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Al Horford back where he belongs in 113-111 win over Raptors

 Al Horford was back where he belongs in Boston's 113-111 win over the Toronto Raptors. He was the starter at power forward, supplying a bit of everything to the victory. Here is his production summary:

24 minutes - 16 P - 3 R - 2 A - 1 S - 2 B - 6/9 FG - 4/4 on 3s


The numbers don't tell the whole story. The stability Al transmits to his teammates can not be minimized. I suspect he leads his life like he plays on the hardwood - never too high or too low. Horford will never be labeled a superstar in this League, but he brings exactly what the relatively-young crew has needed all along - a quality and seasoned vet with high character. Can you tell I love this guy?

How much did Al's team and fans miss that reliable shot from long distance? His return to Beantown was not accompanied by bright lights and huge fanfare, but we are thrilled to have him back. I cannot envision a better mentor for the younger Guys in Green such as Grant Williams. The fanfare may have been absent for Horford's return, but fan appreciation should be evident.

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