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NBA Power Rankings 2012: Chicago Bulls No. 2 In Latest From Pro Basketball Talk

In the latest edition of Kurt Helin's power rankings for Pro Basketball Talk, the Chicago Bulls move up a spot to No. 2, trailing only the Miami Heat.

Luol Deng is back and they missed him — so Tom Thibodeau welcomed him back with 41 minutes. Chicago is out of the friendly confines of the United Center for a nine-game trip.

Related: Bulls injury update: Deng returns to the fullest, Rose has a stiff back

The Bulls lost to the Heat back on Jan. 29 by four points, but they have a better record than Miami, and they've achieved that despite a lot of injury setbacks in the early part of the season.

Chicago's lengthy road trip continues in New Jersey on Monday night.

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