Rooting Interests: Hawks Could Move Into Fifth With Knicks Win

Thursday, April 11, 2013
By Jaryd Wilson

Atlanta Hawks v. Philadelphia 76ers

New York’s 14th straight win could also be a big one for the Hawks.standings

The Knicks face the Chicago Bulls tonight in the only Eastern Conference game on the schedule.  The Knicks are looking for their 14th straight victory but will be without a fair amount of their regulars, who are nursing minor injuries in light of the team all but clinching the two seed with the recent run.  If the Bulls win, they move a half game in front of Atlanta of the five seed, but a loss moves Atlanta into that position.  As I’ve said before, the Hawks lose the tiebreaker with Chicago should the teams finish even, so the Hawks are hoping the Bulls lose a few in the final week.

No other East teams are in action tonight, but at this point it would be difficult for the Hawks to drop lower than where they are now or move up higher than five, so the Bulls are the team to watch right now.

Teams to root for: Knicks

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images

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