Bulls threaten Lakers' top spot

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The Heat rebounded from a wretched five-game slump. Dallas, Boston and Orlando lost at least two games apiece. The surging Thunder activated center Kendrick Perkins. And the Nuggets continued to win without Carmelo Anthony.

Those are just some of the highlights from an eventful week as we move into the final month of the regular season. As the players who switched teams during the trading deadline begin to settle in, and coaches start regarding injuries in the context of playoff readiness, the "pre-postseason" is upon us in earnest.

Here is how the teams shake out in this week's Power Rankings.

(All stats and records are through March 14.)

NBA Power Rankings