The Boston Celtics woke up in sixth place, thanks to the New York Knicks and Atlanta Hawks both winning games last night. Boston is now one game out of fourth and one game out of the play-in tournament.
Things are tight. Three games separate the fourth and eighth seed. Two separate four and seven. The Hawks and Knicks play tonight, with the winner taking sole possession of the fourth seed. Boston, Miami, and Charlotte all have a shot at home court.
Each team in the mix has between 13 and 15 games left to play. Here's a look at how things shake out.
Boston Celtics: Phoenix, @Brooklyn*, @Charlotte, Oklahoma City, Charlotte*, San Antonio, Portland, @Orlando, @Chicago, Miami, Miami, @Cleveland*, @Minnesota, @New York*
Atlanta Hawks: @New York, Miami, Milwaukee, @Detroit*, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Chicago*, Portland, Phoenix, @Indiana*, Washington, Washington, Orlando*, Houston
New York Knicks: Atlanta, Toronto, Phoenix, Chicago, @Houston, @Memphis*, @Denver, @Phoenix, @LA Clippers, @LA Lakers, San Antonio, Charlotte, Boston