Monday , Jan , 14 , 2008 Oly Sandor

The Greatest Michael Jordan Buzzer-Beater Ever

Michael Jordan nailed a jumper with six seconds remaining to give Chicago a 99-98 lead. Cleveland took a timeout. And guard Craig Ehlo scored on a give-and-go to put the Cavs ahead by one-point with three seconds remaining. Chicago then called a timeout. Play resumed and …

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The Date: May 7, 1989, the deciding game of the Bulls-Cavaliers first round playoff series.

The Background: Michael Jordan nailed a jumper with six seconds remaining to give Chicago a 99-98 lead. Cleveland took a timeout. And guard Craig Ehlo scored on a give-and-go to put the Cavs ahead by one-point with three seconds remaining. Chicago then called a timeout. Play resumed and …

Why this is the greatest Jordan buzzer-beater: His Airness has made bigger shots. He even won an NBA Title by nailing a jumper on Byron Russell in the Bulls-Jazz finals.

But Jordan’s double-clutch over Ehlo’s dome won the first round series and sent an up-and-coming Cleveland franchise into a two-year tailspin. His celebration is classic-a beautiful moment in NBA history.

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