Two free throws by Al Horford with 0.6 seconds remaining gave the Atlanta Hawks a 101-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers in a hotly contested game at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Horford sank both free throws after a controversial flagrant foul was called on Blake Griffin, who collided with Horford while going for the block with both hands. Both Griffin and Horford were shaken up on the play, and remained laying on the floor for a few minutes.
The sour ending ruined what was shaping up to be a good night for the Clippers. They were down 14 points with 10 minutes remaining, but clawed their way back to take the lead late in the fourth quarter. The game featured 20 lead changes and 13 ties. Eric Bledsoe gave the Clippers their final lead with 11.5 seconds remaining by hitting a pair of free throws.
Baron Davis played one of his finest games of the season, leading the Clippers with 22 points and 13 assists. Davis scored 10 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter. Griffin added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the loss for the Clippers, who are now 3-16 on the road this season. The Clippers have lost five straight games away from Staples Center.
Jamal Crawford led Atlanta with 34 points in 37 minutes off the bench, hitting five (of 12) three-pointers. Eastern Conference All-Star Horford poured in 23 points and grabbed 12 boards for the Hawks. The Clippers next play in Miami Sunday morning against the Heat.
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