The Miami Heat lost a game on the Atlanta Hawks after the defending champions fell to the Detroit Pistons, 109-99, on Friday night in the Motor City.
Atlanta got past the Cleveland Cavaliers, 102-94, to pull to within two games of the division-leading Heat. Those are the only two teams currently in the mix in the NBA's Southeast division, as the Orlando Magic lost their fourth straight game, a disappointing 105-97 defeat at the hands of the Washington Wizards, and have fallen to nine games behind Miami.
Although they lost their 17th straight game on Friday, the Charlotte Bobcats have still been able to remain out of the cellar, sitting two games in front of the 4-23 Wizards.
Here are the full Southeast division standings: