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HE'S BACK AND IN FAMILIAR FORM
1994-95 Season Highlights


Jordan returned to basketball for the 1995 Playoffs and showed he hadn't lost a step.

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   RECAP
With baseball on hold because of a player strike, Jordan began to consider a return to the NBA. By late winter, rumors were flying that he would rejoin the Bulls in time for the playoffs. Chicago was puttering along with a 34-31 record when Jordan took the floor for the club on March 19 against the Indiana Pacers. He scored 19 points in that game but looked a little rusty. Jordan hit for 27 points three nights later against the Boston Celtics, scored 21 against the Orlando Magic on March 24, and then popped in 32 against the Atlanta Hawks the following night. On March 29 he showed that his skills were undiminished with a memorable 55-point performance against the Knicks in New York.

With Jordan back for the final 17 games of the regular season, the Bulls went 13-4 to finish at 47-35 overall. He led the team in scoring in 11 of those games, topped the club in assists four times, and led the Bulls in rebounding on six occasions. He finished with averages of 26.9 points, 5.3 assists, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.76 steals in 39.3 minutes per game. Jordan struggled from the field, however, shooting just .411.

The Bulls drew the Charlotte Hornets as opponents in the opening round of the postseason. Jordan kicked off the playoffs by scoring 48 points in Game 1, then followed that up with a 32-point performance in Game 2. The Bulls eliminated Charlotte in four games as Jordan averaged 32.3 points per outing in the series. In Chicago's second-round matchup with the Orlando Magic, he scored 38 points in Game 2, 40 in Game 3, and 39 in Game 5, but the Bulls fell in six games. In 10 postseason games, he averaged 31.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.5 assists, but he also coughed up 4.1 turnovers per contest.

   REGULAR-SEASON STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
94-95 Chi 17 17 39.3 .411 .500 .801 1.5 5.4 6.9 5.3 1.76 0.7626.9

   PLAYOFF STATS
YEAR TEAM G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF TOT APG SPG BPG PPG
94-95 Chi 10 1042.0 .484 .367 .810 2.0 4.5 6.5 4.5 2.301.4031.5

   REGULAR-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
at Indiana Pacers
Michael returns to basketball and shows that he hasn't lost a step as he nails the long range jumper against the Pacers in his first game back.
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at Indiana Pacers
Off the steal, Jordan streaks end-to-end and drops in the finger roll during his first game since '93.
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at Atlanta Hawks
Showing that he hadn't lost his sense of the dramatic, Michael buries the game-winning jumper at the horn to lift the Bulls over Atlanta.
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at New York Knicks
His Airness goes to work at Madison Square Garden, taking John Starks off the dribble and converting the acrobatic layup plus the foul.
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at New York Knicks
Michael Jordan continues to work on John Starks, knocking down the jumper on his way to a dominating 55-point performance.
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   STREAMING VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Five games into his comeback, Michael Jordan shook off the rust and showed he's still got big-time game by exploding for 55 points against the Knicks.
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