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Horford, Hawks aim to keep playoff streak alive
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Atlanta Hawks forward Al Horford (15) drives between Charlotte Hornets' Bismack Biyombo (8), right, and Cody Zeller (40) during the first half of an NBA pre-season basketball game Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) - photo by Associated Press
ATLANTA — The team with the Eastern Conference's longest active streak of playoff appearances has a new problem: Mike Budenholzer doesn't know how to find playing time for so many healthy Hawks. Atlanta made its seventh straight playoff appearance in Budenholzer's debut as coach despite a series of injuries. Al Horford missed more than half the season and for a time the Hawks were without their top three centers.