Record: 45 - 14
Last Week's Rank: 2
Last Week's Results: W vs. New York 98-86, (Mon); W vs. Miami 96-86, (Thurs); W @ Detroit 100-94, (Sun)
This Week: vs. Washington, Monday (4/16); @ Charlotte, Wednesday (4/18); @ Miami, Thursday (4/19); vs. Dallas, Saturday (4/21)
With just seven games left on their schedule, the Bulls have a healthy 3.5-game lead over the Heat for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. And even though their last regular season matchup is Thursday night, we don't see the Heat having much of a shot of catching them, even if they do manage to win that game. So, unless the Bulls slip up against someone like the Wizards or the Bobcats (FOH), they should be able to coast comfortably into the playoffs and earn a first-round matchup against...the Knicks? Uh-oh. For some reason, we think there are a whole lot of Bulls fans out there suddenly rooting for the Knicks to move up in the standings. Let scoreboard watching begin.—Chris Yuscavage