Celtics

Al Horford opens up on his stellar season and the unknown ceiling for these Celtics

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Al Horford may be the senior member of the Celtics at age 31, but he’s playing like an All-Star in his prime during his second season in Boston. Through 30 games, he’s posting a career-high in countless statistical categories, including assists per game, and 3-point percentage in his 11th NBA season. He’s also captained the Celtics to the No. 1 overall spot in the defensive rankings in the league despite 10 fresh faces on the roster.

What have been the keys to him turning back the clock with his efficient production this year? And what does he think this 26-7 squad is capable of in the months ahead? Boston Sports Journal caught up with the big man this past week for an exclusive interview.

Boston Sports Journal: You’re playing some of the best basketball of your career over these first two months of the season. How much of that do you attribute to just being more comfortable with your surroundings here in Boston in year two?

Horford: It’s helped me a lot. I think there were a lot of changes for me and my family.