So much for their struggles against the East elite.
Well, at least for one night.
The Miami Heat entered Thursday's game at Chicago with an eight-game winning streak. But they had done little this season against other top teams in the Eastern Conference, having gone 0-5 against New York, Indiana and Chicago.
But if there were any questions about whether the Heat (38-14) are playing their best ball of the season, they were answered Thursday at the United Center. The Heat dissected the Bulls 86-67.
Soon they will have a chance to show they can turn it around against the Knicks (32-19) and the Pacers (33-21), both of whom they are 0-2 against this season. The Heat are at New York, which is No. 2 in the East, on March 3 and play host March 10 to Indiana, which is No. 3.
The Bulls (31-23) recently slipped to No. 5 in the East behind Brooklyn. But, with the possibility of injured guard Derrick Rose returning for the playoffs, they might have more potential than any of Miami's confere...