The Atlanta Hawks have won their last two games convincingly with an improved offense. How do this impact their spot in this week’s power rankings?
The Atlanta Hawks have played .500 basketball in their last 10 games to stay in position in the Eastern Conference to possibly have home court advantage in the first round come playoff time. Atlanta and the Boston Celtics are in a tie for third place in the East entering Thursday.
Atlanta’s improved offense the last two games has been wonderful to watch since the club had some dismal performances in the three games before them. Being able to play .500 basketball has kept Atlanta towards the top of the East the last few weeks.
The conference isn’t as tight as it once was a few weeks ago, as the Atlantic Division leading Toronto Raptors have emerged as the biggest challenger in the Eastern Conference to the Central Division leading Cleveland Cavaliers.
While the Atlanta Hawks aren’t on either the Cavaliers or the Raptors’ level at this point in the 2015-16 NBA season, we have to feel confident about the club’s ability to make the NBA Playoffs for the ninth straight season, get a top four seed in the Eastern Conference, and make it to an Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup against either Cleveland or Toronto.
Here are this week’s Eastern Conference Power Rankings, the first edition in February 2016.
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