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The power rankings will work a little differently this week than in the past. Instead of giving an explanation for each team, there will just be the rankings. This gives you, the reader, a chance to comment with your thoughts on individual teams, and the rankings as a whole.
1. Chicago Bulls (Last Week #3)
Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls rose in the power rankings to #1. (Photo by Keith Allison via Wikimedia Commons)
2. Oklahoma City Thunder (Last Week #2)
3. Miami Heat (Last Week #1)
4. Los Angeles Lakers (Last Week #10)
5. San Antonio Spurs (Last Week #4)
6. Indiana Pacers (Last Week #6)
7. Memphis Grizzlies (Last Week #11)
8. Los Angeles Clippers (Last Week #5)
9. Orlando Magic (Last Week #8)
10. Dallas Mavericks (Last Week #7)
11. Boston Celtics (Last Week #19)
12. Philadelphia 76ers (Last Week #13)
13. Atlanta Hawks (Last Week #15)
14. Denver Nuggets (Last Week #17)
15. Houston Rockets (Last Week #9)
16. New York Knicks (Last Week #16)
17. Minnesota Timberwolves (Last Week #...
BEST OF MAXIM
Every Sunday, the CC staff will get together to present our plays and players of the week.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
3 Games (3-0)
26.7 ppg1.3 rpg7.3 apg2.0 spg
Kyle Boenitz: The reigning MVP is looking like the Derrick Rose we’ve come to expect. He’s got the Bulls on a 5-game win streak including the 3 games they had this week after the All-Star break. Rose dropped...
Monday, March 5th: Pacers @ Bulls, 8:00 ET, NBALP: A rematch of the most interesting first-round sweep that I’ve ever witnessed, and a game that Derrick Rose has marked on his calendar. You may recall that the Pacers celebrated too vigorously for Rose’s liking when they beat the Bulls back in January, causing the reigning MVP to say the following: “I’ll never forget how...
Derrick Rose tied a season high with 35 points, and Joakim Noah had 11 points and 18 rebounds to lead the Chicago Bulls to their sixth straight win, 96-91 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.
In a battle of division leaders, the Bulls made all the big shots over the final minutes to end a three-game losing streak against the Sixers.
Leading 91-89, the Bulls turned the ball...
So the Pacers hung with the Bulls tonight...for 24 minutes. The second half was different, as Derrick Rose delivered on his promise to annihilate (well, he said he "won't forget it") the team that beat them on their home floor last time. The result? A 92-72 drubbing where the Pacers actually led by a point at the end of the first half. The loss dropped the Pacers...
*Team records as of 3/5/20121. Chicago Bulls (32-8) - Chicago has won seven straight, and boast both the league's best record and the reigning MVP. In order for the team to get past likely ECF opponent Miami, they'll need Richard Hamilton healthy to take the perimeter scoring burden off of Derrick Rose.2. Oklahoma City Thunder (30-8) - Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and...
The Philadelphia 76ers have been one of the few teams to have repeated success frustrating Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls.
Last month's lopsided loss in Philadelphia still bothers the league's reigning MVP.
Rose and the Bulls look to avenge that defeat and avoid losing a fourth straight to the 76ers on Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center.
Chicago (30-8) owns a one...
Luol Deng scored 20 points, teaming with Derrick Rose in a decisive third-quarter rally that sent the Chicago Bulls to their seventh straight victory, 92-72 over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night.
Rose added 13 points and nine assists, hitting three 3-pointers while Deng had two in the third as the Bulls blew open a close game.
Joakim Noah had 17 rebounds to lead the Bulls to...
Although trips to Chicago haven't traditionally brought out their best, the Indiana Pacers are one of only two teams to win on the Bulls' home floor this season.
When they return to the United Center on Monday night, the red-hot Pacers will seek their first seven-game win streak in eight years. However, they will be facing a Chicago team that's also searching for a season...