NBA standings 2012: Bulls fall out of first in Central Division

Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bulls fell out of first place in the Central Division thanks to back-to-back losses.

The Chicago Bulls have lost two-straight games and, as a result, no longer lead the Central Division. The Bulls (15-12) trail the Indiana Pacers (16-12) by a half-game. Chicago was slated to play at Indiana on Wednesday, but the game was postponed due to weather.

The Milwaukee Bucks hold the same record as the Bulls and are tied for second place in the division. The remaining two teams in the division sit far behind the three leaders. The Detroit Pistons (9-22) are 8.5 games off the lead and the Cleveland Cavaliers (7-23) are 10 games back.

The top seed in the Eastern Conference is currently held by the Southeast Division leading Miami Heat (20-6). The Heat hold a three-game lead over the Atlanta Hawks (17-9) in the division; the Hawks would be the three-seed in the conference if the playoffs were to begin right now. The Atlantic Division-leading New York Knicks (21-8) currently hold the two-seed in the East.

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