After a physical Game 1 win that featured nine technical fouls and the ejection of Heat head coach Pat Riley, the Bulls would take full control of the '96 Eastern Conference first round with a dominant 31-point victory in Game 2.
Here’s a look at that game — which airs on NBC Sports Chicago Friday night at 7 p.m. CT — by the numbers:
0: Number of points for two Miami Heat starters (Walt Williams and Kurt Thomas)
12: Minutes played by current Bulls color commentator Stacey King for the Miami Heat (scored only point of series in Game 2)
19: Most points scored by Heat in a quarter in Game 2 (first, second and third quarters; 18 points in 4th)
23.2: Alonzo Mourning points per game in regular season (held to 12.0 PPG in first 2 games of series)
29: Game-high points scored by Michael Jordan, averaged 30.0 PPG in series vs. Heat
31: Game 2 margin of victory, widest margin in series against Heat
37: Minutes played by Toni Kukoc, most of any player in Game 2 (1995-96 NBA sixth man of the year award winner)
41-2: Bulls record at home in 1995-96 season after Game 2 victory vs Heat. Bulls went 39-2 in regular season
53: Combined points of Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan (most combined by duo in series)
56.8: Bulls free-throw percentage (worst of series)
71.4: Scottie Pippen field goal percentage in Game 2 (10-14 FG). Pippen’s second best shooting game of ‘95-96 playoffs (78.8% in Game 3 vs Orlando in East finals)
117.5: Bulls Offensive Rating in Game 2 (shot 53.4 percent from field)
24,202: Attendance at United Center for Game 2
Every other night through April 15, NBC Sports Chicago is airing the entirety of the Bulls' 1996 NBA championship run. Tonight, tune in at 7 p.m. CT for Game 2 of the 1996 NBA Eastern Conference First Round – Bulls vs Heat. Find the full schedule here.