The Boston Celtics lost again and are now tied in the loss column with the Bulls. They play each other once more in Chicago, and so if the Bulls win that game and match Boston's win total the rest of the season, they'll be the #1 seed in the East.
Furthermore, Boston has been in quite the slump lately losing three of their past four games to relatively mediocre competition (Clippers, @76ers, @nets).
At this point, the Bulls have to be viewed as the favorite to capture the #1 seed, and the path of the #1 seed looks better than ever.
While Orlando is no easy matchup in the second round, they're not nearly as scary as Boston or Miami, and the gap between Philly/NY and Indiana/Charlotte is absolutely mammoth in round 1.
The team that gets the 1 seed has a pretty large advantage in terms of making it out of the East this year in terms of matchups played, and the Bulls now have a good shot of being that team.
As for the rest of the night, the Miami Heat annihilated the Spurs, and have now won two straight against premier teams in the league. I've always thought, even in the down times, that Miami simply scares the hell out of me for how good they can be if they put it together.
Let's hope they don't, and let's hope we avoid them in the 2nd round either way.