SUSAN RAGAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Utah Jazz guard John Stockton, left, works his way around the Chicago Bulls' Steve Kerr, who gets pinned against Jazz forward Karl Malone, right, during the second quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Sunday, June 8, 1997, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Susan Ragan)

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Utah's John Stockton and Karl Malone displayed their football talents late in a 78-73 victory over the Chicago Bulls to even the NBA Finals at two games apiece.

After a missed shot by Michael Jordan, Stockton grabbed the rebound and sent an 80-foot strike to Malone for the go-ahead basket.

Stockton carried the Jazz, hitting a long 3-pointer to snap a six-minute scoring drought with 2:23 left, stealing the ball from Jordan and making some big free throws down the stretch.

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