D's still the difference

The Hawks' learning curve under Terry Stotts could earn them a passing grade for the playoffs.

Originally Published: October 8, 2003
By Joe Lago | ESPN.com
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 Atlanta Hawks.

Best Case Scenario
For the Hawks to sneak into the playoffs in the East for first time since 1999, three things need to happen.