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15 Al Horford C
Height/Weight: 6-10/250 | Birthdate: 6/3/1986 | Birthplace: San Felipe de Puerto Plata, Puer | Team: Atlanta Hawks | College: Florida | NBA Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 99/82 | Average Draft Position: 35.20
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Hawks to sit starters for rest Saturday in Charlotte


(3/28/2015) With the top seed in the Eastern Conference wrapped up, the Hawks will not play their starting five on Saturday in order to rest them, reports the Atlanta Journal Constitutional

Forwards Paul Millsap and DeMarre Carroll, guard Kyle Korver and center Al Horford will sit out Saturday's game in Charlotte.

Starting guard Jeff Teague is already out with a left ankle sprain.

It's expected that backups John Jenkins, Mike Muscala and Elton Brand will get the start tonight.


Hawks C Al Horford working way out of slump


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(3/27/2015) Hawks center Al Horford has slowed down a bit from the All-Star pace he put up in the first half of the season, but feels confident that he can find his touch again, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Horford was shooting more than 54 percent prior to the break, but in the second half of the season, his FG percentage has dipped down to 46.5 percent and seen his points average fall to 12.8 points. 

"The thing is, my shots have been feeling good," Horford said. "For some reason, they just aren’t going. I’m going to stay aggressive and do what I do. I know everything will be fine."


Report: Hawks to rest Al Horford, Kyle Korver on Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(3/15/2015) With rest more important than wins at this stage, the Hawks will sit out Al Horford and Kyle Korver for Monday's game at Sacramento, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

With the Hawks also playing Sunday in Los Angeles, the team does not want to overextend its starters. Elton Brand and Kent Bazemore should benefit from the lineup change.


Al Horford leads Hawks in points, rebounds


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Al Horford led the Hawks in points and rebounds in Friday's 106-97 win over the Cavaliers on Friday. 

Horford scored 19 points on seven-of-12 shooting. He added nine rebounds and six assists. 

Horford scored nine with four boards and four assists in the first quarter, as the Hawks jumped out to a 17-point lead. 

The Hawks next play at the 76ers on Saturday.


Hawks to rest Al Horford on Saturday


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/28/2015) The Hawks announced that Al Horford didn't make the trip to Miami for Saturday's game against the Heat. 

The game is the second game of a back-to-back and the third game in four nights for the Hawks, so the team is giving several key players the night off. 

Horford played 31 minutes on Friday. He's averaging 15.4 points and 7.6 rebounds this season. The Hawks are five-point favorites on the road. 


Hawks' Al Horford doubles up on the Celtics on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/11/2015) Hawks center Al Horford posted a double-double on Wednesday against the Celtics.

Horford shot 11-15 from the field. He was unable to get to the free throw line, finishing with 22 points. Horford was active on the boards, pulling down 12 rebounds. Eleven of those came on the defensive side of the court. He also added three assists.  


Hawks center Al Horford scores 28 points in win Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/9/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored 28 points on 11 of 18 shooting from the field and grabbed eight rebounds in Atlanta's 117-105 win over the Timberwolves Monday.

It was his highest scoring game of the season and the third time in Horford's last six games he has scored at least 20 points.

"Whether it was Dennis (Schroder), Jeff (Teague) or Paul, they were finding me and contrary to last night the shots were falling," said Horford.

He added three assists and two blocks to his totals.


Hawks center Al Horford doubles up Warriors in win Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(2/6/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored 12 points on 4 of 10 shooting from the field and grabbed 14 rebounds in Atlanta's 124-116 win over the Warriors Friday. It was Horford's third double-double in his last four games and 11th of the season. 

He also dished out six assists and added one steal on the night. He and the Hawks will look to keep rolling Sunday against the Grizzlies.


Hawks' Al Horford records double-double in win over Wizards


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(2/4/2015) Haws center Al Horford scored 21 points to help guide the Hawks to a 105-96 victory over the Wizards on Wednesday.

Horford shot 10 of 24 from the field and grabbed 13 rebounds to record a double-double. He also added two assists, one steal and one block.


Al Horford doubles up vs. 76ers, Hawks win 19th straight


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/31/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored a team-high 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting while hauling in 11 rebounds in his team's 91-85 win over the 76ers Saturday.

Horford picked up his third double-double in his last five games while tallying four assists and three blocks in 33 minutes.

''Al made a lot of big plays,'' Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game, per the Associated Press. ''When the game got tight, defensively he went to the boards.''

With the win, the Hawks push their NBA-best winning streak to 19 games and finish the month of January with a 17-0 record. The Hawks are also a remarkable 33-2 since Thanksgiving. The team will look for a 20th straight win Monday against the Pelicans in New Orleans.


NBA All-Star reserves selected


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/29/2015) The reserves for both the Eastern Conference and Western Conference All-Star squads were announced Thursday.

In the East, Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, Bulls guard Jimmy Butler, Heat guard Dwyane Wade, Hawks guard Jeff Teague, Hawks forward Paul Millsap, Heat forward Chris Bosh and Hawks center Al Horford were selected to the All-Star team.

In the West, Rockets guard James Harden, Warriors guard Klay Thompson, Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, Clippers guard Chris Paul, Thunder forward Kevin Durant, Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge and Spurs forward Tim Duncan were named All-Star reserves.

The 2015 NBA All-Star Game will be played in New York City's Madison Square Garden on Feb. 15.


Hawks C Al Horford doubles up vs. Nets Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/28/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored 20 points on 10 of 13 shooting while hauling in 10 rebounds in his team's 113-102 win over the Nets Wednesday,

Horford has been a key part in the Hawks extending their winning streak to 17 games, making a stunning 74.1 percent of his shots in his last eight appearances. The double-double was just his eighth of the season but his fourth in the month of January. Horford also kicked in five assists in his 33 minutes of action Wednesday. The Hawks will look for an 18th straight win Friday against the Blazers.


