Kevin C. Cox
Atlanta is off to a 9-4 start.
The Atlanta Hawks are off to a 9-4 start to the regular season and they've won six games in a row, which has them in second place in the Southeast Division behind the Miami Heat. Aside from the Heat, the Knicks and Nets are the only teams in the Eastern Conference that have better records than Atlanta at this point.
Elsewhere in the East, the Milwaukee Bucks lead the Central Division with a 7-6 record, while the aforementioned Knicks and Nets are tied for the lead in the Atlantic.
In the Western Conference, the San Antonio Spurs are 13-3, though they trail Memphis (11-2) in terms of winning percentage in the Southwest Division. Defending conference champion Oklahoma City is 12-4 and atop the Northwest Division, while the Los Angeles Clippers lead the Pacific Division with a 9-6 record.
The full NBA standings can be found here. Here are the complete Southeast standings: