Al Horford saves the honor of the Dominicans in the NBA
Al Horford maintains his good production in his 16th season in NBA basketball.
While Al Horford maintains his important presence with the Boston Celtics, the other two Dominicans in NBA basketball are not going through good times .
Horford, in his 16th season, remains a key cog in the Celtics' quest to complete the job they left undone last season when they lost in six games to the Celtics. Golden State Warriors in the final series.
Although he lost his More playing time due to its inclusion in the health protocols related to covid-19 and the arrival of Mila, his fifth child along with Miss Universe, Amelia Vega, the veteran player continues to make his contributions on both sides from the court.
With an improved 3-point shooting percentage of 44.8 percent — which ranks him among the best in the league — the 6-9 center and forward pairs nicely in He built up the offense with powerhouses Jaylen Brown and Jason Tatum, allowing them to strike both on the perimeter and with their penetrations.
On November 11, he established the a personal best with 6 sets of three against the Denver Nuggets, while on November 23 against Dallas he went 5-for-5 from the field, including 4-for-4 on three-pointers.
Chris Duarte, the second-year player for the Indiana Pacers, got off to a great start when he scored an eight-footer. He scored 30 points against the Brooklyn Nets in his season debut, but an ankle injury kept him out for a couple of weeks, which has been taken advantage of by rookies Bennedict Mathurin (17.2 ppg) and Andrew Nembhard (8.6) to “steal him”
On his side, the third component of the Creoles in the league, the center and forward of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Karl-Anthony Towns is out of action for several weeks, due to a strained right calf.
Towns was in the process of “learning” on the pitch after the arrival of defensive center Rudy Gobert, in a risky “Twin Towers” by management in the age of triples.
Numbers< br /> Horford is averaging 10 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists, not including his performance yesterday. On the 16th, it exceeded 10%. Bob McAdoo ranked 67th career in blocked sets (1,149). Among active players, he is sixth in rebounds and seventh in blocks.
Duarte has an average of 8.7 points, below the 13.1 of It was his first season, although he maintains a 35 percent accuracy rate on three-pointers, a couple of points less than in 2021-22.
Towns, before Before leaving due to his injury, he was averaging 20.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.3 assists, some lower numbers in the first two departments, but with his best career passing to basket average.