2. Chicago Bulls

Record: 20 - 6
Last Week's Rank: 3
Last Week's Results: W @ Washington 98-88, (Mon); L @ Philadelphia 82-98, (Wed); W @ New York 105-102, (Thu); W @ Milwaukee 113-90, (Sat)
This Week: @ New Jersey, Monday (2/6); @ New Orleans, Wednesday (2/8); @ Charlotte, Friday (2/10); @ Boston, Sunday (2/12)

On paper, the Bulls did what they were supposed to do this week. They beat three below-average teams with below-.500 records (sorry, Knicks fans—we're just calling it like we see it!) and got beat by a red-hot 76ers team. But we're impressed by the fact that Chicago was able to do so well when they played all four games on the road. They'll have to keep it up this week, too. They've got four more road games before they return to Chi-Town on Valentine's Day. Something tells us that won't be a problem.—Chris Yuscavage