Atlanta Hawks


The most amazing part of the Eastern Conference starts at the top. It's not that the Atlanta Hawks (47-12) are in first place. It's that they lead all others by at least 10 games.


That the Wizards, coming off an eight-day vacation after the All-Star break, could turn in such a clunker at home against a conference rival is stunning.


Against another top team in the East, the Wizards again have lost their grip on a head-to-head matchup that could heavily impact the postseason seedings with Friday's 127-89 loss to the Cleveland


NEW YORK -- In took 37 minutes, and the greatness of Magic Johnson exactly 31 years ago, to achieve an All-Star record that John Wall will try to eclipse tonight.