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Coming off a win over the Washington Wizards, the “Last Dance” Chicago Bulls closed out a seven-game road trip with a matchup with the Boston Celtics on December 3, 1997.

Boston had gotten the better of the Bulls on opening night of the 1997-98 season, but Chicago flipped the script this time around, cruising to a 97-87 victory.

Michael Jordan led the way for the Bulls, making 11 of 21 shots from the floor and six of eight from the foul line en route to 29 points, also adding nine rebounds and five assists. And he got plenty of help from his fellow starters in Chicago’s 10th victory of the campaign. Ron Harper scored a season-high 18, Toni Kukoc tallied 15 points and 11 assists, Luc Longley chipped in with 11 points, and Dennis Rodman grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds.

Michael Jordan during a Bulls-Celtics matchup on December 3, 1997
Michael Jordan in the first half of a Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics matchup on December 3, 1997 | John Mottern/AFP via Getty Images

Antoine Walker led the way for the Celtics with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Bruce Bowen added 16 points and five steals off the bench in the loss.

Michael Jordan299521
Dennis Rodman817300
Toni Kukoc1581112
Ron Harper183021
Luc Longley114300
Rusty LaRue62110
Jud Buechler43030
Jason Caffey22000
Randy Brown00210
Bill Wennington42000
Scott Burrell00001
Antoine Walker1912100
Ron Mercer123100
Walter McCarty76301
Tyus Edney61210
Pervis Ellison25000
Bruce Bowen164151
Travis Knight59041
Dana Barros60340
Chauncey Billups91310
Dee Brown31000
Andrew DeClercq22000
Greg Minor00000

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Here’s a look at the NBA standings following all the action on December 3, 1997.

Eastern ConferenceWL
Atlanta Hawks152
Miami Heat115
Orlando Magic126
Charlotte Hornets105
Cleveland Cavaliers106
New York Knicks106
Indiana Pacers96
Chicago Bulls107
New Jersey Nets107
Milwaukee Bucks97
Boston Celtics710
Detroit Pistons711
Washington Wizards611
Philadelphia 76ers410
Toronto Raptors116
Western ConferenceWL
LA Lakers142
Seattle Supersonics144
Phoenix Suns104
Utah Jazz116
Houston Rockets95
Portland Trail Blazers106
San Antonio Spurs107
Minnesota Timberwolves79
Vancouver Grizzlies712
Sacramento Kings512
Dallas Mavericks412
LA Clippers214
Denver Nuggets114
Golden State Warriors114

Up next for the “Last Dance” Bulls was a matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks.

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