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Hawks Schedule This Week: Tues Vs. Chicago, Wed @ Philadelphia, Saturday Vs. New Jersey, Sunday @ Cleveland
Atlanta is closing in on locking down a playoff spot and barring a collapse seem settled in the fifth spot in the East. The Hawks trail Orlando by 4.5 games and are exactly four games ahead of Philadelphia who has overtaken New York for the sixth spot in the East. Indiana is still three games up on Milwaukee and Charlotte for the final playoff spot. Atlanta plays four games between now and Sunday. Chicago visits Philips Arena tonight in a nationally televised TNT game. The Hawks then travel to Philadelphia tomorrow. Atlanta desperately needs to win one of those two games.
The Hawks are off Thursday and Friday before hosting New Jersey on Saturday and traveling to Cleveland on Sunday. The Nets may be without Deron Williams on Saturday and the Hawks can ill afford to drop a game against either New Jersey or Cleveland.