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Two days after surviving a scare from the one-win LA Clippers, the Chicago Bulls continued their “Last Dance” campaign against the Sacramento Kings on November 23, 1997. And Phil Jackson & Co. didn’t let their guard down in this one as they had a couple of nights earlier

Coming off a 49-point effort against the Clips, Michael Jordan got off to a bit of a slow start in Sacramento, scoring just two points in the opening quarter. But he dropped 31 over the next three to lead all scorers with 33 in a 103-88 Bulls victory.

Chicago Bulls star Michael Jordan circa November 1997
Michael Jordan circa November 1997 | Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images

Fellow starters Toni Kukoc and Ron Harper added 18 and 13, respectively, while Bill Wennington chipped in 11 points off the bench. Dennis Rodman grabbed 14 rebounds, his sixth straight game with at least that amount.

Mitch Richmond scored 23 points to lead the way for the Kings, who had their two-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 4-8 on the season.

Michael Jordan333521
Toni Kukoc186840
Dennis Rodman214211
Luc Longley75002
Ron Harper135212
Randy Brown60430
Bill Wennington112000
Jason Caffey96100
Scott Burrell20020
Rusty LaRue20100
Jud Buechler01000
Joe Kleine02000
Mitch Richmond234321
Corliss Williamson128310
Olden Polynice129110
Terry Dehere62320
Billy Owens42400
Lawrence Funderburke107100
Michael Stewart610103
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf92100
Tariq Abdul-Wahad41100
Anthony Johnson01100
Bobby Hurley20000
Kevin Salvadori01000

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Here’s a look at the NBA standings following all the action on November 23, 1997.

Eastern ConferenceWL
Atlanta Hawks112
Charlotte Hornets83
New York Knicks94
Miami Heat84
Orlando Magic84
New Jersey Nets74
Chicago Bulls85
Milwaukee Bucks75
Boston Celtics76
Cleveland Cavaliers66
Indiana Pacers56
Detroit Pistons59
Washington Wizards49
Philadelphia 76ers37
Toronto Raptors111
Western ConferenceWL
LA Lakers110
Phoenix Suns72
Seattle Supersonics103
Portland Trail Blazers84
San Antonio Spurs75
Houston Rockets65
Minnesota Timberwolves65
Utah Jazz66
Vancouver Grizzlies68
Sacramento Kings48
Dallas Mavericks39
Golden State Warriors110
LA Clippers112
Denver Nuggets011

Up next for Jordan and the “Last Dance” Bulls was a matchup with Gary Payton and the Seattle Supersonics.

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