Atlanta Hawks, Phoenix Suns: The NBA’s Top Contenders and Pretenders

November 22nd, 2009 by Brandon Ribak Leave a reply »
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There really is nothing better then when your favorite team exceeds expectations during the regular season.

Teams such as the Atlanta Hawks and the Phoenix Suns have absolutely shined thus far, ranking at the cream of the crop in both conferences.

But with such great success rises a crucial question, will these teams be able to extend their hot streak throughout the entire season?

NBA Primetime breaks down the Top Three Contenders and Pretenders in the NBA and explains why three organizations will ultimately continue their scorching tear on the season and why the other three will fizzle down within the next few weeks.


Top Three Contenders  

1. Atlanta Hawks (11-3, .786)—first in East

Atlanta is clearly the hottest team in the league right now with an 11-3 overall record on the season.

With big victories against the Celtics (in Boston), the Nuggets, and the Blazers (twice), the Hawks are obviously a legitamite team this season.

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