Round: Eastern Conference Finals
Final score: Bulls: 88, Pacers: 83
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It had been four years since Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls had played a Game 7, and the Indiana Pacers gave the aging team everything they could handle in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals. Jordan (9-for-25) and Scottie Pippen (6-for-18) both struggled shooting the ball, but Chicago managed to hold Indiana scoreless over the game's final 2:05 to keep some distance between the two. The Bulls ended up out-rebounding the Pacers 50-34, eventually out-willing Indiana to earn their last trip to the Finals of the Jordan Era.