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Old 08-10-2011, 10:45 AM
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Your thread title is "NBA's Greatest Games".

.....and you are wondering why they aren't showing games like from the Celtics making a first round sweep of a young Bulls team in say 1986?

Perhaps, and it's certainly a crazy thought, but most sane people wouldn't consider some first round sweep a "greatest game".

Now the Bulls loss to the Pistons in game 7 of the 1990 ECF would, and I have seen that one on TV before but don't remember where.

Seems like what you are looking for is a program called, "NBA's mediocre meaningless games where the Bulls lost." It's hard to go 6-0 in the finals and not be shown winning "Great Games" the vast majority of the time.

Game 2 of the 1996 NBA Finals wasn't a great game either

 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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Seems like what you are looking for is a program called, "NBA's mediocre meaningless games where the Bulls lost."
That's more or less what I was getting at earlier. Showing some random game that the Bulls lost enroute to their 6 championships isn't really relevant in the grand scheme of things, unless it featured something of significance( an all-time great singular performance) or something to that effect.

TVSG, the NBA's greatest games program has shown Jordan's 63 points game against the Celtics....which the Bulls lost. But the result of the game wasn't the reason it was shown.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:17 PM
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That's more or less what I was getting at earlier. Showing some random game that the Bulls lost enroute to their 6 championships isn't really relevant in the grand scheme of things, unless it featured something of significance( an all-time great singular performance) or something to that effect.

TVSG, the NBA's greatest games program has shown Jordan's 63 points game against the Celtics....which the Bulls lost. But the result of the game wasn't the reason it was shown.

Well it would be nice to see some more because they showed so many Buls wins I forgot about the 86 game. I was convinced the headquarters for NBATV was located in Chicago.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:36 PM
 
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Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Pacers would qualify as a great game the Bulls lost (Miller's game-winning three-pointer with time winding down followed by Jordan's shot rimming out).
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:45 PM
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Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Pacers would qualify as a great game the Bulls lost (Miller's game-winning three-pointer with time winding down followed by Jordan's shot rimming out).

Now that would be a good game to show since I don't recall watching that game in 98.
 
Old 08-10-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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But they still lost games in each of the finals. Like game 1 of the NBA finals in 1991

And to the Blazers and Suns. It wasn't like they Swept all of the series in the Finals
Perhaps those weren't considered "Great Games."
 
Old 08-10-2011, 02:12 PM
 
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Well it would be nice to see some more because they showed so many Buls wins I forgot about the 86 game. I was convinced the headquarters for NBATV was located in Chicago.
TVSG, during the Bulls 6 year run, they won 388 out of 492 games, a 79% winning percentage . And while I haven't done the math, they obviously won every significant playoff game,and really only lost of sprinkling of playoff games period. Only two teams took them to the limit, the 92 Knicks and the 98 Pacers. Bulls 'losses' during that period are not only inconsequential, but few and far between during that span. By all accounts, they probably had the best half decade run of dominance by any team in league history save for the 1960's Celtics.
 
Old 08-11-2011, 08:44 AM
 
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TVSG, during the Bulls 6 year run, they won 388 out of 492 games, a 79% winning percentage . And while I haven't done the math, they obviously won every significant playoff game,and really only lost of sprinkling of playoff games period. Only two teams took them to the limit, the 92 Knicks and the 98 Pacers. Bulls 'losses' during that period are not only inconsequential, but few and far between during that span. By all accounts, they probably had the best half decade run of dominance by any team in league history save for the 1960's Celtics.
LOL, it's funny to point out games they've shown where the Bulls lost and then hear, "Oh, I forgot about that one".

As Greg so astutely points out, most of the games WILL be Bulls wins and if you mentally omit the losses that they've shown then voila the bias is in your brain and not rooted in reality.
 
Old 08-11-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Game 2 of the 1996 NBA Finals wasn't a great game either
I'm not even going to try to decipher whatever point you are trying to make here.

You don't know the definition of a "great game".

You forget when they show Bulls losses.

You don't realize that the Bulls won most of their pivotal games and so will wind up winning most of the "great games" shown.

Seriously, a team goes 6\6 in the finals and you can't figure out why they aren't shown losing more?
 
Old 08-11-2011, 09:32 AM
 
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To further expand on the point about the Bulls win-loss record during their run, not only did they average 65 regular season wins during the 6 championship seasons, their playoff records those years are as follows:

1991: 15-2 ( 1 loss to the Lakers, 1 loss to the Sixers, sweeps against Pistons and Knicks)
1992: 15-7 ( 3 losses to Knicks, 2 losses to Cavs and Blazers each, sweeps Heat)
1993: 15-4 ( 2 losses to the Suns, two losses to the Knicks, sweeps Cavs and Hawks)
1996: 15-3 ( 2 losses to the Sonics, 1 loss to the Knicks, sweeps Heat and Magic)
1997: 15-4 ( 2 losses to the Jazz, 1 to the Heat and Hawks each, sweeps the Bullets)
1998: 15-6 ( 3 losses to the Pacers, 2 to the Jazz, 1 to the Hornets, sweeps Nets)

Hopefully the picture is becoming clearer, TVSG.... not only were the Bulls dynamite in the regular season, but they were juggernauts in the playoffs, only challenged seriously in 1992 and 1998. And at the end of the day, they WON all the significant games ( close-out games, 2 game sevens) and from memory I don't think any player produced any historic singular performance ( similar to how Jordan put up 63 on the Celtics in a 'losing' effort) that would warrant being considered 'classic'.
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