NBA standings 2012: Celtics tied for second in Atlantic Division

Jared Wickerham

After Wednesday's win against the Washington Wizards, the Boston Celtics are currently tied for second in the Atlantic Division.

The Boston Celtics have won two consecutive games to push their record to 2-2. Right now in the Atlantic Division in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are 1.5 games behind the undefeated New York Knicks. The Celtics are also tied for second with the Philadelphia 76ers. The Brooklyn Nets are fourth in the division at 1-2 and the Toronto Raptors bring up the rear at 1-4.

In the other Eastern Conference divisions, the Chicago Bulls lead the Central Division with a 3-1 record. The Milwaukee Bucks trail the Bulls by a half-game with a 2-1 record. The Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers stand 1.5 games back with matching 2-3 records. The Detroit Pistons are last in the division with an 0-5 record.

In the Southeast Division, the Miami Heat (with a 4-1 record) lead the second place and 2-1 Atlanta Hawks, by one game. The Orlando Magic are 2-2, 1.5 games behind the Heat, the Charlotte Bobcats are two games back at 1-2 and the Washington Wizards are three games back at 0-3.

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