“Intangible Al”-gebra – Horford steps up as Celtics’ de-facto Captain
Even the most heinous of Al Horford “haters” – yes, I’m talking to YOU – needs to tip his sombrero to the yeoman’s effort put forth by Tito’s kid in his team's two most crucial games of this most challenging of seasons – facing possible elimination, then kicking off with the hottest squad in the loop, all in a little over 48 hours.
And with that, I’ll let these numbers speak for themselves from here on.
Note re Calculations:
The number of “possessions” is an accurate count, not a formula-based estimated value.
For purposes of clarity, the bracketed digit following the FT% is the exact count of “conversions” represented by those FTA’s.
“Possessions” calculation: FGA’s + FT conversions + TO’s – OR’s (including Team OR’s)
“Conversions” calculation: FG’s + FT conversions
“PPP” = Points per Possession
Abacus Revelation for the Road
Just askin’ but …
Is the NBA more liberal these days than it used to be when it comes to players hanging on the rim after a dunk?
I often wonder if our Al is risking a “T” with his little celebrations – and rookie Jayson Tatum one time Monday looked like he was auditioning for a summer gig with The Flying Zucchinis trapeze act following one “flush.”