1993 NBA Playoffs


1993 NBA Playoffs

The 1993 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1992-1993 season. The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls winning their third consecutive championship by defeating the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns four games to two in the Finals. For the third consecutive year, the Bulls' Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP.

This was the Suns' second Western Conference championship; they made their first NBA Finals appearance in 1976, losing to the Boston Celtics.

The fifth-year Charlotte Hornets made their postseason debut in the 1993 playoffs, and became the first of the 1988 and 1989 expansion teams (Charlotte, Orlando, Minnesota and Miami) to win a playoff series, stunning the Boston Celtics in four games.

Bracket

16TeamBracket

RD1=First Round
RD2=Conference Semifinals
RD3=Conference Finals
RD4=NBA Finals
group1=Western Conference
group2=Eastern Conference

RD1-seed01=1
RD1-team01=Phoenix
RD1-score01=3
RD1-seed02=8
RD1-team02=L.A. Lakers
RD1-score02=2

RD1-seed03=4
RD1-team03=Portland
RD1-score03=1
RD1-seed04=5
RD1-team04=San Antonio
RD1-score04=3

RD1-seed05=3
RD1-team05=Seattle
RD1-score05=3
RD1-seed06=6
RD1-team06=Utah
RD1-score06=2

RD1-seed07=2
RD1-team07=Houston
RD1-score07=3
RD1-seed08=7
RD1-team08=L.A. Clippers
RD1-score08=2

RD1-seed09=1
RD1-team09=New York
RD1-score09=3
RD1-seed10=8
RD1-team10=Indiana
RD1-score10=1

RD1-seed11=4
RD1-team11=Boston
RD1-score11=1
RD1-seed12=5
RD1-team12=Charlotte
RD1-score12=3

RD1-seed13=3
RD1-team13=Cleveland
RD1-score13=3
RD1-seed14=6
RD1-team14=New Jersey
RD1-score14=2

RD1-seed15=2
RD1-team15=Chicago
RD1-score15=3
RD1-seed16=7
RD1-team16=Atlanta
RD1-score16=0

RD2-seed01=1
RD2-team01=Phoenix
RD2-score01=4
RD2-seed02=5
RD2-team02=San Antonio
RD2-score02=2

RD2-seed03=3
RD2-team03=Seattle
RD2-score03=4
RD2-seed04=2
RD2-team04=Houston
RD2-score04=3

RD2-seed05=1
RD2-team05=New York
RD2-score05=4
RD2-seed06=5
RD2-team06=Charlotte
RD2-score06=1

RD2-seed07=3
RD2-team07=Cleveland
RD2-score07=0
RD2-seed08=2
RD2-team08=Chicago
RD2-score08=4

RD3-seed01=1
RD3-team01=Phoenix
RD3-score01=4
RD3-seed02=3
RD3-team02=Seattle
RD3-score02=3

RD3-seed03=1
RD3-team03=New York
RD3-score03=2
RD3-seed04=2
RD3-team04=Chicago
RD3-score04=4

RD4-seed01=W1
RD4-team01=Phoenix
RD4-score01=2
RD4-seed02=E2
RD4-team02=Chicago
RD4-score02=4

Notes

* Down zero games to two against the #8 seeded Los Angeles Lakers, #1 seed Phoenix came back to win their first round series 3-2.
* Both #5 seeds Charlotte and San Antonio beat their #4 seeded opponent in the first round.
* The New York Knicks take a 2-0 series lead over the Chicago Bulls in the Conference Finals. However, headlines in New York papers and tabloids anger and energize Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, who torched the Knicks in games 3 and 4 to even up the series. The Bulls went to Madison Square Garden to take Game 5 and cliched the series at home in Game 6.
* The Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis faints on the court during the playoff series with the Hornets. He passes away less than three months later.
* After the Suns defeated the Sonics in game 7 of the Western Conference Finals, there were complaints about the free throw comparison between the two teams.
* Drazen Petrovic played his last game in game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarter-Finals. He died in a car accident 5 weeks later.

External links

* [http://www.basketball-reference.com/playoffs/NBA_1993.html Basketball-Reference.com's 1993 NBA Playoffs page]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gl6V9XKMoTs&feature=PlayList&p=76FA4EEC98F21E34&index=0&playnext=1 Eastern Conf. Semifinals Game 4 "Chicago Bulls vs. Cleveland Cavs" on Youtube.com]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntI_o8Dx3yY&feature=PlayList&p=811B11BBDBC94D6E&index=0&playnext=1 Eastern Conf. Finals Game 5 "Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks" on Youtube.com]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B97mOqJp-Eo&feature=PlayList&p=C67C58C59717CAC6&index=0&playnext=1 Eastern Conf. Finals Game 6 "Chicago Bulls vs. New York Knicks" on Youtube.com]


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