The Chicago Bulls beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 87-80 over the weekend to maintain their standing as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference standings so far this season. It's early proof that this squad may be able to stay rather competitive this season even as Derrick Rose continues his rehab from major knee surgery.
LeBron James and the Miami Heat didn't fare so well over the weekend in their match-up with a Western Conference foe, losing 104-87 to the Memphis Grizzlies. James and Chris Bosh actually played fairly well on offense, but Dwyane Wade was 3-of-15 shooting from the field while the Grizzlies drained 14-of-24 shots from three-point range.
Entering Monday's action, the Bulls, Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Brooklyn Nets all have just two defeats this season, the second-fewest amount in the Eastern Conference. The unbeaten New York Knicks, the only team with fewer than two losses, beat the Dallas Mavericks 104-94 on Friday night.