BOSTON--Michael Jordan scored 52 points, including 19 in the fourth period, and the Chicago Bulls ended a 12-game Boston Garden losing streak Wednesday night with a 110-104 victory over the Boston Celtics.
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Jordan, the league's MVP, scoring champion and defensive player of the year last season, also was credited with nine steals as the Bulls handed Boston its second loss in three games under new coach Jim Rodgers.
Chicago, which hadn't won in Boston since March 6, 1985, led by as much as 10 points in the first half as Jordan scored 25 points in leading the Bulls to a 53-47 advantage.
Jordan, who had eight points in the third quarter, caught fire again in the finale, putting Chicago ahead to stay 86-85 with a baseline jumper with just over eight minutes left.