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NBA standings 2012: Atlanta Hawks 2nd in Southeast

Atlanta is 15-8 this season, and not far out of first place in the Southeast. The Miami Heat lead the division at 16-6.

Kevin C. Cox

The Atlanta Hawks are off to a 15-8 start to the 2012-13 NBA season, which has them 1.5 games behind the first-place Miami Heat in the Southeast Division. The Hawks lost their most recent game, a 100-92 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma City, and they are 6-4 over their last 10 games.

Elsewhere in the East, the New York Knicks are 19-6 and they've put some distance between themselves and the rest of the Atlantic. Brooklyn is just 2-8 in its last 10 games and is tied for second in the division with Boston at 13-12.

The Derrick Rose-less Chicago Bulls lead the Central with a 14-10 record, followed closely by Milwaukee and Indiana.

In the Western Conference, the Thunder have won 12 games in a row and lead the Northwest Division by 7.5 games. The Los Angeles Clippers have won 11 games in a row and lead the Pacific, while Memphis sits atop the Southwest.

The Southeast standings are listed below. Head over to Sports Illustrated for complete NBA standings.

Southeast Standings

Miami 16 6 .727 0 Won 2
Atlanta 15 8 .652 1.5 Lost 1
Orlando 12 13 .480 5.5 Won 4
Charlotte 7 18 .280 10.5 Lost 13
Washington 3 20 .130 13.5 Lost 5

(updated 12.20.2012 at 10:42 AM EST)

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