Bulls one win away from No. 70

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CHICAGO -- Michael Jordan recorded his first triple-double since 1992 as the Chicago Bulls moved within one victory of their second consecutive 70-win season with a 117-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.

Chicago's Scottie Pippen plays keep-away from Marcus Camby.

Jordan had 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the 27th triple-double of his career and first since Dec. 29, 1992 against the Charlotte Hornets.

"It's been that long? You guys need to check your records," Jordan joked after the game. He had a triple-double in this season's All-Star Game, but that doesn't count toward career statistics.

Scottie Pippen added 19 points for the Bulls, who improved to 69-11 with two games left. Chicago went 72-10 last season.

"We'll back up a 72-win season with a possible 70, so the first year wasn't a fluke," Jordan said. "This team is embarking on some greatness, some big numbers for someone to shoot at in the future.

"To be a part of that is a privilege. It puts pressure on us to win another championship, but that's a part of our success."

Damon Stoudamire had 29 points and 12 assists for Toronto, which has lost nine of its last 12 games. Reggie Slater chipped in with a season-high 17 points.

The Bulls opened a 28-point lead in the third quarter when Jordan's layup with 7:05 remaining opened a 14-4 burst. Chicago's advantage was 95-74 after three quarters.

Jordan picked up his 10th assist on Brian Williams' hook with 9:11 to play. Jordan left the game with 7:34 left.

"I could've gotten it (the triple-double) a lot easier if those guys from Arizona had made some baskets," Jordan joked in reference to teammates Steve Kerr and Jud Buechler, who played at the University of Arizona.

Caffey finished with 16 points for the Bulls, who shot 50 percent (48 for 96). Kerr had 11 points and Buechler 10.

Doug Christie had 15 points and Carlos Rogers 11 points and 12 rebounds for the Raptors, who shot 40 percent (37 for 92).

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