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Atlanta Hawks Vs. Washington Wizards: Al Horford Will Miss Tonight's Game With Back Injury

Hawks PR man Arthur Triche confirmed a few minutes ago via Twitter that Al Horford will miss tonight’s game with a back injury that he sustained at the end of last night’s game.

@al_horford will NOT play vs. Washington. #Hawks

Horford was injured last night on a drive when he fell hard to the floor after being fouled by Clippers rookie Blake Griffin. Horford was on the floor in pain for several minutes before getting to his feet long enough to sink the two game winning free throws. Horford limped off the floor afterwards and will not play tonight.

Without Horford in the lineup, expect Jason Collins to possibly get another start while being flanked by forwards Josh Smith and Marvin Williams. Another option for coach Larry Drew would be to go with reserve big man Zaza Pachulia as a starter instead of Collins.

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