Horford provided 17 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds, three assists and one steal across 40 minutes in Sunday's 87-79 ECF Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers. Big Al was hot in the first half, scoring 14 points from from 6-for-7 shooting. But a refocused Cavalier defense shut down Horford in the second half, forcing younger Celtics to attempt deep jumpers. Cleveland's strategy worked as Boston shot only 34 percent from the field. This post season, Horford was the lone veteran leader on a Celtic squad missing Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward. He'll return next year to a star studded roster with championship expectations.
Horford totaled just six points (2-8 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 2-4 FT), nine rebounds, four assists and one block in 37 minutes during Friday's 109-99 loss to Cleveland. Horford was a no-show Friday as the Celtics were unable to secure the series, now having to travel home for a Game Seven on Sunday. Horford, along with a number of other Celtics, has been much better on his home floor and he is going to need to keep this trend going if they are to advance to the NBA Finals. Look for Horford to be much better on both ends of the floor in what should be an epic finale for what has been a topsy-turvy series.
Horford had 15 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 6-6 FT), 12 rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes during Wednesday's 96-83 victory over Cleveland. After a couple of howlers, Horford bounced back on Wednesday, helping the Celtics to an important Game 5 victory. His numbers don't jump off the page but he was big late with some crucial rebounds and a dagger three-pointer late in the fourth quarter. The series now heads back to Cleveland and the Celtics would love to wrap things up rather than head home for a Game Seven. Horford will need to rally the young troops in the hope they can find some form on the road, something they have struggled to do so far this series.
Horford tallied 15 points (5-13 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 4-4 FT), seven rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 41 minutes during Monday's 111-102 loss to Cleveland. Horford was improved in his Game Four performance but still underwhelmed as the Celtics lost their second consecutive game. He was well contained by Tristan Thompson and will certainly need to get his mojo back in Game Five on Wednesday if the Celtics are to keep their home winning record alive.
Horford produced just seven points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds and four assists in 29 minutes during Saturday's 116-86 loss to Boston. Horford was well contained from the opening minutes, attempting just four field goals for the entire game. Horford has been a key member of the Celtics success over the past month and this was hopefully an outlier rather than a trend. Game Four is in Cleveland on Monday and Horford will certainly need to be better if the Celtics are to try and snatch the victory and head home with a 3-1 lead.
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