Al Horford Was A Force For Celtics On Offense And Defense Vs. Kings

Most of Al Horford’s stat line from Friday night’s 97-92 Boston Celtics win over the Sacramento Kings was noteworthy.

Horford scored a team-high 26 points while adding six blocks, eight rebounds, two steals and three assists in 36 minutes of action. And while his offensive output was crucial for Boston, his defense was game-changing.

“I thought there were a couple of huge plays he made blocking shots — the one where he trailed from behind and blocked the shot in transition,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the game, as aired on “NESN Sports Today,” presented by People’s United Bank. “The one thing about Al is he’s always in his stance, his arms are always long. He takes up a lot of space and then he reacts quickly to what is going on.”

Hear more from Stevens in the video above.

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