The Chicago Bulls wrapped up a six-game home-stand on Saturday night by defeating the Philadelphia 76ers 89-80 at the United Center. The victory means Chicago finishes the home-stand 4-2 -- an impressive mark considering the last three games were played without star point guard Derrick Rose, who is a out nursing a groin injury.
Chicago heads into next week 37-10 overall, the best mark in the NBA. The Bulls lead the Miami Heat by three games for first place in the Eastern Conference standings. Third place Orlando is seven games back of Chicago. At Blog-a-Bull, I wondered if the Bulls have enough to win the NBA championship.
Much like the Bulls in the East, the Oklahoma City Thunder also appear to be starting to run away with the Western Conference. Oklahoma City is only 6-4 in its last 10 games, but at 33-11, lead the West by 3.5 games over the San Antonio Spurs. The LA Lakers (28-16) are charging up the West standings. At 8-2 in their last 10 games, the Lakers have moved into third in the conference, give games behind OKC.