Horford scored 10 points (5-10 FG, 0-2 3Pt) while adding 11 rebounds, four assists, four steals and a block in 30 minutes during Saturday's 105-103 loss to the Magic. The double-double was his fourth of the season, while the steals were a season high for the veteran center. Horford's overall numbers continue to slide, which isn't a big surprise for a 32-year-old with a decade-plus of battling in the paint behind him, but he's still capable of providing useful fantasy production.
Horford's minutes restriction has been pushed up to 30 minutes, John Karalis of MassLive.com reports. Horford has been back for 10 games since a seven-game absence as a result of knee tendinitis. He's averaging 23.4 minutes across those contests, and he's played 25 or more minutes just three times. However, the medical staff seems to believe the veteran can handle more run, as Horford has been cleared to play at least 30 minutes moving forward. In the 16 games Horford has seen 30-plus minutes this season, he's averaging 12.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 1.6 blocks while shooting 46.3 percent from the field.
Horford will have his minutes closely monitored Friday night against Dallas, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports. Horford was held to 23 minutes in Wednesday's contest, and he should see around the same amount of playing time if not a few more minutes Friday in an effort to ease the big man back into action. He figures to once again draw the start at center despite his restriction.
Horford had 15 points (7-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt), five rebounds, four assists, and two blocks in 23 minutes during Wednesday's 115-102 win over the Timberwolves. Horford was expected to remain on a minutes restriction in this his sixth game back from the sore knee that sidelined him for seven contests. Nevertheless, this is the second time since he returned that he has earned at least 30 minutes, with this being the most playing time he has seen since Dec. 1. Horford remains one of the most well-rounded big men in the league, making him especially valuable in category scoring formats.
Horford will remain on a minutes restriction Wednesday against Minnesota, Scott Souza of the Providence Journal reports. While this will be Horford's sixth game back since missing eight games with a sore knee, the Celtics will continue keeping an eye on his minutes. Lately, that's mean capping the big man in the mid-20s. He's played 25, 23, 24, 30 and 19 minutes, respectively, over his last five games.
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