The Atlanta Hawks finally snapped their eight game losing streak with a big come from behind win over the New York Knicks. However, with that slide the Hawks have gone from third in the conference to eighth and are just 3.5 games in front of ninth place Detroit.
|1. Indiana Pacers||42||13|
|2. Miami Heat||40||14||1.5|
|3. Toronto Raptors||31||25||11.5|
|4. Chicago Bulls||29||26||13.0|
|5. Washington Wizards||28||28||14.5|
|6. Brooklyn Nets||26||28||15.5|
|7. Charlotte Bobcats||27||30||16.0|
|8. Atlanta Hawks||26||29||16.0|
|9. Detroit PIstons||23||33||19.5|
|10. Cleveland Cavaliers||22||35||21.0|
As you can see, Atlanta is still just 1.5 games out of fifth place and 5.5 out of third. They are still in the thick of things but with a difficult schedule coming up and seemingly a new injury to a different player everyday there is cause for concern. No doubt the Hawks should be focused on the sixth seed in an effort to avoid Indiana and Miami in the first round of the playoffs.
The next stretch certainly won't be easy and it was good to see the losing streak end before they head out on the road. Atlanta hosts Chicago on Tuesday and then head out to Boston on Wednesday before embarking on a five game west coast swing.
|Tue Feb 25||Vs Bulls||7:30||SportSouth|
|Wed Feb 26||@ Celtics||7:30||SportSouth|
|Sun March 2||@ Suns||8:00||SportSouth|
|Wed March 5||@ Trailblazers||10:30||ESPN|
|Fri March 7||@ Warriors||10:30||SportSouth|
|Sat March 8||@ Clippers||10:30||SportSouth|
|Mon March 10||@ Utah||9:00||SportSouth|
|Thurs March 13||Vs Milwaukee||7:30||SportSouth|