C - PHI
Al Horford finally scored in double figures in Game 4, scoring 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and one block in 36 minutes as the Sixers get swept by the Celtics in four games.
Horford got the start again and finally looked somewhat decent for a guy making over $100M. It was his first double-double since play resumed, which gives an idea of how much he has been struggling of late. The Sixers have some major decisions to make this offseason, one of which could include a possible trade involving Horford.
Sixers F/C Al Horford will start ahead of Matisse Thybulle in Game 3 Friday night.
Horford came off the bench in Game 2 and put up a dud in 23 minutes. At a suppressed salary of $6,200 on DraftKings, Horford could actually make for a solid value play today against his former team. Tread lightly though, as Horford hasn’t really shown up in these past two playoff games.
Al Horford was replaced by Matisse Thybulle in the starting lineup for Game 2 and scored just 4 points (2-3 FG) with two rebounds and one block in 23 minutes in a 128-101 loss to the Celtics.
After Horford put up a dud as a starter in Game 1, head coach Brett Brown decided to roll with Thybulle in the starting lineup in Game 2. Horford still managed to play 23 minutes Wednesday night, but was not heavily involved in the game plan. He's hard to trust at this point, especially if he continues to come off the bench. Regardless, Horford is better than the effort he put forth tonight in Game 2, and should bounce back at least a little bit in Game 3.
Al Horford scored just six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3PT) to go along with seven rebounds, six assists, and one block in 31 minutes of play.
The rebounds and assists were nice but Horford will have to do more on the offensive side of the court in order to be fantasy relevant for the remainder of the series with Boston.
Al Horford (knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday’s game vs. the Suns.
The Sixers are going to be without Horford, Joel Embiid, Tobias Harris, and Ben Simmons in this one against Phoenix. Look for guys like Mike Scott, Norvelle Pelle Jr., Matisse Thybulle, Alec Burks, and Glenn Robinson III to see added run today.