Age: 32 Height: 6-10 Weight: 245 lbs School: Florida
Al Horford on flagrant: 'Blake is a great actor' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com BOSTON - Boston Celtics big man Al Horford downplayed the flagrant foul whistled against him late in Wednesday's win over the Detroit Pistons, taking a jab at Blake Griffin in the process. Horford and Griffin collided near midcourt as Horford tried to break up an inbounds pass with Griffin sprinting out ahead following a Boston make. Horford's right arm hit Griffin's head but the Detroit forward dramatically spun a full 360 degrees before flailing to the parquet on his stomach.
Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Wednesday night. Hayward added eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists.
Highlights from Celtics' 118-110 win over Pistons originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com FINAL SCORE: Celtics 118, Pistons 110 IN BRIEF: After surrendering some runs to the Pistons early, the Celtics took over in the second half to head into the All-Star break on a two-game win streak, after suffering one of their most embarrassing losses of the season on Saturday. Back in the starting lineup, Gordon Hayward notched 16 points and eight rebounds, while Jayson Tatum had a game-high 19 points and Al Horford flirted with a triple-double (17 points, 14 rebounds, 8 assists).
Al Horford shows how impactful he can be in Celtics' win over 76ers originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The flash of anger was jarring, especially considering the source. Mild-mannered Al Horford almost never loses his cool but, four minutes into Tuesday's Eastern Conference showdown with the Philadelphia 76ers, Horford was downright enraged when he got whistled for a shooting foul after jousting with Joel Embiid on the blocks. Horford swung his fist in anger before referee Scott Foster could even signal the original infraction.
The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.