New York again on May 7 to take a 2–0 series lead.[51] Playing at Madison Square Garden, the Bulls lost Game 3 in overtime, despite a 46-point offensive performance by Jordan.[52] In Game 4, Chicago defeated the Knicks by three points to take a 3–1 series lead.[53] To close out the series, the Bulls defeated New York at home behind double-double performances by Pippen and Rodman.[54]

Conference finals[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
NBC Game 1 May 19 3:30 EDT
TNT Game 2 May 21 8:30 EDT
NBC Game 3 May 25 3:30 EDT
NBC Game 4 May 27 3:30 EDT

In the Conference Finals, the Bulls met the Atlantic Division champions, Orlando Magic, a team led by Shaquille O'Neal and Anfernee Hardaway, who had reached the finals the previous year and were swept by Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets. The Bulls won the regular-season series against the Magic, 3–1. To start the series, the Bulls took Game 1 in a 38-point blowout on May 19.[55] Behind Jordan's 35 points, Chicago defeated Orlando on May 21.[56] In Game 3, the Bulls continued their winning ways by taking a 3–0 series lead against the Magic.[57] Completing the series sweep, the Bulls won Game 4 by five points behind a 45-point performance by Jordan.[58]

NBA Finals[edit]

Net. Game Date Time
NBC Game 1 June 5 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 2 June 7 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 3 June 9 7:30 EDT
NBC Game 4 June 12 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 5 June 14 9:00 EDT
NBC Game 6 June 16 7:30 EDT

Chicago took on the Seattle SuperSonics, whose 64–18 franchise-best regular season record was overshadowed by the Bulls' 72–10 record. In the regular season, the two teams split the season series, 1–1. In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, Chicago defeated Seattle by 17 points.[59] The Bulls took a 2–0 series lead against the Sonics in the second game where Rodman accumulated 20 rebounds.[60] In KeyArena, Chicago won Game 3 behind Jordan's 36 points.[61] The Bulls lost Game 4 in a 21-point blowout on June 12.[62] On June 14, the Bulls lost against Seattle in Game 5.[63] Back in the United Center, Chicago defeated Seattle in Game 6[64] to win the NBA championship four games to two.

Game log[edit]

Regular season[edit]

