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PIPPEN (to reporters in 1993): We came here and did exactly what we didn't want to do, and that's relax.
Stung by the unexpected defeat, Jordan puts up 55 points (the second-highest total in Finals history) in a 111--105 victory. Still, Phoenix is only down two with 30 seconds left, but Johnson turns the ball over. Barkley becomes the 13th player to have a triple double in the Finals.
WESTPHAL: Our theory was that you couldn't give Michael the same look, so sometimes we doubled him, sometimes not, tried to mix it up. But he was ridiculous in that game, as he often was.
AINGE: When you play against Michael, you might think you have something figured out, but you really don't. It's like with Ted Williams. You get him out one day, so the scouting report says throw him high and tight, and the next day he hits high and tight out of the ballpark.
SMITH: Michael loved kicking Majerle's ass in particular. That's because [Bulls general manager] Jerry Krause used to talk about how great a defender Majerle was. You know how that kind of thing went over with Michael.
WILLIAMS: I loved that game. To this day I tell everybody that the North Carolina Tar Heels combined for 57.
During Game 4, Colangelo, a Chicago native, throws down with a Bulls fan.
COLANGELO: This fan swore at my 80-year-old mother. He told her to shut up and sit down. I asked him to apologize and he wouldn't. He gave me the finger after the game, and I got in a punch before security stepped in. I had a Chicago moment.
Facing elimination in Game 5, the Suns set out to "save the city."