Playoff Picture: Hawks clinch spot in postseason
The Hawks (41-38) have the longest active postseason streak in the Eastern Conference and the second-longest in the NBA behind the San Antonio Spurs, who have made the playoffs 20 years in a row.
Looking shaky at the beginning of the week, the Hawks bolstered their hopes with impressive wins on back-to-back nights over Boston and Cleveland, the two top teams in the East.
Atlanta faces the East-leading Cavaliers again on Sunday holding the No. 5 spot in the conference standings.
|Longest active playoff streaks||Years|
|San Antonio Spurs (20 seasons)||1998–2017|
|Atlanta Hawks (10 seasons)||2008–2017|
|Memphis Grizzlies (7 seasons)||2011–2017|
|L.A. Clippers (6 seasons)||2012–2017|
|Golden State Warriors (5 seasons)||2013–2017|
|Houston Rockets (5 seasons)||2013–2017|