It’s Game 7 of the NBA Conference Finals. That means the winner between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics will move on to compete for an NBA title, while the other team goes home.
Al Horford, who starred at the University of Florida from 2004-07, is doing everything he can to help the Celtics win their first title since the Big Three (Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen) did it in 2008.
With Boston down 59-58 in the fourth quarter, Horford absolutely destroyed Cavaliers guard Kyle Korver with an alley-oop from teammate Marcus Smart to give his team the lead.
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Horford was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. After nine seasons in Atlanta, the 6-foot-10, 245-pound forward/center signed a massive free agent deal with the Celtics prior to the 2016 season.
He’s been a key part of the team’s success ever since.
Horford averaged 12.9 points, 7.4 rebounds and 4.7 assists in the regular season. Once the postseason hit, he’s managed to improve those numbers to 15.7 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.