Now this is more like it. The World Champs have started playing like the world champs, the Heat play a perfect week, the Bulls finally missed Derrick Rose, and the Knicks finally lose a game in the Jeremy Lin Era. Back to reality, right? Wrong. Only committed NBA haters would try to say this totally flawed, oddly appealing season is that predictable. Yes, Lin and Co. lost Friday night, but they turned around two days later and won what was probably the most electric game in Madison Square Garden in a decade. The Bulls lost to the frickin' Nets on Saturday, but all this time off will a) keep D-Rose fresh for the playoffs, and b) give the Bulls supporting cast some valuable work (right? Bulls fans say, "RIGHT?!?"). And Miami swept the week, but we all know that doesn't mean a damn thing until they win four out of seven in late June.
For the first time since the first week of the season, a team other than Chicago, Miami, or Oklahoma City cracks the top 3, a couple early surprises hit their first bumps in the road (we see you Hawks, 76ers, and Clippers), and the ward of the League goes undefeated (against some not-too-shabby comp to boot). All that and more in this week's Complex NBA Power Rankings.