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Bulls, Heat Still Jostling for Playoff Position
MIAMI (AP) -- Four Miami-Chicago games this season, all decided in the final minutes, all won by the home team.

Maybe that's the best indicator of what sort of advantage would come with holding the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

The Bulls lead the Heat by 1 games, just one in the loss column, and if tiebreakers decide the top seed the edge swings to Miami because of a better record against likely East playoff teams. Chicago's reigning MVP in Derrick Rose is still ailing, and the Bulls' remaining three games include matchups with defending NBA champion Dallas and the upstart Indiana Pacers.

Says Bulls guard Richard Hamilton, ''Got to win.''

Miami has four games left, two with Washington, one with Houston and one with Boston.

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