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23. No. 45 In Return

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Jordan decided to make his first game back from his baseball hiatus on the road in Indianapolis, instead of having the media circus magnified at home in the relatively new United Center. With No. 23 retired and hanging from the UC rafters, Jordan wore No. 45, which was his number with the Birmingham Barons baseball team. Jordan was a little rusty in his first game back, connecting on just 7 of 28 shots in a 103-96 loss in OT. But it didn't take him long to regain his touch.