Chicago beat Miami 4-1

Phil Jackson says it's tough for teams to generate offensive chances against the Bulls.
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Conference finals
     May 20: Chicago 84, Miami 77
   May 22: Chicago 75, Miami 68
   May 24: Chicago 98, Miami 74
   May 26: Miami 87, Chicago 80
   May 28: Chicago 100, Miami 87
   Chicago vs. Miami

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Scottie Pippen, left, sprained his foot in Game 5, but Ron Harper, right, picked up the slack with 14 points.
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X-factor: Jordan fuels fast start
Miami never recovered from Chicago's big first quarter in Game 5.

Is breakup talk a bunch of Bulls?
Could be hot air. Or it could be we're watching the final few bounces of Chicago's dynasty.

X-factor: Zo walks the walk
After Alonzo Mourning guaranteed a Game 4 victory, Miami made good on the promise.

Rodman gets under Zo's skin
Dennis Rodman and Alonzo Mourning were at each other's throats in Game 4.

X-factor: Mashburn doesn't get his turn
Instead of telling Jamal Mashburn to post up in Game 3, Miami kept him on the perimeter.

Neither gang could shoot straight
Both teams were missing the points in an ugly Game 2.

Bulls bench weak again
Chicago's reserves struggled again, but The Zone's X-factor didn't mean a lot on a record night for offensive ineptitude.

Dennis Rodman celebrates a 3-pointer in Game 5.
Fine! Bulls zapped for $50,000 for media boycott
Silence is golden? It is ($50,000 worth) if you don't talk to the media.

Grumpy old men gag Hardaway
The Bulls did a dominant job against Tim Hardaway, The Zone's Game 1 X-factor.

Rest translates into rust for Bulls
After nearly a week off, Chicago got off to a slow start in the series opener.

Denberg: To the best go the breaks
The Zone's Jeffrey Denberg notes Chicago has been good, and lucky, in the playoffs.

ESPN expert analysis
Fred Carter took an in-depth look at the Eastern Conference finals.

Zone users: Bulls will win easily
We asked who would win, and you said it would be Chicago.

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