2013 NBA Standings: Hawks still 5th despite loss

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Thanks to losses by Chicago and Boston, the Atlanta Hawks remain 5th in the Eastern Conference standings and are two games behind the Brooklyn Nets for fourth.

Even after a disappointing 127-113 loss where the Atlanta Hawks essentially ignored the Dallas Mavericks on the defensive end of the floor, Atlanta remains in fifth place in the East standings by a half game over both Boston and Chicago. Atlanta has 15 games remaining and are two back of the Brooklyn Nets for fourth place and home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

The Hawks need to put the debacle against Dallas behind them quickly as they will play three more times this week including two matchups against eighth seeded Milwaukee. Atlanta currently is three games in front of the Bucks and could gain more separation with a couple of wins this week.

Important scores from Monday:

Indiana 111, Cleveland 90

Brooklyn 119, Detroit 82

Miami 105, Boston 103

Denver 119, Chicago 118

New York 90, Utah 83

Here is a look at the updated standings:


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
Miami Heat 66 52-14 .788
Indiana Pacers 67 41-26 .612
New York Knicks 65 39-26 .600
Brooklyn Nets 67 39-28 .582
Atlanta Hawks 67 37-30 .552
Chicago Bulls 66 36-30 .545
Boston Celtics 66 36-30 .545
Milwaukee Bucks 65 33-32 .508
Philadelphia 76ers 66 26-40 .394
Toronto Raptors 67 26-41 .388
Washington Wizards 66 23-43 .348
Detroit Pistons 69 23-46 .333
Cleveland Cavaliers 67 22-45 .328
Orlando Magic 67 18-49 .269
Charlotte Bobcats 67 15-52 .224


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