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Celtics' Al Horford named to 2018 All-Star Game

Ty Anderson
January 23, 2018 - 7:49 pm

Al Horford has been named an All-Star for the fifth time in his career, and for the first time since joining the C’s, the official Twitter account of the Celtics confirmed Tuesday.

The C’s leading big, Horford has averaged 13.3 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 5.3 assists per game this season. If those numbers were to held by the season’s end, too, it would be Horford’s best mark in assists per game (the 31-year-old set a high with 5.0 per game last season), and his most rebounds per game since 2014’s 8.4 per night.

Horford has also found his scoring touch this season, with a 51.4 percentage from the field, and a 43 percentage from behind the arc, which would be the top mark of his career since incorporating the three into his game on a somewhat regular basis.

With Kyrie Irving already selected as an All-Star starter, Horford’s naming to the reserves makes this the first time that the Celtics have had multiple players in the All-Star game since Rajon Rondo and Kevin Garnett in 2012-13.

The NBA All-Star Game will be played in Los Angeles on Feb. 18.

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