Search

NBA London Game 2018: Boston Celtics sweating on Al Horford fitness ahead of Philadeplhia 76ers clash

PUBLISHED: 11:00 09 January 2018

Al Horford of the Boston Celtics (pic: Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images)

Al Horford of the Boston Celtics (pic: Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty Images)

2017 NBAE

Celtics forward missed the weekend win over Brooklyn Nets with a sore knee

Boston Celtics face a nervous wait over the fitness of forward Al Horford ahead of the NBA London Game 2018 against Philadeplhia 76ers at The O2 on Thursday.

The 31-year-old missed the 87-85 win over Brooklyn Nets at the weekend with a sore knee.

That was Celtics’ final game before heading to the UK for Thursday’s game with the 76ers.

If Horford were to miss out, it would be a cruel blow for the forward, who missed the NBA London Game 2014 through injury when he was with Atlanta Hawks.

And only last week, the former Florida Gators man spoke about his excitement of playing in London.

“As soon as we found out earlier this summer we were going to play in London, my wife and I were just ecstatic and very happy about it,” said Horford.

“I’m really trying to make the most out of the trip. We’ve been to London before. We love the city, so we’re looking forward to spending a couple days over there.”

Philadelphia 76ers host Boston Celtics at The O2 in London on January 11 as part of NBA Global Games London 2017. The game is live on BT Sport or via NBA LEAGUE PASS at www.nba.tv.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Latest East London Sports News

5 minutes ago

Sussex booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast 20/20 competition after beating defending champions Essex by six wickets with 10 balls to spare at Chelmsford.

12:00

Mikel Arteta admitted Arsenal were lucky to scrape a narrow victory over West Ham as Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score the winner on a poor day at the office for the hosts.

10:00

Clapton sealed a 4-2 win over Thurlow Nunn First Division South outfit Brimsdown in their clash to progress into the next round.

Yesterday, 22:12

Premier League: Arsenal 2 West Ham 1

Yesterday, 19:06

Leyton Orient head coach Ross Embleton was keen to give his players the credit they deserve after fighting back to seal a 2-2 draw against Mansfield Town.

League Two: Leyton Orient 2 Mansfield Town 2

Yesterday, 13:49

Young West Ham United Women forward Jacynta Galabadaarachchi has joined Italian side Napoli on loan.

Fri, 17:24

An unbeaten county-best 55 by Jack Leaning helped Kent to hold their nerve and land a four-wicket win with only two balls to spare over south group rivals Essex Eagles in Canterbury.

PROMOTED CONTENT

For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

The NHS Test and Trace system provides protection for family, friends, colleagues and the community, and is here to keep all of us safe and allow us to enjoy summer safely. We take a look at how the system is working and talk to one member of the thousands of team members about her experiences.

Most read sport

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser