Dwight Howard says Bulls are best in the East right now

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Dwight Howard said what a lot of people have been thinking (and was willing to go farther than we were) when he was on the Dan Patrick Show this morning (via CSN Chicago, they have the video clip where Howard talks about a range of topics). Patrick asked him who was the best team in the East.

“I think Chicago is playing the best basketball right now.”

The Bulls have recently beaten the Heat and the Magic. They are playing great defense and getting enough scoring.

There are questions about everybody in the East right now. With the Bulls, it’s can their offense generate enough points when the defenses get to focus in like they will in the playoffs? How will this team handle the pressure of its first big playoff run as a unit?

But right now, Howard is right.