With just a few weeks remaining until the NBA postseason, every night can impact the standings. NBA Playoff Picture keeps you up to date on all the most important news for all 16 berths and seeds.
Hail to the Hawks: The Atlanta Hawks' 99-86 win over the Miami Heat combined with the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-98 loss to the Brooklyn Nets to clinch the No. 1 seed for the Hawks (on 2 Chainz Night, no less!). The result has seemingly been a foregone conclusion since Atlanta took control of the conference several months ago, but it's a meaningful accomplishment nonetheless for a squad that barely made it into the postseason last season and was tapped by some (including me) as a lottery participant this October. Starting forwards DeMarre Carroll (24 points) and Paul Millsap (21 points) both shot 8-of-12 from the field to lead the Hawks.
With 10 games left to play, Coach of the Year favorite Mike Budenholzer will need to find a balance between resting key players and getting the team intoRead More »from NBA Playoff Picture Update: The East goes through Atlanta