In exchange for a broken point guard and a mid-first round pick last summer, the Celtics got a 35-year-old ex-All-Star.
Who realised that when Brad Stevens, as president of basketball operations, traded Kemba Walker and Boston's '21 first to get Horford, it would affect Boston's title chances?
Horford has appeared in 132 postseason games. Few were better. Perhaps none had more influence.
Horford scored 30 points in 42 minutes, 16 in the fourth quarter. “He made big shots,” remarked Budenholzer
Mike Gorman, the Celtics' longtime voice, tweeted it was a top-three fourth-quarter performance by a Celtic.
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 34. The Horford-led defence made him take 32 shots.