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2013 NBA Standings: Hawks still 6th, 4.5 back of Miami

After a 1-1 week, the Atlanta Hawks find themselves still in sixth place and 4.5 games back of the Heat and Knicks in the Eastern Conference standings.

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After a 1-1 week the Atlanta Hawks find themselves still in sixth place in the Eastern Conference Standings and 4.5 games behind the Miami Heat and New York Knicks. Atlanta started the week with a come from behind win over the Toronto Raptors. The Hawks couldn't carry the success into the weekend as they once again fell behind early and dropped a 93-76 decision to a shorthanded Chicago team.

Miami and New York are in a virtual tie at the top of the standings with the Heat just percentage points in front. Chicago is third and followed by Brooklyn and Indiana who are tied for fourth and fifth. The Hawks travel to Indiana on Tuesday. Atlanta remains one game better than the Milwaukee Bucks and interestingly have not played the Bucks yet this season.

Here is a look at the top half of the Eastern Conference standings:

Team W L GB
1. Miami Heat 29 14 0.0
2. New York Knicks 30 15 0.0
3. Chicago Bulls 29 18 2.0
4. Brooklyn Nets 28 19 3.0
5. Indiana Pacers 28 19 3.0
6. Atlanta Hawks 26 20 4.5
7. Milwaukee Bucks 25 21 5.5
8. Boston Celtics 23 23 7.5

In case you missed it:

Wednesday, January 30 - Hawks 93, Raptors 92 - Recap

Saturday, February 2 - Bulls 93, Hawks 76 - Recap