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Celtic’s Al Horford Posts Career Night in Crucial Playoff Game: ‘I Just Want To Give The Honor And Glory To The Lord’

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Celtic’s Al Horford Posts Career Night in Crucial Playoff Game: ‘I Just Want To Give The Honor And Glory To The Lord’

By Movieguide® Staff

NBA veteran center Al Horford recorded a playoff career-high 30 points to help the Boston Celtics defeat the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

The pivotal win tied up the best of seven series, 2-2, as Horford and the Celtics look to defeat the reigning NBA champions.

Along with Horford’s 30-point outing, the 35-year-old was tasked with defending two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo the entire game.

“We all understood the importance of this game,” Horford, 35, said in the post-game press conference. “And we felt that, at the end of Game 3, we were in a position to win the game and we didn’t. I was just really locked in. I understood the moment, what we needed to do as a group and just come out and then really just did whatever it took tonight.”

Despite his career night against one of the most dominant players in the league, Horford credited his success to God.

“First, I just want to give the honor and glory to the Lord. I’m very grateful for this opportunity that I’ve received and I know it’s come from Him,” Horford said in a post-game interview. “I’m just very happy to back here in Boston.”

Horford previously spent three years with the Celtics from 2016 to 2019 before returning to the team in June 2021.

In the past, Horford has not shied away from sharing his faith.

“With me, my faith is something that really gives me stability and makes me keep a lot of things in perspective and helps me manage through all the ups and downs that can go within a season,” Horford said in a 2019 video by NBC Sports Philadelphia as a member of the Philadelphia 76ers.

 

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