Thanks to the hard work and dedicated play of Horford, the Celtics were able to even the series, 2-2.
Once again, they looked dominant, talented, fast, and smarter than their opponents – and a lot of that was due to Horford.
When Im almost 36 years old, please Lord, please let me be just a fraction of the player that @Al_Horford is! I mean- what an absolute amazing teammate and player. Big team win fellas. pic.twitter.com/Jiondp3FsS
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) May 10, 2022
Following the game, one of his teammates celebrated the favorite big man.
On Twitter, Marcus Smart said, “When I’m almost 36 years old, please Lord, please let me just a fraction of the player that @Al_Horford is! I mean – what an absolute amazing teammate and player. Big team win fellas.”
Smart was, well, smart to celebrate Horford, who at times carried his team and kept them in the must-win game.
Horford Handling Things
When the dust was settled, Horford logged a playoff career-high of 30 points and 8 rebounds.
He was all over the court throughout the game, contesting shots and making some amazing ones of his own.
In fact, he was 5-of-7 from beyond the three-point line – just another impressive stat from the player.
He especially came to life in the fourth quarter with 16 points, shooting 6-of-6 from the field and knocking down a pair of three-pointers as well as two free throws.
At times, Horford was facing off against perhaps the best player in the league, Giannis Antetokounmpo, but that didn’t slow him down or frighten him one bit.
In fact, it may have made him play even harder.
The Celtics were down 2-1 going into Monday’s game so a lot was on the line.
They were also missing center Robert Williams III, which could have been a devastating blow for the team.
In the end, Horford stepped up – and he took the whole team with him.