1995–96 game log
Total: 72–10 (Home: 39–2; Road: 33–8)
November: 12–2 (Home: 6–0; Road: 6–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 November 3 Charlotte W 105–91 Michael Jordan (42) Dennis Rodman (11) Michael Jordan (7) United Center
23,862
1–0
2 November 4 Boston W 107–85 Scottie Pippen (21) Longley & Rodman (8) Kukoč & Pippen (5) United Center
23,608
2–0
3 November 7 Toronto W 117–108 Michael Jordan (38) Dennis Rodman (13) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,102
3–0
4 November 9 @ Cleveland W 106–88 Michael Jordan (29) Scottie Pippen (13) Scottie Pippen (12) Gund Arena
20,562
4–0
5 November 11 Portland W 110–106 Michael Jordan (36) Scottie Pippen (9) Michael Jordan (7) United Center
23,384
5–0
6 November 14 @ Orlando L 88–94 Michael Jordan (23) Scottie Pippen (10) Jordan & Pippen (6) Orlando Arena
17,248
5–1
7 November 15 Cleveland W 113–94 Scottie Pippen (27) Jason Caffey (8) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,257
6–1
8 November 17 New Jersey W 109–94 Toni Kukoč (19) Luc Longley (8) Toni Kukoč (7) United Center
23,312
7–1
9 November 21 @ Dallas W 108–102 (OT) Michael Jordan (36) Scottie Pippen (12) Scottie Pippen (7) Reunion Arena
17,502
8–1
10 November 22 @ San Antonio W 103–94 Michael Jordan (38) Luc Longley (11) Scottie Pippen (13) Alamodome
35,888
9–1
11 November 24 @ Utah W 90–85 Michael Jordan (34) Luc Longley (10) Michael Jordan (6) Delta Center
19,911
10–1
12 November 26 @ Seattle L 92–97 Michael Jordan (22) Scottie Pippen (12) Scottie Pippen (5) KeyArena
17,072
10–2
13 November 27 @ Portland W 107–104 Michael Jordan (33) Pippen & Wennington (5) Scottie Pippen (10) Rose Garden
21,401
11–2
14 November 30 @ Vancouver W 94–88 Michael Jordan (29) Luc Longley (10) Scottie Pippen (8) General Motors Place
19,193
12–2
December : 13–1 (Home: 9–0; Road: 4–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
15 December 2 @ L.A. Clippers W 104–98 Michael Jordan (37) Scottie Pippen (13) Scottie Pippen (6) Arrowhead Pond
18,321
13–2
16 December 6 New York W 101–94 Jordan & Pippen (22) Dennis Rodman (20) Jordan & Pippen (8) United Center
23,828
14–2
17 December 8 San Antonio W 106–87 Michael Jordan (28) Dennis Rodman (21) Michael Jordan (6) United Center
23,802
15–2
18 December 9 @ Milwaukee W 118–106 Michael Jordan (45) Dennis Rodman (21) Scottie Pippen (6) Bradley Center
18,633
16–2
19 December 13 Orlando W 112–103 Michael Jordan (36) Dennis Rodman (19) Scottie Pippen (6) United Center
23,895
17–2
20 December 14 @ Atlanta W 127–108 Scottie Pippen (30) Dennis Rodman (10) Kukoč & Pippen (8) Omni Coliseum
16,378
18–2
21 December 16 L.A. Lakers W 108–88 Scottie Pippen (33) Dennis Rodman (15) Jordan & Pippen (6) United Center
23,824
19–2
22 December 18 @ Boston W 123–114 Jordan & Pippen (37) Dennis Rodman (17) Scottie Pippen (12) FleetCenter
18,624
20–2
23 December 19 Dallas W 114–101 Michael Jordan (32) Dennis Rodman (13) Steve Kerr (6) United Center
23,208
21–2
24 December 22 Toronto W 113–104 Michael Jordan (27) Michael Jordan (10) Michael Jordan (5) United Center
22,987
22–2
25 December 23 Utah W 100–86 Michael Jordan (30) Dennis Rodman (12) Michael Jordan (8) United Center
23,906
23–2
26 December 26 @ Indiana L 97–103 Michael Jordan (30) Dennis Rodman (11) Scottie Pippen (6) Market Square Arena
16,728
23–3
27 December 29 Indiana W 120–93 Michael Jordan (29) Dennis Rodman (16) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,739
24–3
