With Miami having already clinched the conference, the only sorting to be done in the SE Division for the rest of the year is whether Orlando or Charlotte finishes in last place.
Anyways, here’s how the team’s did this past week:
Miami Heat, 57-15, 1st, 4-1 for the week
Well, it had to end at some point. The Heat’s 27 game win streak came to an end this week in Chicago. The team had to fall flat at some point and it came at the hand of a Bulls team missing Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah. The Heat proceeded to thrash the Hornets and clinch the #1 overall seed in the East.
Atlanta Hawks, 40-33, 2nd, 2-2 for the week
The Hawks were on a road trip this whole week, and going 2-2 during it is not a bad thing at all. They’ll be looking to finish out the week strong in a game against the Magic. While regular season games aren’t perfect indicators for how a team will perform in the playoffs, it is a little disconcerting that the Hawks were unable to beat the Pacers and Celtics, who are both playoff teams. The Pacers were actually missing the majority of their starting lineup and the Hawks still lost.
Washington Wizards, 26-46 3rd, 1-3 for the week
The Wizards had a rough week going 1-2. However, John Wall is going ballistic to finish off this season, with an astoudning 47-7-8 performance against the Memphis Grizzlies. He also had a 35 point game against the Magic, and seems to be everything people thought he would be when he was selected #1 overall in the draft. With improved defense, improved scoring, and better control, John Wall is setting the league on fire.
Orlando Magic, 19-54, 4th, 1-2 for the week
Another streak came to a close this week. The Magic had an 8 game losing streak going into Friday’s game against the Wizards. They were able to knock off the Wizards behind a 30 point game from Tobias Harris, his 6th career scoring high he has set with the Magic this season.
Charlotte Bobcats, 17-54, 5th, 1-3 for the week
The Bobcats only win this week came against the Magic. Someone should tell them that when tanking you shouldn’t be beating the team that you’re battling for the worst record in the NBA with. The Bobcats Gerald Henderson continued his consistently great play for the Bobcats, including 34 points in their win against the Magic.