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Hawks Schedule 2012: Three Potential Playoff Foes Up Next For Atlanta

The Atlanta Hawks will have a great opportunity to assess where they currently stand in the Eastern conference as games versus Indiana, Orlando and Miami are up next for Larry Drew's bunch. Atlanta is currently 16-8 on the season and sit in the No. 5 spot in the conference standings.

One bit of concern for the Hawks has been the depth of their big men, more specially the lack thereof, as Al Horford's injury could have him out for the remainder of the season. Moreover, with the recent injury to Jason Collins, the Hawks have leaned heavily on Zaza Pachulia with no real center able to step in during the interim. Coach Drew says there's not any immediate movement on the horizon:

"Not a whole lot of news," Drew said of the team’s pursuit of a big man. "Right now we are going as we are. We are a little small but we’ll just have to play the hand that’s dealt to us."

The Hawks get back into the swing of things with the Suns Monday night, then face Indiana on Wednesday night.

Hawks Schedule

Next 5 Games

Indiana Wed 02/08 7:30 PM EST
@ Orlando Fri 02/10 7:00 PM EST
Miami Sun 02/12 7:00 PM EST
@ Los Angeles Lakers Tue 02/14 10:30 PM EST
@ Phoenix Wed 02/15 9:00 PM EST

Last 5 Games

Phoenix Mon 02/06 7:30 PM EST
Philadelphia Sat 02/04 L 87 - 98
Memphis Thu 02/02 L 77 - 96
@ Toronto Tue 01/31 W 100 - 77
@ New Orleans Sun 01/29 W 94 - 72

For more on this game Hawks fans should head on over to Peachtree Hoops and Suns fans should stop by Bright Side of the Sun. For more news and analysis on the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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