28 December 30 Atlanta W 95–93 Michael Jordan (33) Dennis Rodman (21) Michael Jordan (6) United Center
23,587
25–3
January : 14–0 (Home: 7–0; Road: 7–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
29 January 3 Houston W 100–86 Michael Jordan (38) Dennis Rodman (15) Scottie Pippen (9) United Center
23,854
26–3
30 January 4 @ Charlotte W 117–93 Michael Jordan (27) Dennis Rodman (11) Ron Harper (7) Charlotte Coliseum
24,042
27–3
31 January 6 Milwaukee W 113–84 Michael Jordan (32) Dennis Rodman (16) Scottie Pippen (6) United Center
23,801
28–3
32 January 10 Seattle W 113–87 Michael Jordan (35) Michael Jordan (14) 3 players tied (5) United Center
23,877
29–3
33 January 13 @ Philadelphia W 120–93 Michael Jordan (48) Dennis Rodman (16) Scottie Pippen (10) The Spectrum
18,168
30–3
34 January 15 @ Washington W 116–109 Michael Jordan (46) Dennis Rodman (15) Scottie Pippen (6) USAir Arena
18,756
31–3
35 January 16 Philadelphia W 116–104 Michael Jordan (32) Dennis Rodman (21) Dennis Rodman (10) United Center
23,587
32–3
36 January 18 @ Toronto W 92–89 Michael Jordan (38) Dennis Rodman (13) Pippen & Rodman (4) SkyDome
36,118
33–3
37 January 21 @ Detroit W 111–96 Michael Jordan (36) Dennis Rodman (9) Scottie Pippen (6) The Palace of Auburn Hills
21,454
34–3
38 January 23 @ New York W 99–79 Michael Jordan (33) Dennis Rodman (13) Scottie Pippen (6) Madison Square Garden
19,763
35–3
39 January 24 Vancouver W 104–84 Scottie Pippen (30) Dennis Rodman (16) Ron Harper (7) United Center
23,652
36–3
40 January 26 Miami W 102–80 Michael Jordan (25) Dennis Rodman (16) Pippen & Rodman (5) United Center
23,814
37–3
41 January 28 Phoenix W 93–82 Michael Jordan (31) Dennis Rodman (20) Michael Jordan (6) United Center
23,927
38–3
42 January 30 @ Houston W 98–87 Scottie Pippen (28) Scottie Pippen (12) Scottie Pippen (5) The Summit
16,286
39–3
February : 11–3 (Home: 4–0; Road: 7–3)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
43 February 1 @ Sacramento W 105–85 Michael Jordan (27) Dennis Rodman (21) Toni Kukoč (5) ARCO Arena
17,317
40–3
44 February 2 @ L.A. Lakers W 99–84 Scottie Pippen (30) Dennis Rodman (23) Michael Jordan (7) Great Western Forum
17,505
41–3
45 February 4 @ Denver L 99–105 Michael Jordan (39) Dennis Rodman (12) 3 players tied (5) McNichols Sports Arena
17,171
41–4
46 February 6 @ Phoenix L 96–106 Michael Jordan (28) Dennis Rodman (14) Scottie Pippen (8) America West Arena
19,023
41–5
47 February 7 @ Golden State W 99–95 Michael Jordan (40) Dennis Rodman (18) Michael Jordan (6) Oakland Coliseum Arena
15,025
42–5
All-Star Break
48 February 13 Washington W 111–98 Michael Jordan (32) Dennis Rodman (16) Scottie Pippen (4) United Center
23,494
43–5
49 February 15 @ Detroit W 112–109 (OT) Michael Jordan (32) Dennis Rodman (19) Scottie Pippen (6) The Palace of Auburn Hills
21,454
44–5
50 February 16 @ Minnesota W 103–100 Michael Jordan (35) Dennis Rodman (19) Scottie Pippen (7) Target Center
20,214
45–5
51 February 18 @ Indiana W 110–102 Michael Jordan (44) Dennis Rodman (23) Michael Jordan (7) Market Square Arena
16,770
46–5
52 February 20 Cleveland W 102–76 Ron Harper (22) Dennis Rodman (15) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,604
47–5
53 February 22 @ Atlanta W 96–91 Michael Jordan (34) Dennis Rodman (20) Scottie Pippen (10) Omni Coliseum
16,378
48–5
54 February 23 @ Miami L 104–113 Michael Jordan (31) Dennis Rodman (11) Scottie Pippen (6) Miami Arena
15,200
48–6
