Basketball: Jordan leads Bulls to NBA Championship

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Michael Jordan scored a hard-earned, team-best 22 points as the Chicago Bulls beat Seattle SuperSonics 87-75 in Chicago on Sunday to win their fourth NBA Championship in six years.

Scottie Pippen added 17 points and Dennis Rodman pulled down 19 rebounds for the Bulls, both coming on strong in the fourth quarter as the Bulls settled the seven-match series 4-2 on Sunday.

Jordan finished with nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals. He became the first man to win the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player award four times (1991-93, 1996) and just the second to add it to MVPs for the regular season and the All-Star Game in a single season. The New York Knicks' Willis Reed achieved a triple MVP in 1970.

It was Jordan's fourth title in his last four full seasons, following a bitter personal failure in the play-offs last year after he returned late in the season from minor league baseball.