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NBA standings 2012: Atlanta Hawks behind Miami Heat after early results

The 2012 NBA season is just underway, and after the first few games the Atlanta Hawks have settled in behind the Miami Heat in the Southeast division standings.

Dale Zanine-US PRESSWIRE

Though it is still early in the season, the 2012 NBA standings in the Southeast Division are shaping up with a look that might become familiar to fans. The Miami Heat are out in front at 4-1, and the Atlanta Hawks are in second place with a 2-1 record. Behind them are the Orlando Magic, Charlotte Bobcats, and the currently winless Washington Wizards.

Elsewhere in the Eastern Conference, the New York Knicks lead the Atlantic Division and at 3-0 are the last unbeaten team in the league. The 3-1 Chicago Bulls lead the Central Division. Full Eastern Conference standings are below.


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
New York Knicks 3 3-0 1.000
Miami Heat 5 4-1 .800
Chicago Bulls 4 3-1 .750
Milwaukee Bucks 3 2-1 .667
Atlanta Hawks 3 2-1 .667
Boston Celtics 4 2-2 .500
Philadelphia 76ers 4 2-2 .500
Orlando Magic 4 2-2 .500
Cleveland Cavaliers 5 2-3 .400
Indiana Pacers 5 2-3 .400
Charlotte Bobcats 3 1-2 .333
Brooklyn Nets 3 1-2 .333
Toronto Raptors 5 1-4 .200
Washington Wizards 3 0-3 .000
Detroit Pistons 5 0-5 .000

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