Chicago Bulls: Power Ranking Potential First-Round Matchups

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Chicago Bulls: Power Ranking Potential First-Round Matchups
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Can you believe the playoffs are nearly here?

In just about a month the regular season will be concluding and the playoffs will be starting.

And as expected the Chicago Bulls are right where they belong among the elite of the league. Currently they have the best record in the entire NBA at 39-10 and hold a three-game lead over the Miami Heat.

They also have an eight and half game lead over the third place Orlando Magic.

With only 17 games left of the season, it is hard to imagine them falling out of the top two. Normally I would say barring any major injury, but just about everyone on the Bulls has been hurt already.

After the top three, the rest of the Eastern Conference is fairly close. Only nine and half games separate the fourth and 10th place teams. There are half of a dozen teams that could potentially meet the Bulls in the first round—the only two teams they most likely can't play are the Magic and Heat.

So who will become the Bulls' unlucky victim in the first round?

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