June 11, 1997: Michael Jordan, overcoming dehydration, exhaustion, nausea and a 103-degree temperature, scores 15 of his team's 23 points in the fourth quarter and carries the Bulls to an improbable victory in Utah.
The 90-88 win in Game 5 of the NBA Finals gave the Bulls a 3-2 series lead.
With 46.5 seconds left, Jordan went to the foul line with the Jazz leading, 85-84. He made the first free throw, but missed the second one. Toni Kukoc was able to grab the offensive rebound. Twenty seconds later, Jordan drilled an open three-pointer over John Stockton that gave the Bulls an 88-85 lead.
Jordan finished with 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals.
The Bulls won the series 4-2. For the fifth time in as many Finals appearances, Jordan was named Finals MVP.