The Chicago Bulls are 12-9 and a half-game ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks (11-9) in the Central Division after both teams won on Wednesday night. The Bucks have won three straight and are making a push after a two-week slump. The Indiana Pacers are one-and-a-half games back of the Bulls at 11-11.
The New York Knicks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and lead the Atlantic Division with a 16-5 mark. The Miami Heat have the second-best record in the conference at 14-6 and hold a half-game lead over the Atlanta Hawks (13-6) in the Southeast Division.