Al Horford, Celtics weapon against Antetokounmpo?

If Boston’s look wasn’t bad this season, until the clicking happened in January, Al Horford stood out for his closeness when he was available. His contribution once again proved valuable in the first series of playoffs against the Nets with 13 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2 assists on average over four games.

While it is now the Bucks who will get in the way of the Celtics, Im Odoka is hopeful that the Big All can cause problems for Liannis Antikonembo in this conference’s semi-finals.

“The resilience he’s shown throughout the year is an advantage against a player like Antetokounmpo”C’s coach has already appreciated. “Obviously Antetokounmpo plays in the outer periphery, but he can also serve, which is why Al has been very important for us this year. Because he can defend these two situations. He has the right size to take hits and you have to be physical. That was the most important thing for me. to Al over the past few years.”

A safe presence for all

The pressure will thus focus on Giannis Antetokounmue while his chief lieutenant Chris Middleton, the guarantor of a certain offensive balance combined with the unbridled play of Greece Frick, may miss the entire series. More than usual, the way Boston tries to contain the Bucks star will be key.

Ime Udoka also mentions how much trouble Al Horford has had with Giannis Antetokounmpo in the past. With the return of Robert Williams III, who will also play an important role as circuit protector, the form and enthusiasm of Al Horford, 35, is one of the positives the series has come out against the Nets.

We talked about how excited he is to be back in Boston.Follow Ime Udoka. “He arrived in good shape and has been one of the most consistent players of the year. In terms of age, I think he is very proud to be back this year to take on the challenge. As the whole team says, he allows us to have a good defensive base thanks to his versatility. So he is almost built. For a man like Giannis.”

His presence is good for the Celtics on all levels, with his knowledge of the game, his versatility, his experience and his professionalism, which has a knack for reassuring his teammates. And he shouldn’t move in the series, the inside has indicated that he feels especially good physically and ready for a fight with Milwaukee.

“Al has 15 years of experience in this field and he does it to a high standard”Marcus Smart concluded. “We appreciate all that Al has to offer, his wisdom, his game, his leadership and his overall personality. He cares about everyone, he’s very altruistic. When you have someone like that, it’s very contagious.”

Alhorford percent bounce
season equipped GM minimum shots 3 points LF on Dave in early time pd Ceremony Int baby CT points
2007-08 ATL 81 31 49.9 0.0 73.1 3.1 6.6 9.7 1.5 3.3 0.7 1.7 0.9 10.1
2008-09 ATL 67 34 52.5 0.0 72.7 2.2 7.2 9.3 2.4 2.8 0.8 1.5 1.4 11.5
2009-10 ATL 81 35 55.1 100.0 78.9 2.9 7.0 9.9 2.3 2.8 0.7 1.5 1.1 14.2
2010-11 ATL 77 35 55.7 50.0 79.8 2.4 7.0 9.3 3.5 2.5 0.8 1.6 1.0 15.3
2011-12 ATL 11 32 55.3 0.0 73.3 2.4 4.6 7.0 2.2 1.9 0.9 1.5 1.3 12.4
2012-13 ATL 74 37 54.3 50.0 64.4 2.6 7.6 10.2 3.2 2.2 1.1 2.0 1.1 17.4
2013-14 ATL 29 33 56.7 36.4 68.2 2.3 6.1 8.4 2.6 1.9 0.9 2.2 1.5 18.6
2014-15 ATL 76 31 53.8 30.6 . 75.9 1.7 5.4 7.2 3.2 1.6 0.9 1.3 1.3 15.2
2015-16 ATL 82 32 50.5 34.4 79.8 1.8 5.5 7.3 3.2 2.0 0.8 1.3 1.5 15.2
2016-17 boss 68 32 47.3 35.5 80.0 1.4 5.4 6.8 5.0 2.0 0.8 1.7 1.3 14.0
2017-18 boss 72 32 48.9 42.9 78.3 1.4 5.9 7.4 4.7 1.9 0.6 1.8 1.1 12.9
2018-19 boss 68 29 53.5 36.0 82.1 1.8 5.0 6.7 4.2 1.9 0.9 1.5 1.3 13.6
2019-20 PHL 67 30 45.0 35.0 76.2 1.5 5.3 6.8 4.0 2.1 0.8 1.2 0.9 11.9
2020-21 Okay 28 28 45.0 36.8 81.8 1.0 5.7 6.7 3.4 1.7 0.9 1.0 0.9 14.2
2021-22 boss 69 29 46.7 33.6 84.2 1.6 6.1 7.7 3.4 1.9 0.7 0.9 1.3 10.2
sum 950 32 51.5 36.0 . 75.9 2.0 6.1 8.2 3.3 2.2 0.8 1.5 1.2 13.7

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