Al Horford got dunked on, then something ‘switched’ in Celtics’ win

Al Horford managed a difficult season with Oklahoma City Thunder in 2020-21. He played in just 28 games and was inactive for the final seven weeks of the season, biding his time for something better than that.

He wasn’t part of the Thunder’s future, wasn’t sure about his future, but he knew he needed a new team.

Horford found a new team, which happened to be his old team, the Boston Celtics where he played from 2016-2019.

When Boston acquired him in an offseason trade that sent Kemba Walker to Oklahoma City, Horford’s sister, Anna, tweeted, “WE’RE BACK BABY,” with the requisite shamrock emojis.

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Al Horford drives around Giannis Antetokounmpo during Game 4 at Fiserv Forum.

A key part of Boston’s rotation during the regular season, Horford has been superb in the playoffs and the reason why the Celtics are tied 2-2 with the Milwaukee Bucks in an Eastern Conference semifinals series.

In Boston’s 116-108 victory in Game 4 on Monday, Horford scored a playoff career-high 30 points and had eight rebounds and three assists. He scored 16 points in Boston’s decisive fourth quarter in which the Celtics outscored the Bucks 43-28.

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