Record: 30 - 20
Last Week's Rank: 12
Last Week's Results: L vs. Boston 76-79, (Mon); W vs. Cleveland 103-102, (Wed); W vs. New Jersey 93-84, (Fri); W @ Washington 95-92, (Sun); W @ Utah 139-133, (Sun)
This Week: @ Milwaukee, Tuesday (3/27); vs. Chicago, Wednesday (3/28); vs. New York, Friday (3/30); @ Philadelphia, Saturday (3/31)
If it wasn't bad enough that the Hawks had to play 5 games in 7 days, they had to get involved in that 4 OT marathon match against the Jazz. Yet these guys have shown glimpses of their fighting spirit and coming out victorious over Utah should be a huge building block as they head into another tough week against teams like Chicago, Philadelphia and the resurgent Knicks. With all of the aforementioned teams playing in the Eastern Conference, Atlanta should use these upcoming matches as a way to see how their team competes against some playoff-bound squads. —Jose Martinez