55 February 25 Orlando W 111–91 Toni Kukoč (24) Dennis Rodman (17) Michael Jordan (7) United Center
24,102
49–6
56 February 27 Minnesota W 120–99 Michael Jordan (35) Dennis Rodman (24) Michael Jordan (7) United Center
23,716
50–6
March : 12–2 (Home: 10–0; Road: 2–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
57 March 1 Golden State W 110–87 Scottie Pippen (25) Dennis Rodman (17) Michael Jordan (6) United Center
23,596
51–6
58 March 2 Boston W 107–75 Michael Jordan (21) Dennis Rodman (15) Michael Jordan (8) United Center
23,721
52–6
59 March 5 Milwaukee W 115–106 Michael Jordan (33) Dennis Rodman (9) Harper & Kukoč (7) United Center
23,547
53–6
60 March 7 Detroit W 102–81 Michael Jordan (53) Dennis Rodman (13) Scottie Pippen (10) United Center
23,369
54–6
61 March 10 @ New York L 72–104 Michael Jordan (32) Dennis Rodman (10) Scottie Pippen (5) Madison Square Garden
19,763
54–7
62 March 13 Washington W 103–86 Michael Jordan (37) Dennis Rodman (14) Michael Jordan (5) United Center
23,652
55–7
63 March 15 Denver W 108–87 Michael Jordan (33) Dennis Rodman (15) Toni Kukoč (10) United Center
23,692
56–7
64 March 16 @ New Jersey W 97–93 Michael Jordan (37) Michael Jordan (16) Michael Jordan (5) Meadowlands Arena
20,049
57–7
65 March 18 @ Philadelphia W 98–94 Michael Jordan (38) Michael Jordan (11) Toni Kukoč (11) The Spectrum
18,168
58–7
66 March 19 Sacramento W 89–67 Michael Jordan (20) Michael Jordan (9) Toni Kukoč (7) United Center
23,312
59–7
67 March 21 New York W 107–86 Michael Jordan (36) Michael Jordan (11) Jordan & Kukoč (5) United Center
23,802
60–7
68 March 24 @ Toronto L 108–109 Michael Jordan (36) 3 player tied (9) Scottie Pippen (6) SkyDome
36,131
60–8
69 March 28 Atlanta W 111–80 Toni Kukoč (24) Scottie Pippen (11) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,642
61–8
70 March 30 L.A. Clippers W 106–85 Scottie Pippen (22) Jordan & Kukoč (9) Michael Jordan (6) United Center
23,764
62–8
April : 10–2 (Home: 3–2; Road: 7–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
71 April 2 @ Miami W 110–92 Jordan & Pippen (32) Dennis Rodman (13) Ron Harper (6) Miami Arena
15,200
63–8
72 April 4 Miami W 100–92 Michael Jordan (40) Dennis Rodman (12) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,702
64–8
73 April 5 @ Charlotte W 126–92 Scottie Pippen (28) Dennis Rodman (17) Scottie Pippen (14) Charlotte Coliseum
24,042
65–8
74 April 7 @ Orlando W 90–86 Michael Jordan (27) Pippen & Rodman (13) Scottie Pippen (5) Orlando Arena
17,248
66–8
75 April 8 Charlotte L 97–98 Michael Jordan (40) Dennis Rodman (17) Scottie Pippen (6) United Center
23,590
66–9
76 April 11 @ New Jersey W 113–100 Michael Jordan (17) Dennis Rodman (12) Toni Kukoč (6) Meadowlands Arena
20,049
67–9
77 April 12 Philadelphia W 112–82 Michael Jordan (23) Dennis Rodman (16) Scottie Pippen (6) United Center
23,633
68–9
78 April 14 @ Cleveland W 98–72 Michael Jordan (32) Michael Jordan (12) Toni Kukoč (5) Gund Arena
20,562
69–9
79 April 16 @ Milwaukee W 86–80 Michael Jordan (22) Dennis Rodman (19) 3 players tied (4) Bradley Center
18,633
70–9
80 April 18 Detroit W 110–79 Michael Jordan (30) Dennis Rodman (18) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
23,614
71–9
81 April 20 Indiana L 99–100 Michael Jordan (24) Dennis Rodman (15) Brown & Jordan (6) United Center
23,784
71–10
82 April 21 @ Washington W 103–93 Michael Jordan (26) Dennis Rodman (11) Scottie Pippen (5) USAir Arena
18,756
72–10
1995–96 schedule

