Power Rankings: Heat drop two spots to No. 4

Updated: March 26, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com
Monday, March 26

A slip all the way down to No. 4 might seem a little harsh on the Miami Heat after one road loss to the team leading the Western Conference.

Upon closer examination, though, it's clear that Miami's two-spot drop stems not just from one L but the fact the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs are all rolling … as well as the fact LeBron James' form has noticeably dipped since he sustained what was initially feared to be a concussion.

The Bulls held off the Thunder to retain the top spot in ESPN.com's weekly NBA Power Rankings thanks to three more wins without the injured Derrick Rose. OKC jumped from No. 4 to No. 2 after posting the biggest margin of victory against Miami all season. And San Antonio posted a 4-0 week of its own to retain its top-three status, while Atlanta and two Western Conference upstarts -- Phoenix and Utah -- made bold and unexpected jumps into the top 10.

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