Celtics’ Al Horford ‘was shocked’ to see Warriors blew 31-point lead to Clippers in Game 2
Just like the rest of the basketball world, Boston Celtics big man Al Horford “was shocked” to see that the Golden State Warriors blew a 31-point lead to the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 of their first round series.
Horford says that kind of loss sort of woke up the rest of the teams in the playoffs because if the back-to-back champions can collapse like that, then any team can.
“Well, if that happens to them, anything can happen,” Horford told Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. “I think that everyone in the league felt that, and I felt it specifically. I was shocked. I went to bed and I think Golden State was up 15 or 20. I was like, yeah, they got this. And I didn’t even check anything in the morning. Then I was talking to my mom, and she was like, ‘Oh, the Clippers won.’ I was like, ‘No. No way.’ I actually had to go and look at it.
“So it’s a good reminder. It’s almost humbling. I’m just glad we weren’t the ones it happened to. But it definitely makes me understand that we need to be on top of our game.”
Al Horford and the Celtics are up 1-0 in their first round series against the Indiana Pacers. Boston knows first-hand that no lead is safe in the NBA.
During the regular season, the Celtics blew a 28-point lead to the Clippers at home and lost. This Celtics team has been so inconsistent this season. You never know which team you’re going to get on a nightly basis.
The fans in Boston are hoping their team won’t suffer an epic collapse in the postseason.