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NBA Standings 2012: Hawks Hold One Game Lead Over Celtics For Home Court In Playoffs

The Atlanta Hawks were unable to regain the lead in the final seconds versus the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon, falling 113-112 at the Phillips Arena. With the loss, the Hawks now hold just a one-game lead over the Boston Celtics as the two will look to face one another in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Celtics won the season series versus the Hawks 2-1.

Here are the updated Eastern Conference standings as of the Hawks game going final.

EASTERN W L PCT GB HOME ROAD DIV CONF PF PA DIFF STRK L10
1 y - Chicago 48 16 .750 - 25-7 23-9 11-1 36-10 96.3 88.4 +7.9 Won 1 6-4
2 y - Miami 45 18 .714 2 ½ 27-5 18-13 9-4 35-11 99.5 92.6 +6.9 Lost 1 6-4
3 x - Indiana 41 23 .641 7 22-9 19-14 8-3 28-18 97.8 94.4 +3.4 Lost 1 8-2
4 y - Boston 37 27 .578 11 22-9 15-18 8-6 30-16 92.1 89.9 +2.2 Lost 1 7-3
5 x - Atlanta 38 26 .594 10 21-10 17-16 11-3 31-17 96.3 93.1 +3.2 Lost 1 7-3
6 x - Orlando 36 27 .571 11 ½ 20-12 16-15 7-7 29-18 94.7 93.3 +1.3 Lost 2 4-6
7 x - New York 34 30 .531 14 21-11 13-19 8-6 27-20 97.7 94.8 +2.9 Won 1 7-3
8 Philadelphia 33 30 .524 14 ½ 19-14 14-16 6-6 26-19 93.6 89.2 +4.4 Won 2 4-6


For more on this game Hawks fans should visit Peachtree Hoops and Knicks fans should check out Posting and Toasting. For more news and notes from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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