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.
Horford had 15 points (5-13 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes during Tuesday's 107-94 victory over the Cavaliers. Horford was crucial down the stretch as the Celtics were able to overcome an 11 point first-half deficit to go up 2-0 in their Eastern Conference Finals matchup. Horford was quiet for much of the game before coming alive in the fourth quarter to help the Celtics run away with the game. The series now moves to Cleveland on Saturday for Game Three and Horford will be looking to continue his impressive form of late as the C's look to snatch a win on the road.
Horford delivered 20 points (8-10 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six assists, four rebounds and two blocks across 27 minutes in Sunday's 108-83 ECF Game 1 home win over Cleveland. Horford's efficient shooting and crisp passing led a Celtics team that dominated Game 1. Coach Brad Stevens' game plan included isolating Big Al against Kevin Love down in the post, and the results were fantastic. Boston's switching defense frustrated Cleveland. Horford's ability to guard Kevin Love, LeBron James and various Cleveland guards led to two blocks for Horford and a poor 36 percent shooting from the Cavs. Horford will look for similar results on Tuesday night as he leads these young Celtics into Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals in Boston.
Horford produced 15 points (7-16 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 1-1 FT), eight rebounds, three assists and five steals across 39 minutes in Wednesday's 114-112 Game 5 win over the Sixers. Despite working with a roster decimated by injuries, Big Al has taken the Celtics back to the Eastern Conference Finals. Horford's methodical, post-up offense often quelled runs by the Sixers. And his five steals were a season high for the "point center". Horford continues to occasionally bring the ball up for a Boston team missing two of their three top point guards. After banging with Joel Embiid for five contests, Horford will have to change gears and chase Kevin Love around the three point arc throughout the upcoming Eastern Conference Finals, which start Sunday in Boston.
Horford generated 10 points (4-6 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 10 rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one steal across 35 minutes during Boston's 103-92 loss to the 76ers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference semifinal-round playoff series. Horford posted his second double-double of the series and fourth overall of the postseason. The veteran big man just managed to extend his streak of playoff double-digit scoring efforts to 11 games while also recording a trio of blocks for the second consecutive contest. Horford will look to boost his scoring contributions back up when the Celtics once again try for the series win in Wednesday's Game 5.
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