Al Horford changes the dynamics at both ends. You’ll notice that Boston, which prides itself on playing D, couldn’t stop Horford in the final 2 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter of Game 5. He scored the go-ahead-for-good hoop off a pick-and-roll with Jeff Teague — surely a called play out of a timeout — and made a tough hook over Kevin Garnett and Brandon Bass to put the Hawks up four. And you had to notice that Horford’s slipping of Garnett’s screen forced Rajon Rondo to dribble into the corner on the final sequence, whereupon he lost the ball. Would all the folks who picked the Celtics to win this series have made the same choice if they’d known Horfy would be back?
That's one of 3 reasons Mark Bradley thinks the Hawks can win. And while it's entire possible the Hawks CAN win… they won't. This is going the Celtics way and it's going their way by double digits. Book it.
Then we all become Bulls fans again and hope they can extend the series and give the Celtics about 4 days rest.