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NBA Standings 2012: Atlanta Percentage Points Behind Pacers In East Standings

The Atlanta Hawks have won three straight games and are keeping pace with the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference Standings whom they now trail by just four percentage points. Indiana is 28-19 and in fifth place in the East while Atlanta is 29-20 and currently sixth.

Eastern Standings

1. Chicago Bulls 50 40-10 .800
2. Miami Heat 46 35-11 .761
3. Orlando Magic 49 31-18 .633
4. Philadelphia 76ers 48 27-21 .563
5. Indiana Pacers 47 28-19 .596
6. Atlanta Hawks 49 29-20 .592
7. Boston Celtics 47 25-22 .532
8. New York Knicks 49 24-25 .490
9. Milwaukee Bucks 48 22-26 .458

Interesting to note that both the Hawks and the Pacers have a better record than the Philadelphia 76ers but they are locked in to a top 4 spot by virtue of their lead in the Atlantic Division. Atlanta is just two games behind the Orlando Magic for third place and are three games in front of the Boston Celtics.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.