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CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
Celtics Practice Report: Preparing for Game 7 (video)

Celtics Practice Report: Preparing for Game 7 (video)

We heard from Brad Stevens and Al Horford this morning, less than 12 hours before Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. WALTHAM - The Boston Celtics held shootaround on Sunday morning, less than 12 hours before Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals tips off. Brad Stevens and Al Horford spoke to the media beforehand, discussing the team’s preparations for tonight’s matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Stevens talked about the team’s mindset heading into Game 7, saying that you have to be loose. “If you don’t have fun with this, why are you here?... How much fun is it to...
CelticsBlog 11 hours ago
In LeBron’s twilight, the Celtics’ youth have turned into bright stars

In LeBron’s twilight, the Celtics’ youth have turned into bright stars

The Eastern Conference Finals has come down to a Game 7 for the ages, pitting one of the greatest of all time against a resurgent franchise fueled by youth. There have been so many subplots, strategy tweaks, lineup adjustments, and mini-dramas in these Eastern Conference Finals. Old dogs like JR Smith and Marcus Morris have barked at each other. Former teammates Kyle Korver and Al Horford have flexed their corporate knowledge after hundreds of games and dozens of playoff battles with and against each other. The praise for boy genius Brad Stevens has morphed into a media backlash over the...
ClutchPoints 21 hours ago
Brad Stevens won’t throw Al Horford under the bus after Game 6 loss

Brad Stevens won’t throw Al Horford under the bus after Game 6 loss

The Boston Celtics have struggled on the road this postseason. Against the Cleveland Cavaliers, they really haven’t had a chance in any of the games away from TD Garden. In Game 6, the whole team struggled, but Al Horford, their veteran leader, was nearly invisible for most of the evening.  Horford played 37 minutes and all […] The post Brad Stevens won’t throw Al Horford under the bus after Game 6 loss appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog May 26, 2018
Horford, Irving among All-NBA Team top snubs

Horford, Irving among All-NBA Team top snubs

The Boston Celtics are the first 2-seed to not have an All-NBA selection since the 2007-2008 Detroit Pistons. Kyrie Irving and Al Horford were two of the top vote-getters to be left off of the 2017-2018 All-NBA Teams. This is the first time since the 2007-2008 Detroit Pistons that a number two seeded team failed to have a player named to the All-NBA honors. According to yesterday’s official release from the NBA, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jimmy Butler grabbed the final backcourt spot with 81 total votes. Irving (42 votes) and Houston’s Chris Paul (54) were the top receiving guards...
CelticsBlog May 24, 2018
The art of switching: how a change in the starting lineup helped the Celtics’ defense win Game 5

The art of switching: how a change in the starting lineup helped the Celtics’ defense win Game 5

How did the Celtics slow down LeBron James in Game 5? Replace Marcus Morris, the defender who’s found the most so far, with Aron Baynes in the starting lineup of course. On the eve of Game 5, Al Horford was named to the 2nd All-Defensive Team. In typical all-for-one and Al-for-all, he deflected the attention and instead Horford shifted the praise to his teammates, Marcus Smart and Aron Baynes, stating that they deserved to be recognized for their defensive contributions on the best defensive team in the NBA. Brad Stevens echoed those sentiments. Hours later, it was that of Smart and...
NESN.com May 24, 2018
Al Horford Gives Perfect Explanation For Celtics’ Home Dominance In Playoffs

Al Horford Gives Perfect Explanation For Celtics’ Home Dominance In Playoffs

BOSTON — Ten and zero. That’s all you need to say about the Boston Celtics’ dominance on the parquet floor... Read More »
www.bostonherald.com May 24, 2018
Celtics notebook: Al Horford shares in his NBA All-Defensive Team honor with teammates

Celtics notebook: Al Horford shares in his NBA All-Defensive Team honor with teammates

