Washington (21-21) at Chicago (15-27)

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  • Game info: 8:00 pm EST Fri Jan 24, 2003
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CHICAGO (TICKER) Michael Jordan likely will play his final NBA game at the United Center when the Washington Wizards take on the Chicago Bulls on Friday.

Jordan, who turns 40 next month, is playing in the final season of a two-year contract and has intimated that he will retire following the season. He played 13 seasons for Chicago before retiring for a second time following the 1997-98 campaign, the Bulls’ third straight championship season.

The Wizards defeated the Bulls here on January 2, 107-82, a game in which Jordan received a long standing ovation, and again in Washington six days later, 101-98.

Washington has lost four of seven following a five-game winning streak.

On Wednesday, the Wizards fell at New Orleans, 103-94. Jerry Stackhouse, who had missed four games with a left groin pull, contributed 26 points and nine assists and Jordan scored 18 to move five points past Wilt Chamberlain into third place on the league’s all-time scoring list.

Chicago capped a 1-4 road trip with a 94-91 loss at Orlando on Wednesday.

Jalen Rose had 28 points and five assists and Marcus Fizer and Rick Brunson added a season-high 17 points apiece in the defeat.

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