The race for No. 2 in the East

Bulls are virtually assured of being the top seed in East (PER Diem: April 5, 2011)

Updated: April 5, 2011, 11:11 AM ET
By John Hollinger |
Rose/IguodalaUS PresswireChicago appears to have the top spot locked up, while Philly is trying to hold off the Knicks for sixth.

Nine nights left in the season and, just as we expected heading into the year, we're wondering whether anybody can knock off the Eastern Conference's alpha dog.