The 1994–95 NBA season was the Bulls' 29th season in the NBA. The Bulls were 23-25 at the All-Star break, but they received a major boost upon the return of Michael Jordan, who came out of retirement to rejoin the team, faxing a memo that simply said "I'm back." Chicago finished the season with a 47-35 record, going 13-4 with Jordan back in the lineup. The Bulls finished third in the Central Division and fifth in the Eastern Conference. The Bulls defeated the fourth seeded Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 1995 NBA Playoffs, but would eventually lose in the second round to the Conference champion Orlando Magic. The Magic eventually went to the NBA Finals, but were unable to stop the sixth-seeded and eventual two-time NBA Champion Houston Rockets, as they were swept in four straight hard-fought games.