The Atlanta Hawks are in! The Hawks earned a playoff berth after Wizards lost at the Warriors, 102-94. This will be their ninth straight postseason berth, the longest in the Eastern Conference. The Hawks are 3rd in the Eastern Conference, holding a one game lead over the Heat, with seven regular-season games remaining. They have won four straight, nine out of 10 and 12 out of 14 games.
The Hawks continue the regular season tonight at the Raptors, the conclusion of a three game road trip. The Hawks then play four straight games at home against the Cavaliers, Suns, Raptors and Celtics. The season ends with a two game road trip at the Cavaliers and Wizards. The Hawks only hold a one game lead for the 3rd seed and the Southeast Division. These last seven games will be huge for playoff seeding.
The NBA playoffs begin on April 16.