Al Horford’s career night comes at the perfect time for the Celtics

MILWAUKEE – Down 2–1 in the series, its defensive backbone on the bench and who does Boston turn to?

Al Horfordof course.

The Celtics are alive in this second-round series because of a 35-year-old ex-All-Star acquired last summer for a broken point guard and a mid-first round pick. Who knew that when Brad Stevens, in one of his first acts as president of basketball operations, flipped Kemba Walker and Boston’s ’21 first to acquire Horford, that Boston’s title chances hinged on it?

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