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2012 NBA Standings, Eastern Conference: Boston Celtics Still Lead Philadelphia 76ers By Three Games

With their 115-107 victory against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics remain three games ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers in the Atlantic Division.

It's still possible for the Celtics to catch the Indiana Pacers for the Eastern Conference's third seed, but for now they rest in the fourth slot due to their hold on the division. The Celtics are actually one game behind the current No. 5 seed Atlanta Hawks and one-half game behind the No. 6 Orlando Magic.

With nine games remaining, the Celtics would need a Boston Red Sox-worthy collapse to fall out of the playoffs. They lead the No. seed Milwaukee Bucks by five games.

The full 2012 Eastern Conference NBA standings follow:


Eastern Standings

GP W-L PCT
Chicago Bulls 58 44-14 .759
Miami Heat 56 40-16 .714
Indiana Pacers 57 35-22 .614
Boston Celtics 57 33-24 .579
Atlanta Hawks 57 34-23 .596
Orlando Magic 58 34-24 .586
Philadelphia 76ers 57 30-27 .526
New York Knicks 57 29-28 .509
Milwaukee Bucks 57 28-29 .491
Detroit Pistons 57 21-36 .368
New Jersey Nets 59 21-38 .356
Cleveland Cavaliers 55 19-36 .345
Toronto Raptors 58 20-38 .345
Washington Wizards 58 14-44 .241
Charlotte Bobcats 56 7-49 .125

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