Robert Mayer-US PRESSWIRE
With the NBA season at the quarter-pole, it's a good time to take a look where your team is in the standings.
One of the biggest shocks comes in the Atlanta Hawks, who at 14-6 are tied with the aforementioned Heat for the Southeast Division lead. After losing Joe Johnson, many thought Atlanta would be an afterthought in the Eastern Conference, but that has certainly not been the case.
Another stunner has been the Golden State Warriors. Head coach Mark Jackson has the Warriors playing defense for the first time in recent memory, propelling them to a 15-8 record, only a 1.5 games behind the Los Angeles Clippers for the Pacific Division lead.