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NBA Playoff Picture: Atlanta Hawks closing in on the 5th seed in East

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Sunday’s improbable win pushed the Atlanta Hawks one step closer to the fifth seed in the East.

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The Atlanta Hawks pulled off probably the most improbable comeback of the season on Sunday rallying from 26-points down to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers in overtime. That victory moved them a step closer to locking down the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference however there are still a number of moving parts.

Here is a look at Eastern Conference standings entering play on Monday.

Eastern Conference Standings

Team W L Pct GB L10 Streak
Team W L Pct GB L10 Streak
*1. Boston 52 29 642 - 7-3 W2
*2. Cleveland 51 30 .630 1 4-6 L3
*3. Toronto 50 31 .617 1.5 8-2 W3
*4. Washington 49 32 .605 3 6-4 W1
*5. Atlanta 42 38 .525 9.5 5-5 W3
*6. Milwaukee 42 39 .519 10 6-4 W2
7. Indiana 41 40 .506 11 5-5 W4
8. Chicago 40 41 .494 12 7-3 W1
Miami 40 41 .494 12 5-5 W2
Detroit 37 44 .457 15 3-7 L1
Charlotte 36 45 .444 16 4-6 L4
New York 30 51 .370 22 3-7 L3
Orlando 28 53 .346 24 2-8 L2
Philadelphia 28 53 .346 24 2-8 L7
Brooklyn 20 61 .247 32 5-5 L1

Atlanta enters play on Monday with a one-game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks and also holds the tie breaker in the event they end up tied in the standings. The Hawks have two games remaining, at home against Charlotte on Tuesday and on the road on Wednesday in Indiana.

Atlanta’s remaining Schedule:

Tuesday vs. Charlotte
Wednesday at Indiana

Milwaukee’s remaining schedule:

Monday vs. Charlotte
Wednesday at Boston

Indiana has won three straight games to get back to the .500 mark and are two games back of Atlanta with two games to play.

Indiana’s remaining schedule:

Monday at Philadelphia
Wednesday vs. Atlanta