The Cavaliers are interested in a star power forward who's ready to help them win right away. But should it be Al Horford they have their eye on?
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According to reports, Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford is out indefinitely after
Last night the Atlanta Hawks took on the visiting Washington Wizards and were looking to get a win to keep themselves above .500.
Thanks almost single-handedly to Al Horford, they did just that, beating
Resume: 17.4 points (career best), 10.2 rebounds (8th in league, career best), 3.2 assists, 1.1 steals (career best), 1.1 blocks, 37.2 minutes (career best), 43 double-doubles (6th in league),
[caption id="attachment_4098" align="alignright" width="199"] May 6, 2012; Boston, MA USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) drives the ball to the basket against the Boston Celtics in the second quarter
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Being a GM in the NBA has GOT to be one of the most thankless jobs ever.
San Antonio Spurs at Atlanta Hawks — 8 PM eastern, telecast on ESPN
I recommend for today an interconference matchup between the Spurs and Hawks. The Spurs have been playing well of late, winning eight of their last ten games, but face a very dangerous Hawks team featuring premiere scorer Joe Johnson, two promising bigs in Josh Smith and Al Horford, and sixth man of the year candidate Jamal Crawford. San Antonio counters with perennial all-star and future hall-of-famer Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, and Manu Ginobili.
Atlanta currently holds fourth place in the east, tied with Boston in the loss column and only percentage points behind for third place. San Antonio, given its strong play of late, appears to have a solid grip on a playoff spot, five-and-a-half games ahead of ninth-place Memphis in the West.
The Spurs won the only other game these two played earlier in the season on January 27, 105-90. Duncan had a mammoth of a game, amassing 21 points, 27 boards, and 7 assists. Johnson lead the Hawks with 31 points.
In a game like this in which the talent level is fairly equal, I look for the team who needs it more to come out on top down the stretch like this. Expect a win from Atlanta with another strong showing from Johnson and a solid effort up front from Smith