ATLANTA — With his Hawks trailing the Chicago Bulls 14-0 after missing their first seven shots, coach Larry Drew called a timeout and “just told the guys we were all right.”
Al Horford then showed he was better than that, delivering one of the best games of his career to lead a comeback that wasn’t complete until the final minute.
Horford matched his career high with 31 points, including a jam with 29 seconds remaining to give Atlanta its first lead, and the Hawks beat the Bulls 83-80 on Wednesday night.
“We’re a different team from earlier this year,” Horford said. “I liked the fight I saw tonight. Shots weren’t going in and we kept playing. This team has a lot of heart.”