Have Hawks earned elite status in East?

PER Diem: Nov. 25, 2009

Updated: November 25, 2009, 12:15 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Josh SmithAP Photo/Gregory SmithJosh Smith seems to have finally realized his potential, leading the charge for Atlanta in its 11-3 start.

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