The Philadelphia 76ers will enter the 2020 NBA playoffs as the sixth seed, after the Indiana Pacers’ win against the Houston Rockets last night.
That means the Sixers are going to face the Boston Celtics in the playoffs’ first round in Orlando. Al Horford, who was a member of the Boston Celtics’ squad the previous seasons, reacted to the news of facing his former team.
“Coming into the bubble, we knew it was a possibility,” Horford said per USA TODAY Sports. “For us, it’s a great opportunity…it’s part of the business. Obviously, we’ve already played them plenty of times this year so that effect is out of the way so now we can go out there and compete and it should be a fun series.”
Horford, 34, is averaging 11.9 points, 6.9 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game with the Sixers. In his first season with Philly, the veteran center has showed many ups and downs, especially when he called upon to play along fellow big man Joel Embiid.
His best performance in the bubble came against the Orlando Magic, where he scored 21 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and assisted 2 baskets for his teammates, helping the Sixers secure the 108-101 victory.