Ford's injury came on an unusual play for him

Originally Published: December 12, 2007
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider

ATLANTA -- It had been a maestro performance by T.J. Ford. And to cap it off, he was going to flip in a sweet reverse layup that would be the icing on the cake in Toronto's impressive 100-88 road win over the Hawks.

In a moment, that all changed. Ford had stolen the ball and was ahead of Atlanta' s Al Horford on a breakaway, but slowed down and went for the reverse to cut off Horford's angle on the block. When Horford reached out for the ball and instead hit Ford's face, Ford lurched ...

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