The Shoes That Won Last Night: Al Horford Soars Over Wizards, Gordon Hayward Quiets Denver, Iowa State Drops Iowa

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December 13

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It was all hoops yesterday as NBA Friday Night and a few NCAA games provided plenty of hardwood entertainment. Kicking things off, Al Horford led the Atlanta Hawks to a close win over Washington with a 34 point, 15 rebound double-double. In Denver, Utah’s Gordon Hayward turned in stellar numbers with 30 points, 13 rebounds, and 5 assists.

The double-doubles for didn’t end there, because Joakim Noah powered the Bulls with 21 points, 18 rebounds, and 5 assists of his own as Chicago picked up a 91-90 win over Milwaukee after a three from Mike Dunleavy. Elsewhere, Kevin Love continued his outstanding season with 42 points and 14 rebounds in Minnesota’s 110-117 loss to the Spurs.

In college action, the big game was No. 23 Iowa at No. 17 Iowa State. The Cyclones advanced to 8-0 with a 85-82 win, dropping Iowa to 10-2 and likely out of the Top 25.

All this, plus more of last night’s best ballers after the jump.

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Riley Jones is a freelance writer from Charlottesville, VA and a contributor to a Sneaker Report. With an unshakable affinity for basketball and all things ’90s, he can be found on Twitter @rchrstphr.