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Al Horford | Center/Forward | #42

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (32) / 6/3/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 245
College: Florida
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 1 (3) / ATL
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Al Horford scored six points with nine rebounds, four assists, one block and two turnovers in 37 minutes against the Cavs on Friday.
The Cavs really focused on taking Horford out of the game as they stuck with him on pick-and-roll plays -- that partially explains why the guards fared well. A downside on the Kevin Love (head) injury is that Horford may have a tougher time scoring, especially after a strong game from Jeff Green on defense -- yes, we know that sounds weird. He did play well in the previous two, so maybe he gets back on track in Game 7 in Boston. May 25 - 11:12 PM

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Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds as well as an assist and a steal in Boston's Game 5 win over Cleveland on Wednesday.

Horford recorded his seventh double-double of the playoffs in a crucial win for the Celtics. He only shot 4-of-9 from the field but went 6-of-6 from the line. The Cavaliers were on a 9-0 run to cut the game to 12 halfway through the fourth, but a Horford dunk ended the run and put the game away for good to seal the win for the C's.
May 23 - 11:46 PM

Al Horford scored 15 points and had seven rebounds and an assist in Boston's Game 4 loss to Cleveland on Monday.

Horford went 5-of-13 from the field, tying for his worst shooting performance of the postseason, and contributed to the whole team going 19-of-40 in the paint in Game 4. He averaged just 11.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in Games 3 and 4, compared to 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5 assists in Games 1 and 2.
May 22 - 12:19 AM

Al Horford scored seven points with seven rebounds, four assists, and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes against the Cavs in Game 3 on Saturday.

The Cavs took him out of the game plan in the first half and at that point it was too late with the Celtics down 20 for much of the third quarter. Horford's scoring output has dropped in each game during this series while he hasn't been involved as a facilitator as much. He'll be busier in Game 4 on Monday.
May 19 - 10:59 PM

Al Horford hit 5-of-13 shots and a 3-pointer for 15 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks in Tuesday's Game 2 win over the Cavaliers.

Horford wasn't quite as amazing as he was in Game 1's convincing 108-83 win, but he was highly effective once again. He's averaging 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 2.0 blocks, a steal and 1.5 3-pointers and has hit 13-of-23 shots in the two games against Cleveland in this series. He'll look to keep it going on Saturday, when the series shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4.
May 15 - 11:18 PM

Al Horford went 8-of-10 from the field and 2-of-3 from the line for 20 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, six assists and two blocks over 27 minutes in Sunday's Game 1 win over Cleveland.

Horford helped the Celtics jump out to a big lead early, pummeling the Cavs on both ends of the floor as Boston went on a big 20-4 run during the first quarter and ended the first half with a 26-point advantage. "You can’t have better leadership than Al," head coach Brad Stevens said during his pregame presser, "it’s as good as it gets." Horford was unstoppable during Sunday’s matinee, not missing his first shot until midway through the third, and finishing with an elite 88.3 TS%.
May 13 - 6:17 PM

Al Horford scored 13 points with six rebounds, two assists, two steals, three blocks and two turnovers during a thrilling 101-98 overtime win over the 76ers on Saturday during Game 3.

He was the hero at the end of the game with a layup off an ATO at 5.5 seconds left to give the Celtics a one-point lead in OT, and then he stole the ball on a bounce pass to Joel Embiid to lead to two more made free throws to give the Celtics a three-point lead with three seconds left. After the game, Horford was asked about the ATO and if it was from coach Brad Stevens, and Horford said it was "absolutely" his coach. "He's a genius," Horford said on ESPN. This wasn't a big game from Playoff Al, but he really played well to help earn a commanding 3-0 lead.
May 5 - 8:20 PM

Al Horford scored 26 points with eight rebounds, three assists, one steal, one block and three fouls in 33 minutes against the Bucks in Game 7 on Saturday.

