Anyone who watched the Boston Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night saw one heck of a game.
Heading into the game, the Celtics were down 2-1 and needed a victory in order to keep their postseason hope alive.
It’s rare for anyone to come back from a 3-1 deficit and the Celtics desperately wanted to avoid that.
Thanks to Al Horford, they did.
Horford was on fire Monday night, scoring 30 points during 41 minutes on the floor.
The entire league was blown away by the 35-year-old veteran, who was playing like a man 10 or 15 years younger.
Even Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Bucks, one of the greatest players alive right now, couldn’t slow down Horford.
One of the many stars to take note of Horford’s performance was Kyle Kuzma of the Washington Wizards.
Al horford 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
— kuz (@kylekuzma) May 10, 2022
Kuzma simply tweeted Horford’s name with a series of cry-laughing emojis.
He – and everyone else – has plenty of reasons to be impressed by Horford.
The question now is will he keep it up?
Horford Stepping Up
Horford’s 30 points were a career playoff-high.
They came when the team needed him most.
Boston lost pivotal center Robert Williams III because of a knee injury and called upon Horford to step up his game for Game 4.
Horford heard the call from his team and did just that.
His performance not only impressed the Celtics, but it also shocked the Bucks.
It looked as if they didn’t expect this version of Horford and didn’t really know how to handle him.
That won’t be the case in Game 5 – the Bucks will likely be ready for Horford’s power.
It makes one wonder just how explosive and competitive the next game will be.