NBA Standings 2012: Hawks Currently Fourth In Eastern Conference

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 15: Willie Green #33 and Josh Smith #5 of the Atlanta Hawks celebrate after Green hit a three point shot against the Phoenix Suns during the NBA game at US Airways Center on February 15, 2012 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Hawks defeated the Suns 101-99. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

With a slight break in the schedule I thought it might be a good time to look at the current Eastern Conference standings where the Atlanta Hawks currently sit in the No. 4 spot. Currently they are 30 games into the 66-game season and at 19-11 are one game behind third place Philadelphia in the standings. The Hawks currently have the same record as the Orlando Magic but Atlanta owns the tiebreaker.

1. Chicago 25 7 .781 - W2
2. Miami 23 7 .767 1.0 W4
3. Philadelphia 20 10 .667 4.0 L1
4. Atlanta 19 11 .633 5.0 W1
5. Orlando 19 11 .633 5.0 W3
6. Indiana 18 12 .600 6.0 W1
7. Boston 15 14 .517 8.5 L2
8. New York 15 15 .500 9.0 W7
9. Milwaukee 12 17 .414 11.5 L3

Interestingly spots 4-6 are only separated by two games and have been that way for some time now. There is a good chance that we could see more separation at the top and then an interesting race for seeding coming down the stretch. The Knicks seven game winning streak has them back in the playoff picture and a three game losing streak by the Bucks has Milwaukee looking like they may fall out of the race.

Here is a quick look at the remaining February schedule:

Hawks Schedule

Next 5 Games

@ Portland Sat 02/18 10:00 PM EST
@ Chicago Mon 02/20 4:00 PM EST
@ New York Wed 02/22 7:30 PM EST
Orlando Thu 02/23 7:30 PM EST
Golden State Wed 02/29 7:30 PM EST

Exit Question: Where will the Hawks be in the standings on March 1? Let us know in the comments section of this post.

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