Playoffs[edit]

1996 playoff game log
Total: 15–3 (Home: 10–0; Road: 5–3)
First Round: 3–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 1–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 April 26 Miami W 102–85 Michael Jordan (35) Dennis Rodman (10) 3 players tied (3) United Center
24,104
1–0
2 April 28 Miami W 106–75 Michael Jordan (29) Scottie Pippen (8) Scottie Pippen (8) United Center
24,202
2–0
3 May 1 @ Miami W 112–91 Michael Jordan (26) Scottie Pippen (18) Scottie Pippen (10) Miami Arena
15,200
3–0
Conference Semifinals: 4–1 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–1)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 5 New York W 91–84 Michael Jordan (44) Dennis Rodman (12) Scottie Pippen (7) United Center
24,394
1–0
2 May 7 New York W 91–80 Michael Jordan (28) Dennis Rodman (19) Scottie Pippen (6) United Center
24,328
2–0
3 May 11 @ New York L 99–102 (OT) Michael Jordan (46) Dennis Rodman (16) Scottie Pippen (6) Madison Square Garden
19,763
2–1
4 May 12 @ New York W 94–91 Michael Jordan (27) Dennis Rodman (19) Michael Jordan (8) Madison Square Garden
19,763
3–1
5 May 14 New York W 94–81 Michael Jordan (35) Dennis Rodman (12) Harper & Jordan (5) United Center
24,396
4–1
Conference Finals: 4–0 (Home: 2–0; Road: 2–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 May 19 Orlando W 121–83 Michael Jordan (21) Dennis Rodman (21) Toni Kukoč (10) United Center
24,411
1–0
2 May 21 Orlando W 93–88 Michael Jordan (35) Dennis Rodman (12) Scottie Pippen (9) United Center
24,395
2–0
3 May 25 @ Orlando W 86–67 Michael Jordan (35) Dennis Rodman (12) Scottie Pippen (9) Orlando Arena
17,248
3–0
4 May 27 @ Orlando W 106–101 Michael Jordan (45) Dennis Rodman (14) Scottie Pippen (8) Orlando Arena
17,248
4–0
NBA Finals: 4–2 (Home: 3–0; Road: 1–2)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Series
1 June 5 Seattle W 107–90 Michael Jordan (28) Dennis Rodman (13) Ron Harper (7) United Center
24,544
1–0
2 June 7 Seattle W 92–88 Michael Jordan (29) Dennis Rodman (20) Michael Jordan (8) United Center
24,544
2–0
3 June 9 @ Seattle W 108–86 Michael Jordan (36) Dennis Rodman (10) Scottie Pippen (9) KeyArena
17,072
3–0
4 June 12 @ Seattle L 86–107 Michael Jordan (23) Dennis Rodman (14) Scottie Pippen (8) KeyArena
17,072
3–1
5 June 14 @ Seattle L 78–89 Michael Jordan (26) Dennis Rodman (12) Scottie Pippen (5) KeyArena
17,072
3–2
6 June 16 Seattle W 87–75 Michael Jordan (22) Dennis Rodman (19) Michael Jordan (7) United Center
24,544
4–2
1996 schedule

