1993 NBA playoffs

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The 1993 NBA playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Association's 1992–93 season.wikipedia
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1993 NBA Finals

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The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls defeating the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.
The 1993 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1992–93 NBA season, and the conclusion of the season's playoffs.

1992–93 Chicago Bulls season

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The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls defeating the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Bulls swept the Atlanta Hawks in three straight games.

1992–93 Phoenix Suns season

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The tournament concluded with the Eastern Conference champion Chicago Bulls defeating the Western Conference champion Phoenix Suns 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.
In the first round of the playoffs, the Suns faced elimination as they trailed 2–0 against the 8th-seeded Los Angeles Lakers.

Michael Jordan

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Michael Jordan was named NBA Finals MVP for the third straight year.
During the Bulls' playoff run in 1993, Jordan was seen gambling in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the night before a game against the New York Knicks.

Charlotte Hornets

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The Charlotte Hornets made their playoff debut.
The team finished their fifth season at 44–38, their first-ever winning record and good enough for the first playoff berth in franchise history.

1992–93 Seattle SuperSonics season

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As the season progressed, they won ten straight games between February and March, as they improved their 47–35 record from the previous season to 55–27, and reached the 1993 Playoffs as the #3 seed in the Western Conference.

1992–93 Houston Rockets season

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In the first round of the playoffs, they defeated the Los Angeles Clippers in five games, but lost in seven to the SuperSonics in the semifinals.

1992–93 Los Angeles Clippers season

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However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Houston Rockets in five games.

1992–93 Los Angeles Lakers season

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However, the Lakers struggled losing 19 of their final 30 games in March and April, finishing fifth in the Pacific Division with a 39–43 record, their worst since 1974–75, but still qualified the playoffs as the #8 seed in the Western Conference.

1992–93 Utah Jazz season

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However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Seattle SuperSonics in five games after taking a 2–1 series lead.

1992–93 Portland Trail Blazers season

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However, the Blazers were unable to follow the previous season's run to the NBA Finals, as they fell to the 5th-seeded San Antonio Spurs in the first round of the playoffs, 3–1.

1992–93 San Antonio Spurs season

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In the playoffs, they defeated the 4th-seeded Portland Trail Blazers three games to one in the Western Conference Quarterfinals, but lost in six games to the Phoenix Suns in the semifinals.

Reggie Lewis

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Game 1 of the series was the final game of Reggie Lewis' career, as he collapsed during the first quarter and did not play for the rest of the series; he died in July of a heart attack.
Lewis had shown symptoms of heart problems in the preceding months, having collapsed during the opening game of the Celtics' first-round playoff series with the Charlotte Hornets following the 1992-1993 season.

1992–93 New York Knicks season

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The team had the most wins in the Eastern Conference during the regular season; their 60–22 record earned them the conference's top seed in the 1993 NBA Playoffs.

1992–93 Charlotte Hornets season

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With the addition of Mourning, along with second-year star Larry Johnson and Muggsy Bogues, the Hornets struggled around .500 for most of the season, but won 9 of their final 12 games finishing their season third in the Central Division with a 44–38 record, and qualified for their first ever playoff appearance.

1992–93 Indiana Pacers season

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However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Pacers would lose in four games to the New York Knicks.

1992–93 Boston Celtics season

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The Celtics held home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs against the 5th-seeded Charlotte Hornets, but during Game 1 of the series, All-Star forward Reggie Lewis collapsed on the court (Lewis would never again play in a Celtics uniform, and would die before the next season began).

1992–93 Atlanta Hawks season

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However, in the first round of the playoffs, the Hawks would be swept by the Bulls in three straight games.

1992–93 Cleveland Cavaliers season

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In the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Cavaliers defeated the New Jersey Nets in five games, but were swept in four straight games by the Chicago Bulls in the semifinals.

1992–93 New Jersey Nets season

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The club qualified for the playoffs, but were eliminated in the first round by the Cleveland Cavaliers in five games.

Knicks–Pacers rivalry

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The Knicks–Pacers rivalry started in their first-round encounter, which New York won, 3–1.

1994 NBA playoffs

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But it wasn't until the next two meetings (1994 and 1995) that the rivalry became even more intense, particularly due to Reggie Miller's heroics in the Garden that made him a household name and Indiana legitimate contenders in the East.

HemisFair Arena

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The last Spurs game at HemisFair Arena took place May 20, 1993, when the Spurs lost to the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 the Western Conference semifinals in the 1993 NBA Playoffs on a last-second jump shot by league MVP Charles Barkley.

Phoenix Suns

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Champion: Phoenix Suns