Good news today with the announcement that Boston Celtics big man Al Horford was cleared to play in game two of the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals. There was hope that the veteran big man would be able to clear NBA health and safety protocols ahead of game two and hours before the game he finally did just that. Horford has been a valuable addition to the Celtics roster this regular season and during the 2022 NBA Playoffs. Game two is set to take place in Miami Thursday night.
The Celtics have continued testing Al Horford with the hope that he can exit health and safety protocols prior to Game 2, sources said. https://t.co/qiKZDY67hH
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 19, 2022
This season with the Boston Celtics, Al Horford averaged 10.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game. He paired those numbers with a field goal percentage of 46.7 percent and a three-point percentage of 33.6 percent. In the 2022 NBA Playoffs, he has been even more valuable averaging 13 points, 9.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.4 blocks per game. Those numbers he paired with a field goal percentage of 52.4 percent and a three-point percentage of 45.1 percent. He has been a valuable member of the Celtics this postseason and will help the team on the court.
The Celtics announce Al Horford is available for tonight’s game.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) May 19, 2022
Al Horford will provide the impact the team needs, but beating the Miami Heat will be no easy task moving forward. Injuries and health protocols have slowed the Boston Celtics down thus far in this series and they trail the Heat 1-0. Game two of the 2022 Eastern Conference Finals is set to take place in Miami on Thursday night. Tip off for that game is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EST and then the series will head up to Boston.