Player statistics[edit]

Regular season
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Randy Brown 68 0 9.9 .406 .091 .609 1.0 1.1 .84 .18 2.7
Jud Buechler 74 0 10.0 .463 .444 .636 1.5 .8 .46 .09 3.8
Jason Caffey 57 0 9.6 .438 .000 .588 1.9 .4 .21 .12 3.2
James Edwards 28 0 9.8 .373 .000 .615 1.4 .4 .04 .29 3.5
Jack Haley 1 0 7.0 .333 .000 .500 2.0 .0 .00 .00 5.0
Ron Harper 80 80 23.6 .467 .269 .705 2.7 2.6 1.31 .40 7.4
Michael Jordan 82 82 37.7 .495 .427 .834 6.6 4.3 2.20 .51 30.4
Steve Kerr 82 0 23.4 .506 .515 .929 1.3 2.3 .77 .02 8.4
Toni Kukoč 81 20 26.0 .490 .403 .772 4.0 3.5 .79 .35 13.1
Luc Longley 62 62 26.5 .482 .000 .777 5.1 1.9 .35 1.35 9.1
Scottie Pippen 77 77 36.7 .463 .374 .679 6.9 5.9 1.73 .74 19.4
Dennis Rodman 64 57 32.6 .480 .111 .528 15.6 2.5 .56 .42 5.5
John Salley 17 0 11.2 .343 .000 .600 2.5 .9 .47 .88 2.1
Dickey Simpkins 60 12 11.4 .481 1.000 .629 2.6 .6 .15 .13 3.6
Bill Wennington 71 20 15.0 .493 1.000 .860 2.5 .6 .30 .23 5.3
Playoffs
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Randy Brown 16 7.0 .571 .500 .750 .6 .4 .31 .06 2.8
Jud Buechler 17 7.5 .474 .381 .500 .6 .4 .41 .00 2.7
James Edwards 6 4.7 .444 .000 .750 .7 .0 .00 .00 1.8
Ron Harper 18 27.4 .425 .319 .690 3.7 2.5 1.39 .39 8.8
Michael Jordan 18 40.7 .459 .403 .818 4.9 4.1 1.83 .33 30.7
Steve Kerr 18 19.8 .448 .321 .871 1.0 1.7 .78 .00 6.8
Toni Kukoč 15 29.3 .391 .191 .838 4.2 3.9 .93 .27 10.8
Luc Longley 18 24.4 .469 .000 .757 4.6 1.6 .39 1.39 8.3
Scottie Pippen 18 41.2 .390 .286 .638 8.5 5.9 2.61 .89 16.9
Dennis Rodman 18 34.4 .485 .000 .593 13.7 2.1 .78 .44 7.5
John Salley 16 5.3 .545 .000 .286 .7 .4 .06 .12 .9
Bill Wennington 18 9.4 .520 .000 .500 1.7 .5 .22 .06 3.0

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Playoff leaders[edit]