It was a sneaky 26 for Horford with no free throw makes or treys with all but four attempts coming from inside the paint. He was also having the ball go through him for a lot of the offense. Meanwhile, defense was the key for the Celtics and the made the Bucks work for every shot. After the Bucks racked up 25 fast-break points in Game 6, they didn't have any in this game. Looking ahead, Horford is going to have to guard Ben Simmons a lot, so that will be his top priority. Although, Semi Ojeleye stepping up could change that. This should be fun.
Apr 28 - 10:49 PM

Al Horford hit 7-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 22 points, 14 rebounds, three assists, two blocks and six turnovers in Tuesday's 92-87 win at Boston, giving the Celtics a 3-2 lead in their series.

Horford got a shot up after the 24-second clock expired that would have given the Bucks the ball back, but the officials missed it, making for one of the more interesting moments of the game. Horford wasn't exactly dominant tonight, but this was easily his best game since he had 24 points, 12 boards, two steals, three blocks and a 3-pointer in Game 1 of the series. Game 6 is in Milwaukee on Thursday night.
Apr 24 - 9:52 PM

Brad Stevens reiterated that the Celtics are "going to ride [Al Horford]" throughout their series vs. the Bucks.

Horford was amazing during Boston's Game 1 victory on Sunday, scoring 24 points on eight shot attempts, and Stevens was just confirming the obvious. "[Horford] has been unbelievable in being a facilitator for us all year," Stevens said. "With where we are now, he's going to be more of a featured scorer and facilitate and guard Giannis and do everything. He'll probably run our film session tomorrow." It makes sense to target Horford as a DFS play, given his outsized role for the short-handed Celtics.
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Apr 15 - 8:06 PM

Al Horford was enormous in Boston's insane Game 1 overtime victory against Milwaukee, finishing with 24 points, 12 rebounds, four assists, two steals, three blocks, and a three on 5-of-8 shooting.

In addition to scoring 24 points on eight shots, Horford shot 13-of-14 from the charity stripe and had the unenviable task of defending Giannis Antetokounmpo. In other words, Big Al was nothing short of fantastic on both ends of the floor, and anyone critiquing Horford's style of play was emphatically silenced today. Boston will need more of this from Horford if the Celtics are going to make a deep playoff push without Kyrie Irving (knee surgery) at their disposal.
Apr 15 - 4:04 PM

Al Horford (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Nets.

Guerschon Yabusele is also questionable with knee soreness, so Greg Monroe could be looking at quality minutes tonight, putting him on the radar in DFS with a favorable matchup against Brooklyn. Marcus Morris should also have more minutes and shots falling his way with both Horford and Terry Rozier (rest) unavailable.

Al Horford scored 16 points on 5-of-11 shooting in his return from a rest day on Sunday, adding two 3-pointers, seven boards, four dimes, one steal and one block in 27 minutes.

Horford did most of his damage through the first half of action, scoring 14 of his 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting (4-of-4 from the line), but on the whole, the Celtics starters didn't play all that well, particularly on the defensive end which resulted in the main guys getting benched down the stretch.
Apr 8 - 5:37 PM

Al Horford (rest) and Jayson Tatum (rest) have both been ruled out of Friday's game vs. the Bulls.

With the No. 2 seed in the East already locked up, the shorthanded Celtics want to make sure they don't lose any more key players to injury. Nonetheless, it's a tough blow for fantasy owners who are still playing for their league championship. With Horford sidelined, Aron Baynes and Greg Monroe will be the primary beneficiaries. However, it'd difficult to trust either player Friday night in DFS or as a streamer. Marcus Morris will also see an uptick in minutes.
Apr 6 - 12:46 PM

Al Horford scored 16 points on 5-of-13 shooting Wednesday, to go with one 3-pointer, four rebounds, one steal and one block over 31 minutes.

Horford got off to a slow start, missing his first three shots and not getting his first bucket until late in the second quarter, although he did finish 5-of-5 from the line. He was able to turn things around after halftime, and it was nice that he didn't commit a turnover, but he also failed to hand out a single assist. Owners can expect a better stat line on Friday against the Bulls.
Apr 5 - 12:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Robert Williams
3Aron Baynes
4Greg Monroe