We can essentially close the book on five of the NBA's six division races. Realistically, there's only one division race worth watching in the final month of the regular season: the Atlantic. The New York Knicks have been alone atop the division since Nov. 4, but a recent four-game losing streak has allowed the rival Brooklyn Nets to climb within a game of first place. And the Boston Celtics, who have dominated the Atlantic since 2007-08, are within striking distance of their sixth consecutive division championship, sitting 3½ games behind the Knicks.
So, with the help of 1,000 simulations of the remainder of the season, let's handicap each team's chances of winning the Atlantic.
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