BASKETBALL: Jordan finds his old touch

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Michael Jordan returned to record-setting ways yesterday, scoring 55 points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 113-111 victory over the New York Knicks in New York.

"I think it's starting to come back to me," said Jordan, who had looked a little rusty in his first four games back in the National Basketball Association after a 21-month absence.

In the fifth, he was superb. Though he rested during much of the fourth quarter, Jordan produced some play worthy of his earlier days. He wrapped up the match by setting up the winning basket in the final seconds, eluding a double-team to pass to Bill Wennington under the basket. "Don't count on me to shoot it every time," he said. "I can pass."