Boston's Jaylen Brown is hoping for more of the same from veteran big man Al Horford after he starred in the Celtics' NBA Finals Game 1 comeback victory over Golden State Warriors.
The two teams meet for Game 2 on Sunday and Boston can be backed at 8/5 to win in the Money Line, while Horford is 12/1 to be the NBA Finals MVP.
What: Boston Celtics vs. Golden State Warriors, NBA Finals Game 2
Where: Chase Center, San Francisco
When: 01:00am, Monday 6th June, 2022
How to watch: Sky Sports or bet365 Live Stream
Odds: BOS Celtics 8/5, GS Warriors 5/9
The Celtics trailed by 15 points in the third quarter of the first meeting but they fought back to record a 120-108 win as they outscored the Warriors 40-16 in the fourth quarter, with Horford key to their revival.
The 36-year-old center led Boston in scoring with 26 points and shot 6-for-8 on three-pointers, as he made his first appearance in a Finals Series in his 15th season in the NBA.
Horford raised his game in the fourth quarter as he led the comeback. Scoring 11 of his points in that period as the Celtics seized the advantage in the best-of-seven series.
Brown, who had 24 points, was quick to praise Horford and he is hopeful there is more to come from the veteran.
"Phenomenal," said Brown on Horford's Game 1 performance, as reported by USA Today. "That's what we need. That's what we want. We want that veteran leadership to carry us over.
"Al had a bunch of great looks. We encouraged him to keep taking them. He came out his first Finals game and played amazing. He carried us and led to a victory."