BOSTON — Someone turned back the clocks at TD Garden on Thursday night. At least, Golden State he seemed that way given Horford’s performance in the Celtics’ overtime win over the Warriors.
Entering his 16th NBA season, the 36-year-old big man Horford had perhaps his best game against Golden State this season. An All-Star he was named five times, scored 20 points, won 10 boards, and in the contest he came up with three incredible blocks. Sparking each run in Boston To come-from-behind victory.
“I joked about Al. He came out and looked like he was 25 today,” Jayson Tatum said after the game. “Two days off, he came out and was in good shape, so he needs more games for the second day in a row. He really did, and we all chased the rest of the night. Throughout the game, Al was a big presence for us.”
Scored 8 of Boston’s first 15 points and dominated the TD Garden crowd. giant chase down block Warriors guard Jordan Poole.
But Horford didn’t just feed the crowd. They also influenced his performance.