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.