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Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Horford produced 18 points (7-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 4-4 FT), 11 rebounds and two assists from 35 minutes in Thursday's 92-88 win over the Warriors. Horford delivered his sixth double-double of the season, increasing his rebounds per game to 9.0 from 6.8 last season. More impressive was Horford's help out defense which aided in keeping the top scoring Warriors to a season low of only 88 points. Big Al and Boston hope to extend their 14-game winning streak Saturday in Atlanta.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 17 - 6:39 AM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Al Horford scored 18 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and five turnover during a 92-88 win over the Warriors on Thursday. He was the best Celtic in this game and helped keep the Warriors to their lowest score since Kevin Durant joined forces with Stephen Curry and company. The Celtics had a big 16-0 run in the third quarter and went on a 19-4 run in the final 4:33 of the third to help them tie the game up heading into the fourth quarter, which helped them overcome a 17-point deficit. After their 0-2 start, the Celtics have their longest winning streak since 2010 and already have a three-game cushion for the top seed in the Eastern Conference. Horford is locked and loaded as an early-round player at a premium position.

Rotoworld

Nov 16 - 11:52 PM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Horford delivered an efficient 17 points (8-10 FG, 1-2 3Pt), 11 rebounds and three assists over 30 minutes in Tuesday's 109-102 win in Brooklyn. Horford has filled the void left by Gordon Hayward's season-ending injury, improving his scoring, rebounding and shooting percentages over last year's production. Big Al seems to have a natural chemistry with new Celtic point guard Kyrie Irving. The two stars run the pick and roll well, especially with Horford continuing to improve his outside shooting (note the career high 1.5 made threes per game). Boston has now won 13 games in a row, though the streak will be in jeopardy Thursday night versus the Warriors.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 15 - 9:13 AM

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Al Horford hit 8-of-10 shots and a 3-pointer for 17 points, 11 rebounds, three assists and a steal in 30 minutes of Tuesday's 109-102 win over the Nets. Horford's been back for two games since his concussion and hasn't done much, other than make 16-of-19 shots, hit a couple threes, and average 19 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 steals. This is going much better than when he took a long time to get back on track after a concussion last season. Oh, and the Celtics have won 13 straight games since starting out the season 0-2.

Rotoworld

Nov 14 - 9:57 PM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Horford totaled 21 points (8-9 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 4-5 FT), four assists, three rebounds and two steals across 33 minutes during a 95-94 win over the Raptors on Sunday. In his return from a two-game absence, Horford (concussion) was fantastic, as he led the team in scoring in the win. He only missed one shot in an incredibly efficient display in which he also handed out four dimes. The only down side to the effort was the three rebounds marked a season low.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 13 - 12:01 AM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Al Horford (concussion) scored 21 points in his return from a two-game absence on Sunday, adding one 3-pointer, three rebounds, four assists, two steals and two turnovers in 33 minutes. Horford was nearly perfect in this one, going 8-of-9 from the field and 4-of-5 from the stripe for an incredible true shooting percentage of 93.8. He didn’t even miss his first shot until late in the fourth quarter, and he also threw down a few highlight-reel jams (link below), so that, partnered with the heavy minutes would suggest he'll be just fine moving forward.

Rotoworld

Nov 12 - 6:31 PM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Horford (concussion) has been cleared to play in Sunday's game against the Raptors, Celtics radio play-by-play announcer Sean Grande reports. Horford was given a probable designation heading into Sunday, so this was the expected move all along. He'll likely return to the starting lineup after a two-game layoff and doesn't appear to be dealing with any sort of restrictions. With Horford expected back in the top unit, look for Aron Baynes to move to a bench role in the corresponding move.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 12 - 1:43 PM

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Al Horford (concussion) is good to go for Sunday's game vs. the Raptors. He went through the morning shootaround and there's no word of any restrictions. With Kyrie Irving (face) out, the Celtics will be running quite a bit of offense through the big man today. Get him back in your lineups. Aron Baynes' value takes a significant hit with Horford back.

Sean Grande on Twitter

Nov 12 - 1:38 PM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Al Horford (concussion) is probable for Sunday against the Raptors. He was close to playing on Friday, so he's almost a lock to play. The Celtics will need him and it'll be interesting to see how he adapt when he's not next to Kyrie Irving, assuming Irving can't go. With Horford back, Aron Baynes may still actually start against Jonas Valanciunas and Serge Ibaka while Daniel Theis should lose minutes. Get Horford in your lineups for tomorrow.

Steve Bulpett on Twitter

Nov 11 - 5:12 PM

Al Horford    F/C  Celtics

 

 

Horford (concussion) is expected to play Sunday against Toronto, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports. Horford was held out of a second straight game Friday versus Charlotte, but all signs point to the big man returning to action following an off day Saturday. A two-game absence would be relatively palatable for fantasy owners, considering Horford has missed significant time due to concussions in the past.

Fantasy Alarm

Nov 11 - 5:12 PM

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