Horford's late follow gives Hawks 82-81 Game 5 win over Wizards

AP Sports Writer

Paul Pierce, who made a buzzer-beating winner in Game 3, appeared to have doomed the Hawks again when his 3-pointer from the corner gave the Wizards an 81-80 lead with 8.3 seconds left. Wall, playing for the first time since Game 1 after fracturing several bones in his left hand, fell to the court in celebration. Pierce taunted the Hawks bench and home crowd on his way back down the court.

But Atlanta had one more chance.

But Horford snatched the ball away from Nene, who tumbled to the court. Uncontested, the Hawks center put in the winner.

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