The latest SB Nation NBA power rankings were released on Monday, and the Atlanta Hawks slipped from seventh to eighth after a pair of high profile losses this past week. The Hawks played two tough teams in their four games this week, and lost them both. They lost 101-92 to the Miami Heat last Monday, and got blown out by the Golden State Warriors on Saturday, 115-93.
The Oklahoma City Thunder jumped into the top spot this week after the San Antonio Spurs dropped a pair of games. The New York Knicks moved up to second, and the Spurs dropped to third. The Heat are in fifth.
The Hawks have a good opportunity to get their week off on the right foot on Tuesday night when they travel to the nation's capital to take on the Washington Wizards. The going gets a little tougher, though, as they have to play the Thunder the next night at home.