Al Horford ruled out for first round of playoffs for Atlanta Hawks

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ATLANTA — Al Horford had hoped to give the Atlanta Hawks a boost in the playoffs. Now he knows that won’t be possible, at least not in the opening round.

The All-Star center said Wednesday he’s definitely out for the best-of-seven series against Boston, which begins this weekend. The Hawks will get home-court if they win their regular-season finale tonight against Dallas, or if the Celtics lose their last game to Milwaukee.

BULLS 92, PACERS 87

In Indianapolis, Kyle Korver scored 20 points to help Chicago inch closer to claiming the top overall seed in the playoffs.

The Bulls need a win over Cleveland tonight or a loss by San Antonio to clinch the top seed.

NUGGETS 106, THUNDER 101

In Oklahoma City, Ty Lawson scored 25 points and Denver ensured it won’t be the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

76ERS 90, BUCKS 85

In Milwaukee, Evan Turner scored 29 points and Philadelphia got a win while resting some key players for the playoffs.

WIZARDS 96, CAVALIERS 85

In Cleveland, John Wall had 21 points and 13 assists as Washington won its fifth in a row.

MAGIC 102, BOBCATS 95

In Charlotte, N.C., J.J. Redick scored 31 points as Orlando clinched sixth place in the Eastern Conference and handed the Bobcats their 22nd consecutive loss.

L.A. Clippers at New York, 8 p.m.


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