On a night where Al Horford snared an impressive 11 defensive rebounds, it is only fitting that he would pass Jon Koncak and move up to 7th on the franchise’s all-time list.
With those 11 rebounds, Horford now has amassed 2,591 defensive rebounds in a Hawks uniform. If he stays in Atlanta for the better part of his career (as we all hope), that number will continue to climb.
Prior to Wednesday’s matchup, Big Al was averaging 24.0 points and 11.2 rebounds rebounds per game, while shooting .643 percent overall in the last 10 contests. He’s had six double-doubles during the span, including his third career 20/20 game, and has shot at least .500 in each contest. He’s also got an active streak of scoring 20-plus points nine straight times — the first time in his career he’s scored 20-plus in nine consecutive games.
Horford finished Wednesday’s matchup with 21 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in a game-high 41 minutes, while shooting .588 (10-of-17) overall.
By any metric, Horford is playing the best basketball of his career and has surfaced into the discussion for the “best center in the league” title.