Atlanta's Al Horford Is Out for the Season With Torn Pectoral

Atlanta's Al Horford Is Out for the Season With Torn PectoralImage via USA Today Image

Hawks fans are a rare breed, but they exist, and they're probably reeling after the unfortunate news that followed right after triumph. Atlanta won in double-overtime against the Cavaliers as Kyrie Irving caught another victim (shoutouts to Jeff Teague for redeeming himself), but suffered a major loss. Center Al Horford will sit out the rest of the season with a torn right pectoral muscle, which was discovered in an MRI on Friday.

Atlanta may be a quick glance-over on the final scores list, but it's actually the best team in the East that's not the Pacers or Heat. The Hawks are third at 16-13, and Horford has led the team in points (18.6) and rebounds per game (8.4). It's a bit sad to see. Not watching the Nets on Christmas sad, but still.

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