After defeating the Detroit Pistons on Friday night, Atlanta improved to 14-6 on the season and are just a half game behind the Miami Heat for first-place in the NBA's Southeast Division. Even more impressive is the Hawks 7-2 record without the injured Al Horford who went down earlier this season with a torn pectoral muscle and is expected to miss the rest of the regular season.
The Orlando Magic have lost two straight and have fallen a game behind the Hawks in the division. The Charlotte Bobcats season continues to spiral as they have lost eight games in a row and have fallen to 3-18.
(updated 1.29.2012 at 11:32 AM EST)
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