Dec 4, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers shooting guard Willie Green (34) shoots a basket over Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) in the first quarter at Philips Arena. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers at Hawks: Al Horford takes a shot from Blake Griffin (GIF)

Atlanta Hawks’ big Al Horford is in the middle of a fantastic game against the Los Angeles Clippers and the Hawks hold a large late lead. Although Horford has to be happy with his play on Wednesday night, it hasn’t all gone well. Despite scoring 21 points and pulling down nine rebounds, Horford ran into some trouble towards the end of the game.

Hawks’ forward Kyle Korver threw the ball down to big man Paul Millsap. Millsap quickly found a streaking Horford on a beautiful no look pass and it looked like Horford was going to get an easy bucket. However, Clippers’ power forward Blake Griffin came over Horford’s back and hit Horford in the face. Horford grimaced and covered his eyes, apparently after being hit there.

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On the season, Horford is averaging 17.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.7 blocks and 1.1 steals per game and he could be on his way to another all-star game.

Despite committing the foul, Griffin has also had a very nice night, going for 24 points, seven rebounds and four assists.


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