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Mar 19, 2017
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Boston Celtics forward/center Al Horford scored a season-high 27 points during a 105-99 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday, adding eight rebounds, six assists, one steal, two blocks and one three-pointer in 33 minutes. What It Means: Horford has now scored 20 or more points in two of his last three games. He picked up the slack with Isaiah Thomas out as he took 16 shots, the most in one game he has taken in over two months. Don't expect another huge game on Monday with Thomas expected to be available. Despite the loss, Horford was the best player on the floor on Sunday,...
Liberty Ballers Mar 19, 2017
Sixers-Celtics Game Thread

Sixers-Celtics Game Thread

Meh. Game Info: Date: March 19, 2017 Time: 1 p.m. EST Place: Wells Fargo Center TV: CSN Radio: 97.5 The Fanatic The bad guys: CelticsBlog Probable Starters: Sixers: Teej, TLC, Rock, Dario, Jah Celtics: Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson, Al Horford Season Series: 3-0 Boston Notes: The Celtics’ leading scorer, Isaiah Thomas (knee bone bruise – I’m triggered), will miss his second straight game. Marcus Smart will start at point guard in his place Justin Anderson has the poops (aka gastroenteritis) and will not play today With just one game separating the Sixers...
CSN New England Mar 17, 2017

Highlights: Boston Celtics 98, Brooklyn Nets 95

Watch the highlights of the Boston Celtics 98-95 win over the Nets without Isaiah Thomas, and hear from head coach Brad Stevens and Jae Crowder, Avery Bradley and Al Horford on the win.
CSN New England Mar 16, 2017

Five takeaways: Horford shows off 'amazing' playmaking ability

In typical Al Horford fashion, arguably the teams best passer was dishing out the credit for his strong game against the Minnesota Timberwolves
The Republican Mar 16, 2017
Al Horford's big night puts spotlight on surging Boston Celtics starting lineup

Al Horford's big night puts spotlight on surging Boston Celtics starting lineup

BOSTON -- After seeing Boston Celtics teammate Al Horford break down the Minnesota Timberwolves in a dozen different ways Wednesday night, Avery Bradley glowed while reflecting on all of the big man's playmaking. "He might be the best passer on our team,"...
Boston Herald Mar 16, 2017
Celtics just getting started with their core five

Celtics just getting started with their core five

The starting lineup the Celtics expected to put on the court at the season’s outset — the one with Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Al Horford — played in just its 28th game together last night.Injuries have clearly interfered with this group, especially in the cases of Bradley (23 missed games), Horford (11) and Crowder (eight). But after last night’s 117-104 win over Minnesota, the team is now 21-7 with that quintet and 22-18 without all five. It bodes well down the stretch if coach Brad Stevens can continue putting them on the floor together.“The first...
Boston Herald Mar 16, 2017
Al Horford, Celtics take care of Timberwolves

Al Horford, Celtics take care of Timberwolves

Maybe it’s true that certain aspects of Al Horford’s game aren’t appreciated except by those who share the floor with him.But after watching his teammate match playmaking with scoring in the Celtics’ 117-104 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves last night, Avery Bradley believes the team’s best passer may be its starting center.“He might be the best passer on our team, one of the best passers in the NBA,” said Bradley. “He’s willing to pass more than anything. We like to get the ball in his hands because we know he’s going to make the right play. The majority of the time...
Rotoworld Mar 15, 2017

Al Horford gets 20/9/8 in win vs Timberwolves - Al Horford (F/C) Boston Celtics

Al Horford toyed with a triple-double vs. the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting with nine rebounds, eight assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer.
Green Street | WEEI Mar 15, 2017

Al Horford drops 20 points in win over Timberwolves

For the first time since Jan. 25, Al Horford scored 20 points.  Horford, who entered Wednesday night’s game averaging just under 14 points (13.9) a night, was not only the Celtics’ second leading scorer but took some initiative on offense and turned in one of his better performances of the season in a 117-104 win […]
Sun Herald Mar 15, 2017

Big 2nd half helps Celtics to 117-104 win over Timberwolves

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead the Boston Celtics past the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-104 on Wednesday night. Al Horford added 20 points, nine rebounds and eight assists for the …
CelticsBlog Mar 15, 2017
Celtics Beat Wolves 117-104 as Al Horford nearly gets triple-double

Celtics Beat Wolves 117-104 as Al Horford nearly gets triple-double

Al Horford nearly reached a triple-double while Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas rained from downtown as the Celtics beat the Wolves 117-104. Forget the last game, they said. Forget those Baby Wolves, with their fourth quarter woes. This is the NBA’s best defense since the All-Star break, after all. Memories of the fall of 2016 were fresh Wednesday night, as the Boston Celtics slaughtered the Minnesota Timberwolves 59-44 in the second half, en route to a 117-104 win. The Celtics’ 34 assists were their most in a game since January 7 and their third best performance of the year, with Al...
The Republican Mar 15, 2017
Al Horford's big night sends Boston Celtics past Minnesota Timberwolves, 117-104

Al Horford's big night sends Boston Celtics past Minnesota Timberwolves, 117-104

BOSTON -- By the time he exited the game with five minutes left, Al Horford had already done plenty to earn his ovation.  In one of his best games with the Boston Celtics, Horford flew in for a couple of offensive...
FOX Sports Mar 15, 2017
Boston Backup Bruisers: The Frontcourt Support Behind Al Horford

Boston Backup Bruisers: The Frontcourt Support Behind Al Horford

Al Horford stands alone as the face of the Boston Celtics big men. When the postseason comes around, it’s the rest of the frontcourt you will be talking about.The unsung heroes of the Boston Celtics stay behind the scenes. Kelly Olynyk, Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko have been filling in for...
Celtics beat Timberwolves

Celtics beat Timberwolves

Al Horford is more of a facilitator than a player whose impact can be measured nightly in terms of his box score line.But sometimes, in addition to conducting the flow of one of the highest scoring offenses in the NBA, the Celtics center can add a little sizzle to his numbers.Wednesday night, in the process of leading the Celtics to a 117-104 win over Minnesota, Horford fell just shy of a triple double with 20 points, 9-for-12 shooting, nine rebounds and eight assists.
CelticsBlog Mar 13, 2017
Celtics have a favorable remaining schedule

Celtics have a favorable remaining schedule

Time to finish out strong. The Boston Celtics currently reside percentage points behind the Wizards for the 2 seed but have a golden opportunity to finish the season strong. They are finally healthy at the right time and have a very favorable schedule heading down the stretch. Avery Bradley’s minutes restriction has been lifted, Al Horford’s elbow issue seems to be resolved, and the Celtics top rotation players all appear to be healthy and playing their normal allotment of minutes. The Celtics next 3 opponents (Minnesota, Brooklyn, Philadelphia) have a total of 63 wins combined. ...
CelticsBlog Mar 13, 2017
The Read & React: KO-factor

The Read & React: KO-factor

Could Kelly Olynyk be a major x-factor heading into the playoffs? Go big (Bill Sy): Kelly Olynyk has been paired with Jonas Jerebko in the front court coming off the bench. Together, they’re a +1.5 NetRtg (103.8 OffRtg, 102.3 DefRtg). Yesterday, we saw long stretches with KO paired with both big starters, Al Horford and Amir Johnson. For the season, whenever Olynyk’s played with them, the results have been what you might expect. With Horford, they’re dynamic offensively (107.9 OffRtg), but not great defensively (107.3 DefRtg). With Johnson, they’re limited on offense (99.2...

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