Tonight, the two top teams in the NBA’s southeast division will square off from AmericanAirlines Arena as the 7-3 Miami Heat host the 6-4 Atlanta Hawks. Both teams are undefeated in divison match-ups thus far and come into tonight’s game on win streaks, as the Heat look for the fourth straight W and the Hawks will try to keep their two game run alive. Most fans expected Miami’s Big Three to dominate as usual, but the Hawks have been especially impressive this season due in large part to the combination of point guard Jeff Teague and big man Al Horford. Both Teague and Horford will have to keep up their efficient play if they hope to knock off the defending NBA champions.
Al Horford is currently in his sixth NBA season, and the forward/center has gained a reputation as one of the game’s best all-around big men. On this day last year, he powered the Hawks to a win over another team from Florida, the Orlando Magic. Al Horford dominated the paint with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3assists, and a steal as Atlanta picked up a 81-72 home win.
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