Hawks C Al Horford scores team-high 22 vs. Raptors


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored a team-high 22 points on 8 of 8 shooting from the field and 6 of 7 shooting from the free-throw line in his team's 110-89 win over the Raptors Friday.

All five Hawks starters scored in double digits Friday, with Horford delivering his first perfect shooting performance of the season in the win, his team's 11th straight.

''I feel like we have very good rhythm right now,'' Horford said after the game, per the Associated Press. ''I feel like all the pieces are starting to come together, we're starting to figure each other out and how to play together. That's why (we're having) the success.''

Horford also tallied five rebounds, five assists and one block in 28 minutes. The Hawks will look for their 12th straight win Saturday against the Bulls.


Hawks to be at full strength Friday against the Raptors


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2015) The Hawks are set to return all of their normal starters to the lineup Friday, coach Mike Budenholzer said Friday. Jeff Teague, Kyle Korver, DeMarre Carroll, Paul Millsap and Al Horford will be the starting lineup after each missed one of the two games Atlanta played this week.

The Hawks are currently 1-point favorites in Toronto Friday.


Report: Hawks rest Kyle Korver, Al Horford Wednesday vs. Celtics


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/14/2015) The Hawks will rest small forward Kyle Korver and center Al Horford Wednesday, and neither player will dress for the team's game against the Celtics, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Korver and Horford were the only two of the team's regular starters to play Tuesday, and both players will now receive a day of rest one game later. Atlanta is a 7-point favorite in Boston Wednesday.


Hawks C Al Horford delivers first career triple-double Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(1/13/2015) Hawks center Al Horford recorded his first career triple-double Tuesday, scoring a team-high 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting while racking up 10 rebounds and a season-high 10 assists in his team's 105-87 win over the 76ers.

Horford was one of just two of Atlanta's regular starters to play in the blowout win, allowing him to match his career high in assists while turning in a milestone performance. He played 29 minutes and blocked one shot as well. The Hawks will look for a 10th straight win Wednesday in Boston.


Hawks' center Al Horford doubles up Pistons in win Friday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/9/2015) Hawks center Al Horford scored 19 points on 9 of 21 shooting and pulled down a season-high 16 rebounds in Atlanta's 106-103 win over the Pistons Friday. 

It was Horford's fifth double-double of the year. He had only surpassed 10 rebounds one other time this season, when he had 13 opening night against the Raptors. Horford added four assists and one block to his totals.


Hawks list Carroll, Horford as active for Friday's game against Utah


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(1/2/2015) The Hawks have listed both center Al Horford and small forward DeMarre Carroll as active for Friday's game against the Jazz, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Horford missed Tuesday's game against the Cavs after falling ill moments before tipoff. He was originally said to still be available, but never entered the game. He is averaging 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in 30 games this year.

Carroll was unable to practice Thursday due to dehydration. He is averaging 11.5 points and 5.7 rebounds in 27 games.

The Hawks are 4 1/2-point favorites in Utah Friday.


Hawks' Horford able to practice in full, still probable for Friday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/1/2015) Hawks center Al Horford (illness) was a full participant in practice Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He is considered probable for Friday's game at Utah.

"I’m doing better," Horford said. "I was battling with a cold or flu for a couple of weeks. I thought I was past it. I just started feeling real bad before the game, kind of like vertigo. At that point, we shut it down."

The Hawks are 5-point favorites over the Jazz. Horford averaged a season-best 15.7 points in 15 December games.


Report: Hawks' Al Horford listed as probable for Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) After missing Tuesday’s game against the Cavaliers because of an illness, Hawks center Al Horford is listed as probable for Friday’s game at Utah, reports Yahoo Sports.

In 30 games, Horford is averaging 14.6 points and 6.5 rebounds.


Hawks center Al Horford not in starting lineup with illness


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/30/2014) Hawks center Al Horford was all set to play and start Tuesday against the Cavaliers, but was a late scratch from the starting lineup due to flu-like symptoms. He was not announced as out of the starting lineup until moments before tipoff.

The Hawks announced he will not play in the game. Backup center Pero Antic started in his place. 


Hawks' Al Horford doubles up on the Bulls


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/15/2014) Hawks center Al Horford posted a double-double on Monday against the Bulls.

Horford shot 10-19 from the field, including one free throw. He finished with 21 points. Horford was also active on the boards, coming up with 10 rebounds. He dished out six assists and added two steals as well. 


Hawks C Al Horford pours in a season-high 25 at Indy


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(12/8/2014) Hawks center Al Horford scored a season-high 25 points on 9-of-18 shooting in Monday's 108-92 win at Indiana. Horford made all six of his free throws and his only 3-point try.

Horford added eight rebounds, three blocks, three assists and a steal. He'll play the 76ers on Wednesday.


Hawks' Al Horford leads the way in loss


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Hawks center Al Horford lead the way in the team's loss Friday night.

Horford shot 11-16 from the field. He also managed to hit two free throws. Horford also pulled down 10 rebounds and was credited with two assists. He scored a team-high 24 points in the loss. 


Hawks C Al Horford doubles up in season opener


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/29/2014) Hawks center Al Horford scored 12 points on 6 of 15 shooting while grabbing 13 rebounds in his team's 109-102 loss to the Raptors in Wednesday's regular-season opener.

Horford and the rest of the Atlanta starters each played at least 30 minutes and scored 10 points in the game. The center added three assists, three blocks and one steal in his 31 minutes of action.

"It's great to have Al back," coach Mike Budenholzer said after the game. "Particularly in the second half, he had a big impact. I think he's going to continue to improve and get more comfortable offensively."

The Hawks' next test comes Saturday against the Pacers.