Rate statistic requirements

Minutes played
1 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 911
2 Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 789
3 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 742
4 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 733
5 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 725
Field goals
1 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 188
2 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 187
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 162
4 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 147
5 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 131
Field goal attempts
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 407
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 401
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 334
4 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 287
5 Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 259
2-Pt field goals
1 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 188
2 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 162
3 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 147
4 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 131
5 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 121
2-Pt field goal attempts
1 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 398
2 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 345
3 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 255
4 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 234
5 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 216
3-Pt field goals
1 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 41
2 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 34
3 Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 33
4 Sam Perkins ▪ SEA 32
5 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 30
3-Pt field goal attempts
1 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 105
2 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 100
3 Sam Perkins ▪ SEA 87
4 Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 84
5 Dennis Scott ▪ ORL 69
Field goals missed
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 220
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 213
3 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 175
4 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 172
5 Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 136
Free throws
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 153
2 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 124
3 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 101
4 Hersey Hawkins ▪ SEA 85
5 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 73
Free throw attempts
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 187
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 176
3 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 156
4 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 122
5 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 109
Offensive rebounds
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 98
2 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 66
3 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 62
4 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 49
5 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 47
Defensive rebounds
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 149
2 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 142
3 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 139
4 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 91
5 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 89
Total rebounds
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 247
2 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 208
3 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 186
4 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 153
5 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 120
Assists
1 John Stockton* ▪ UTA 195
2 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 143
3 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 107
4 Avery Johnson ▪ SAS 94
5 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 79
Steals
1 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 47
2 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 37
3 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 34
4 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 33
5 John Stockton* ▪ UTA 29
Blocks
1 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 40
2 David Robinson* ▪ SAS 25
3 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 25
4 Luc Longley ▪ CHI 25
5 Felton Spencer ▪ UTA 22
Turnovers
1 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 80
2 Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 67
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 62
4 John Stockton* ▪ UTA 58
5 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 45
Personal fouls
1 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 84
2 Luc Longley ▪ CHI 83
3 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 76
4 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 69
5 Antoine Carr ▪ UTA 66
Points
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 552
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 477
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 434
4 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 418
5 Detlef Schrempf ▪ SEA 336
Field goal pct
1 Will Perdue ▪ SAS .691
2 Adam Keefe ▪ UTA .676
3 Horace Grant ▪ ORL .649
4 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL .607
5 Mark Bryant ▪ HOU .600
2-pt field goal pct
1 Will Perdue ▪ SAS .691
2 Adam Keefe ▪ UTA .688
3 Horace Grant ▪ ORL .649
4 Steve Kerr ▪ CHI .647
5 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL .607
3-pt field goal pct
1 Dontonio Wingfield ▪ POR .600
2 Vinny Del Negro ▪ SAS .593
3 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA .586
4 Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR .556
5 Chuck Person ▪ SAS .532
Free throw pct
1 Kenny Smith ▪ HOU 1.000
2 Cedric Ceballos ▪ LAL .917
3 Mario Elie ▪ HOU .917
4 Allan Houston ▪ DET .900
5 Hersey Hawkins ▪ SEA .895
Minutes per game
1 Wesley Person ▪ PHO 45.8
2 Anthony Mason ▪ NYK 43.8
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 43.4
4 Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 42.6
