Al Horford out vs. Blazers

Updated: March 12, 2011, 7:13 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- Hawks center Al Horford is sidelined with a sore left ankle and will not play Saturday night against Portland.

Al Horford
Horford

Horford played 40 minutes but finished with just six points and no offensive rebounds in Atlanta's 94-76 loss Friday at Chicago.

Hawks coach Larry Drew said the two-time All-Star rolled his ankle during the game. Horford, a former No. 3 overall pick, is averaging 15.9 points and 9.8 rebounds. He is listed as day-to-day.

Atlanta has lost four straight and five of six.

Zaza Pachulia will make his fourth start of the season in Horford's place.


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