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:
Here is a look at the updated standings:
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