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By Eddie Santiago

The Atlanta Hawks are among three teams vying for the eighth and final playoff seed in the East. (Kirby Lee/US Presswire) The Atlanta Hawks are among three teams vying for the eighth and final playoff seed in the East. (Kirby Lee/US Presswire)

The top 7 spots in the East playoffs are all but locked up. The race for eighth is there, between the Atlanta Hawks, New York Knicks, and a distant Cleveland Cavaliers team. The Hawks lead the Knicks by a game and Cavs by 3 games as of right now. Let’s break it down, and look at the schedules of each team.

The Hawks have been in a free fall as of late, pretty much all but conceding the playoffs. It seems as though they want to give away the last playoff spot, but yet they still own it thanks to a large proportion of ineptitude from the Knicks early on and poor scheduling lately. They won a key game last night against Cleveland extend their lead…

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