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PBT Extra: Al Horford deserves praise for Hawks’ game winner

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Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford reacts after hitting the game winning shot to beat the Wizards 82-81 in their Eastern Conference Semifinals game 5 on Tuesday, May 13, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP) MARIETTA DAILY OUT; GWINNETT DAILY POST OUT; LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; WXIA-TV OUT; WGCL-TV OUT


If Al Horford doesn’t make this play, all we’re talking about is why Dennis Schröder is the guy taking this shot.

But Horford deserves to become the man everyone is talking about thanks to his offensive rebound and putback — and I’m glad we’re talking about him. This is one of the most underrated players in the NBA stepping up.

The Atlanta Hawks have the advantage, but this feels like a Game 7 is coming.