In 1993, Jordan was matched against his close friend, MVP Charles Barkley of the Phoenix Suns. The Bulls won the first two games in Phoenix convincingly, with 100–92 and 111–108 as the final scores respectively. The Suns, of Cheap NBA Jerseys Wholesale China rallying behind Barkley, won Game 3 129–121 in Chicago in triple overtime. The Bulls took Game 4 111–105, with Jordan scoring 55 points and tying Rick Barry for the second-most amount of points in an NBA Finals game. Before the Bulls could celebrate, however, the Suns won Game 5 108–98, sending the series back to Phoenix. Chicago won the series clincher in Game 6 99–98 on John Paxson’s 3 pointer, leading the Bulls to become only the third team in history to three-peat.
Known as Clutch City, the Houston Rockets, led by Hakeem Olajuwon, won the 1994 NBA title, during Jordan’s tenure as a baseball player and 1995 NBA title. Olajuwon dominated during those two seasons, becoming the only player in history to win the National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player Award, NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in the same season (1993–94). That was the only year that both the NBA and NHL finals went to 7 games while involving teams from the same city. The Rockets’ win in Game 7 denied New York from winning both the NBA and NHL titles in the same year, as the New York Rangers won the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals. Cheap NBA Jerseys China The Rockets swept the Orlando Magic in the 1995 Finals; Olajuwon was again named Finals MVP. The Rockets became only the fifth franchise to win back-to-back titles. Notably, former Portland Trail Blazer Clyde Drexler was on the 1995 Rockets team.