Al Horford’s move to the Celtics not only enabled the center to stretch his offense, it diversified his defense as well, to the point where there may not be a position right now that he can’t guard.As a tribute to that defensive growth, Horford was named to his first NBA All-Defensive team yesterday, making the second unit. But as one of the most team-oriented leaders in the NBA, Horford wanted to share the credit.“It’s a great honor, but I just think it defines the success that we’ve had as a team defensively,” he said before Game 5 last night against Cavs at the Garden. “I...
The Denver Post May 23, 2018
Celtics beat Cavaliers in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Celtics beat Cavaliers in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Rookie Jayson Tatum had 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 on Wednesday night and take a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference finals.
The Republican May 23, 2018
Boston Celtics' Al Horford on Marcus Smart's All-Defense snub: 'He should have been on there'

Boston Celtics' Al Horford on Marcus Smart's All-Defense snub: 'He should have been on there'

Boston Celtics big man Al Horford believes Marcus Smart should have been on the All-Defense team.
NESN.com May 23, 2018
Brad Stevens Praises Al Horford As ‘Anchor’ Of Celtics’ Elite Defense

Brad Stevens Praises Al Horford As ‘Anchor’ Of Celtics’ Elite Defense

BOSTON — Al Horford was the backbone of the Boston Celtics’ defense this season, a unit that ranked the No.... Read More »
CelticsBlog May 23, 2018
Should the Celtics feed Aron Baynes more minutes in game 5?

Should the Celtics feed Aron Baynes more minutes in game 5?

Nothing Aron Baynes did in game four was pretty, but in short time he sparked some momentum with switch stops and offensive rebounds. Could his size counteract Tristan Thompson’s recent success? In 16 minutes against the Cavaliers in Monday’s loss, Aron Baynes hauled in five offensive rebounds. The last one hit his palms by surprise, bouncing off an abundance of players piled in the post. As he froze, like someone catching a stack of cash that fell out of the sky in disbelief, Al Horford pointed his finger toward the rim as if he was guiding Baynes to the hole in the backyard to bury...
CelticsBlog May 23, 2018
CelticsBlog Pod 40: How does Boston escape LeBron switches on Rozier?

CelticsBlog Pod 40: How does Boston escape LeBron switches on Rozier?

LeBron shot a perfect 4/4 on Rozier with nine points in a game that the Celtics lost by nine. Other elements plagued the Celtics in Cleveland, but none were more glaring. How’s Boston adjust? Jared Weiss of The Athletic weighs in. LeBron James threw Celtics fans into a spin cycle over the course of two games of methodical picks, forcing him primary defender off the ball and forcing 6’2” Terry Rozier to defend him. The repeated carnage resulted in 4-for-4 shooting and nine points for James in a series-tying game four win by the Cavaliers. Al Horford said Boston trusts Rozier in...
The Republican May 23, 2018
Boston Celtics news: Al Horford named to All-Defense second team, Marcus Smart & Jaylen Brown receive votes

Boston Celtics news: Al Horford named to All-Defense second team, Marcus Smart & Jaylen Brown receive votes

Boston Celtics big man Al Horford was named to the NBA's All-Defense second team.
NESN.com May 23, 2018
NBA All-Defensive Team 2018: Al Horford Gets Nod; Marcus Smart Misses Cut

NBA All-Defensive Team 2018: Al Horford Gets Nod; Marcus Smart Misses Cut

The NBA’s third-best defensive team in the regular season has a representation of one on the NBA’s All-Defensive Team. Celtics... Read More »
CelticsBlog May 23, 2018
Al Horford named to NBA’s All-Defense second team

Al Horford named to NBA’s All-Defense second team

Big impact from Big Al as part of one of the NBA’s best defenses in 2017-18. Smart and Brown appear in the balloting with him, but miss the cut. The NBA announced its All-Defense teams and Al Horford made the first appearance of his career following a season where he anchored the Celtics’ elite defensive units through various lineup changes and injuries. Horford joined Jimmy Butler, Dejounte Murray, Draymond Green and friend from this past round Joel Embiid on the second team that proved size still matters in leading an impactful team defense, even if it’s a new brand of largeness....

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