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Rooting Interests: All Eyes on Hawks, Bulls In East

By Jaryd Wilson

With six of the eight playoff seeds set in the East, the only thing left to be decided is which team among the Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks will finish fifth. The other team will of course finish sixth. Here’s how the East will look come playoff time: 1)  Heat 2)  Knicks 3)  Pacers... »

The Race For Sixth – How Boston and Atlanta Compare

By Jaryd Wilson

The Boston Celtics, who trail the Hawks by 1.5 games in the standings, are at this point the only team Atlanta has a realistic chance of flipping spots with in the Eastern Conference standings, especially since the Celtics win the tiebreaker. The Celtics have five games left, and the Hawks have four.  Here’s a... »

Scoreboard Watching: Celtics Keep Pressure on Hawks

By Jaryd Wilson

The Boston Celtics got Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett back Sunday, got a win and kept the pressure on the Hawks in what has become a two-team race for the six seed. Neither Pierce nor Garnett led the team in scoring, that honor went to Brandon Bass with 20 points, but the 107-96 win... »

Rooting Interests: Magic and Cavs Must Shine

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks have a winnable home game tonight against a team that won’t make the playoffs.  Unfortunately the Chicago Bulls and Boston Celtics are in the same boat. All three teams should be in the exact same positions come tomorrow morning, provided the Hawks handle the Sixers, the Celtics dispose of the Cavs and... »

Scoreboard Watching: Bulls Tighten Already Jumbled East

By Jaryd Wilson

The Atlanta Hawks dropped a spot in the Eastern Conference standings last night…and that’s a good thing. Despite dropping to sixth, Atlanta actually gained a half game on the Brooklyn Nets, who fell 92-90 to the Chicago Bulls despite a 26-13 first quarter. Atlanta is now just 1.5 out of fourth place in the... »

Rooting Interests: Bulls the Preference, But Hawks Win Either Way

By Jaryd Wilson

The Chicago Bulls visit the Barclays Center tonight to face the Brooklyn Nets. Meanwhile, the Hawks, sandwiched between the two in the East standings, can kick back and watch. Atlanta will win either way tonight because one of these teams will lose.  The preference is still Chicago simply because the Hawks still have a... »

Scoreboard Watching: Nets Create Separation From Hawks

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks lost a game on the Brooklyn Nets last night in the race for the fourth spot in the East. Atlanta fell to the New York Knicks thanks in large part to another monster effort from Carmelo Anthony.  Melo backed up his 50-point effort against Miami with 40 against the Hawks. Meanwhile, Brooklyn... »

Rooting Interests: Help From Cleveland Would Be Nice

By Jaryd Wilson

The Brooklyn Nets conclude an eight-game road trip tonight in Cleveland.  If all goes the Hawks’ way, Atlanta could be in a fourth place tie by the end of the night. The Nets are currently 4-3 through the first seven games of their Circus Trip.  The road success has been critical in them holding... »

Scoreboard Watching: Wizards help Hawks by downing Bulls

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks are a full game ahead of the Chicago Bulls for fifth place in the East thanks to 27 points from John Wall and 46 percent three-point shooting from the Wizards. Washington beat Chicago 90-86 in the nation’s capital last night, extending Atlanta’s fifth-place lead to a full game.  The Bulls, however, still... »

Scoreboard Watching: Celtics Keep Falling

By Jaryd Wilson

The Hawks created some more distance between themselves and the seventh place Boston Celtics on Monday night. Atlanta’s 102-94 win over Cleveland put the Hawks nine games over .500.  The Celtics lost by double digits to Minnesota, their sixth loss in eight games, which means the Hawks are now 3.5 ahead of them with... »