The Boston Celtics’ run to the Larry O’Brien trophy — err, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
The Celtics’ run to the second round of the NBA playoffs might have just gotten a little easier.
Shortly after describing his chances of playing in the playoffs as 7 on a scale of 10, Al Horford told Yahoo! Sports he expects to miss the entire Hawks playoff run. This effects the Celtics, of course, who meet Atlanta in round one. (Sulia)
“I don’t feel like it is realistic that I can play for the playoffs,” Horford said. “Obviously, if we advance and start going we will see. But as of right now the way I feel I think I am out for the playoffs.”
I don’t want to jinx the Celtics or anything, but if they can’t beat the Hawks without Al Horford, even on the road, they don’t deserve to advance to the second round.