Hawks’ Al Horford looks to drive against Cavaliers’ LeBron James in the Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 on Sunday, May 24, 2015, in Cleveland. Curtis Compton / ccompton@ajc.com
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Photo: Curtis Compton

No additional discipline for Horford

Horford was assessed the foul with 34.3 seconds remaining in the second quarter when he got tangled up with the Cavaliers’ Matthew Dellavedova. Horford delivered an elbow that was above the shoulders, according to lead official Ken Mauer. Dellavedova hit Horford near his knees while on ground, prompting the Horford reaction. Dellavedova was assessed a technical foul on the play.

The NBA reviews all flagrant fouls and maintains the right to impose a fine and/or suspension upon any player who commits such a foul at any time during the playoffs. The foul will not be downgraded.

“I think the league will do their due diligence,” Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said earlier in the day of the review process. “I think they always, by in large, make good decisions and fair and equitable and take everything into account – what a great player and person and all the things Al has done over his career. I think we are confident in the league’s process and due diligence.”

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