Orlando Woolridge scored 22 points, Gene Banks 20 and Michael Jordan 19 last night in Chicago to lead the Bulls to a 111-98 victory over the New York Knicks, ending a five-game losing streak.
Jordan, playing on a limited basis, scored 10 points in the first half and nine in the second as the Bulls pulled even with Indiana at 25-48 and within 1 1/2 games of Cleveland for the final playoff berth in the NBA's Eastern Conference.
"I thought Michael felt more comfortable on the floor," said Bulls Coach Stan Albeck. "I think that was his best game all around since his return, but he isn't anywhere close to his shooting touch."
Jordan, playing in his sixth game since coming back from a foot injury and limited to 10 minutes per half, said, "I'm happy. I contributed. That was the first time I was productive off the bench."
Ken Bannister led the Knicks with 20 points.
The Knicks' road record fell to 8-29 and their overall mark is 22-51, worst in the league. New York was without Coach Hubie Brown, who was home with the flu. Assistant coach Bob Hill directed the club.