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2012 NBA Standings: Hawks still 3rd in Eastern Conference

The Atlanta Hawks are in third place in the Eastern Conference standings trailing the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks.

Kevin C. Cox

After a 2-2 week, the Atlanta Hawks remain in third place in the Eastern Conference standings three games back of the New York Knicks and 2.5 games behind the Miami Heat. Atlanta began the week with an overtime win over Washingtonbefore two straight losses to Oklahoma City and Philadelphia. The Hawks ended the week with a 92-75 beat down of the Chicago Bulls who are currently in fourth place in the East Standings.

Just behind the Bulls in fifth place is the Indiana Pacers. The Bucks, Nets and Celtics round out the top eight of the standings. Toronto is 9-19 on the season but currently has the longest winning streak in the East at five games. The Bobcats are at the other end of the spectrum as their losing streak reached 15 games.

Here is a look at the full Eastern Conference standings:

Eastern Standings

Miami Heat 24 18-6 .750
New York Knicks 26 20-7 .731
Atlanta Hawks 25 16-9 .640
Chicago Bulls 26 15-11 .577
Indiana Pacers 28 16-12 .571
Milwaukee Bucks 26 14-12 .538
Brooklyn Nets 25 14-12 .520
Boston Celtics 26 13-13 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 27 13-15 .481
Orlando Magic 26 12-15 .462
Toronto Raptors 28 9-19 .321
Detroit Pistons 30 9-21 .300
Charlotte Bobcats 27 7-20 .259
Cleveland Cavaliers 29 6-23 .207
Washington Wizards 25 3-22 .120