The Atlanta Hawks are currently 4-4, 2.5 games back of the Southeast Division-leading Miami Heat following the weekend's games. After winning Friday's game against the Sacramento Kings, 112-96, the Hawks had the next two days off. During that time, the Miami Heat defeated the Phoenix Suns, 97-88 thanks to 24 points from Chris Bosh and 21 from LeBron James.
The Hawks are tied with the Charlotte Bobcats, thanks to a loss on Saturday against the Memphis Grizzlies, 94-87. Center Byron Mullens led the Bobcats with 18 points while guard Kemba Walker added 17. The Orlando Magic find themselves looking up at 3-6, four games back of the heat, after winning Friday's game against the Detroit Pistons, 110-106 but losing Sunday's game against the Toronto Raptors, 97-86.
Center Glen Davis recorded 13 and 12 rebounds in both games, respectively. J.J. Redick led the way with 23 points against the Pistons, while Demar DeRozan led the scoring against the Raptors with 20 points.