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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