5 Steve Smith ▪ ATL 42.1
Points per game
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 30.7
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 26.5
3 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 25.8
4 Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 25.5
5 David Robinson* ▪ SAS 23.6
Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 23.6
Rebounds per game
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 13.7
2 Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 13.5
3 Dale Davis ▪ IND 11.2
4 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 10.6
5 Horace Grant ▪ ORL 10.4
Assists per game
1 John Stockton* ▪ UTA 10.8
2 Kevin Johnson ▪ PHO 10.8
3 Avery Johnson ▪ SAS 9.4
4 Rod Strickland ▪ POR 8.4
5 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 6.8
Steals per game
1 Clyde Drexler* ▪ HOU 2.6
2 Robert Horry ▪ HOU 2.6
3 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 2.6
4 Sarunas Marciulionis* ▪ SAC 2.5
5 Mookie Blaylock ▪ ATL 2.2
Blocks per game
1 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 3.1
2 David Robinson* ▪ SAS 2.5
3 Hakeem Olajuwon* ▪ HOU 2.1
4 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 2.0
5 Robert Horry ▪ HOU 1.6
Player efficiency rating
1 David Robinson* ▪ SAS 29.1
2 Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 27.5
3 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 27.4
4 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 26.7
5 Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 24.7
True shooting pct
1 Will Perdue ▪ SAS .728
2 Chuck Person ▪ SAS .716
3 Horace Grant ▪ ORL .671
4 Eddie Jones ▪ LAL .657
5 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA .648
Effective field goal pct
1 Chuck Person ▪ SAS .695
2 Adam Keefe ▪ UTA .691
3 Will Perdue ▪ SAS .690
4 Eddie Jones ▪ LAL .653
5 Horace Grant ▪ ORL .649
Offensive rebound pct
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 18.3
2 Ervin Johnson ▪ SEA 15.2
3 Dale Davis ▪ IND 14.5
4 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 13.5
5 Will Perdue ▪ SAS 13.4
Defensive rebound pct
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 30.9
2 Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 27.5
3 Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 27.5
4 Will Perdue ▪ SAS 25.8
5 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 25.4
Total rebound pct
1 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 24.3
2 Will Perdue ▪ SAS 19.7
3 Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 18.8
4 Dale Davis ▪ IND 18.7
5 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 18.2
Assist pct
1 Rod Strickland ▪ POR 48.0
2 Kevin Johnson ▪ PHO 47.3
3 John Stockton* ▪ UTA 45.9
4 Avery Johnson ▪ SAS 38.9
5 Howard Eisley ▪ UTA 33.5
Steal pct
1 Clyde Drexler* ▪ HOU 3.7
2 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 3.5
3 Robert Horry ▪ HOU 3.5
4 Nate McMillan ▪ SEA 3.3
5 Craig Ehlo ▪ ATL 3.0
Block pct
1 Greg Ostertag ▪ UTA 9.0
2 Felton Spencer ▪ UTA 7.2
3 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 6.0
4 Luc Longley ▪ CHI 5.2
5 Ervin Johnson ▪ SEA 5.0
Turnover pct
1 Vinny Del Negro ▪ SAS 4.3
2 Horace Grant ▪ ORL 5.6
3 Charles Barkley* ▪ PHO 6.2
4 Mario Elie ▪ HOU 6.6
5 Bryon Russell ▪ UTA 6.6
Usage pct
1 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 34.9
2 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 32.9
3 Shaquille O'Neal* ▪ ORL 32.3
4 David Robinson* ▪ SAS 31.6
5 Arvydas Sabonis* ▪ POR 30.7
Offensive rating
1 Horace Grant ▪ ORL 141.8
2 Will Perdue ▪ SAS 131.4
3 Chuck Person ▪ SAS 130.5
4 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 128.0
5 Steve Kerr ▪ CHI 126.2
Defensive rating
1 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 96.1
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 96.6
3 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 96.7
4 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 97.5
5 Greg Ostertag ▪ UTA 97.6
Offensive win shares
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 3.4
2 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 2.3
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 1.9
4 Anfernee Hardaway ▪ ORL 1.8
5 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 1.5
Defensive win shares
1 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 1.7
2 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 1.6
3 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 1.4
4 Dennis Rodman* ▪ CHI 1.4
5 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 1.3
Win shares
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 4.7
2 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 3.1
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 3.1
4 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 3.0
5 Shawn Kemp ▪ SEA 3.0
Win shares per 48 minutes
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI .306
2 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA .233
3 Horace Grant ▪ ORL .221
4 David Robinson* ▪ SAS .214
5 Bryon Russell ▪ UTA .213
Box plus/minus
1 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 9.3
2 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 8.1
3 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 7.8
4 Bryon Russell ▪ UTA 7.7
5 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 7.1
Offensive box plus/minus
1 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 8.1
2 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 7.1
3 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 5.1
4 Rod Strickland ▪ POR 4.9
5 Eddie Jones ▪ LAL 4.6
Defensive box plus/minus
1 Robert Horry ▪ HOU 5.4
2 Hakeem Olajuwon* ▪ HOU 4.9
3 Patrick Ewing* ▪ NYK 4.7
4 Charles Smith ▪ SAS 4.4
5 Clyde Drexler* ▪ HOU 4.3
Value over replacement player
1 Scottie Pippen* ▪ CHI 2.1
2 Michael Jordan* ▪ CHI 1.9
3 Gary Payton* ▪ SEA 1.8
4 Karl Malone* ▪ UTA 1.6
5 Jeff Hornacek ▪ UTA 1.6

Salaries[edit]

Rk Player Salary
1. Michael Jordan $3,850,000
2 Toni Kukoč $3,560,000
3 Ron Harper $3,120,000
4 Scottie Pippen $2,925,000
5 Dennis Rodman $2,500,000
6 Luc Longley $2,300,000
7 Bill Wennington $1,000,000
8 Randy Brown $900,000
9 Dickey Simpkins $845,000
10 Steve Kerr $800,000
11 Jason Caffey $627,000
12 Jud Buechler $300,000
13 James Edwards $225,000
14 Jack Haley $225,000

Award winners[edit]

NBA All-Star Game[edit]

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