Feb 23, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT
The Hawks came from 10 points down late in the fourth quarter to get a nice road win over the Bucks on Saturday, and this play from Al Horford turned out to be the game-winner that sealed it.
Horford is the type of low-post player that really needs to be double-teamed, especially in a situation like this with the game hanging in the balance. Milwaukee chose to play him straight up, however, and Horford simply backed down his defender until he was close enough to bank home an easy hook shot from no more than three feet from the basket.
Monta Ellis had converted a driving layup over Josh Smith on the play before this one to give the Bucks a momentary lead, and he had a chance to win the game at the buzzer. But his fading jumper from 10 feet out went long off the iron, and the game landed in the win column for the Hawks.
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