The Atlanta Hawks grabbed a much needed 117-98 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night and find themselves back in eighth place in the East standings after the New York Knicks dropped a tough decision to the Washington Wizards.
Bradley Beal's late jumper sealed a 90-89 win for the Wizards in a game that was tight throughout. The Hawks now have a one game lead over the Knicks and a full two game advantage in the loss column. Cleveland's loss on Friday drops them to three back of Atlanta and four in the loss column.
Here is a look at the current standings:
|8. Atlanta Hawks||33||42||.440||19.5|
|9. New York Knicks||33||44||.429||20.5|
|10. Cleveland Cavaliers||31||46||.403||22.5|
Atlanta is back in action on Sunday when they travel to Indiana to take on the suddenly struggling Pacers. New York travels to Miami on Sunday for a nationally televised afternoon matchup against the Miami Heat.