The Lakers' recent slump has finally cost them in the NBA Power Rankings, as Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls have ended their long reign and taken over the top spot.
The Bulls deserve the top spot right now; they've won their last seven games and clinched the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Their seven-game streak includes big wins over Boston and Orlando, and they've only lost twice in their last 21 games.
The only thing Rose and the Bulls haven't been doing well lately is covering the spread, with a 4-6 ATS record in their last 10.