BOSTON - Boston Celtics center Al Horford was happy with the team’s 111-82 win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night at TD Garden, but discussed the impact of their recent 1-4 road trip on top of an already shaky start to the 2018-19 season. Horford says the Celtics now have an opportunity to build on last night’s victory.
“I think that coming into the season, we were all expecting that we would kind of just take over, and we’re very dangerous, and I feel like we’ve been humbled a little bit,” said Horford. “We’re in a position now that we have an opportunity to start building that and we have to do it every night. If we’re able to do that, we’ll have a chance to be special, especially committing to the defensive end.”
Horford finished with 10 points (4/6 FG) and 8 rebounds in Wednesday’s win, in addition to a solid performance on the defensive end alongside his teammates. The Celtics held the Bulls to just 82 points on 39% shooting, which was the fewest points scored by an opponent at this season. He made put an emphasis on the defensive end after the win, so one would assume the veteran big man was very happy with Boston’s performance against Chicago.
The Celtics will need another strong defensive showing on Friday night, as they welcome the Toronto Raptors to TD Garden.
Listen to everything Horford had to say in the locker room after Wednesday night’s win here: