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Bulls slip to No. 13 in Power Rankings

4/8/2013

Marc Stein has the Chicago Bulls in the No. 13 slot in this week's ESPN Power Rankings -- one spot down from last week.

"Leaning strongly toward proclaiming that halting Miami's 27-game win streak WAS Da Bulls' championship in 2012-13. Their road mojo is gone, presumably because someone else key besides D-Rose always seems to be sitting, so how can you pick this Chicago against Brooklyn or Indy in Round 1?"

I agree and disagree with Marc here. First, the Bulls win over the Heat was their championship this season since this team isn't going to win a title with all its injury problems. But I don't believe it's tough to pick the Bulls to advance into the second round, especially if they face the Nets in Round 1. The Bulls beat the Nets last week with basically seven guys, none of who were named Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah or Taj Gibson. Imagine what they could do if any one of them returns before the playoffs…