The West's dominance continued last week and they hold five of the top six spots in each of our writer's rankings. See who else moved up and down in this week's Power Rankings.
The NBA announced today Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer was named Eastern Conference player of the week.
Despite their opponent Monday being six games under .500, the Bulls still view the Lakers as a top-tier team loaded with talent.
Joakim Noah wasn't available for comment after Saturday's loss to Memphis or Monday's Bulls shootaround but Noah understands the team comes first according to Thibodeau.
Luol Deng held out of Monday's Bulls morning shootaround after he re-aggravated a right hamstring injury in the third quarter of Friday's overtime win in Boston. He is a game-time decision for tonight's match-up.
Jimmy Butler's family was in town from Texas to watch him record his first career NBA start. And he didn't disappoint, recording 18 points and 8 rebounds in the Bulls' 85-82 home loss to Memphis.
Tom Thibodeau benched Joakim Noah the entire fourth quarter and overtime, despite a close game the Bulls eventually lost 85-82. But Aggrey Sam says not to take the spat out of proportion.
Highlights from Bulls' 85-82 overtime loss to the Grizzlies at the United Center Saturday night.
They needed overtime, but the Grizzlies used a hot start to overtime to handle the Bulls Saturday night at the United Center. Jimmy Butler had 18 points and Carlos Boozer added 17 for the hosts in the loss.
Hamilton's extra playing time, solid defensive strategy and Deng, Noah lead to Bulls victory.