Hofford The veteran’s 15-year wait finally paid off
Hofford flew properly in his first final match of his career.
The Boston Celtics won 120-108 in the first leg of the 2022 NBA playoffs against the Golden State Warriors at the Chase Center in San Francisco on the 3rd.
Boston’s 15-year veteran Al-Hofford enjoyed a lot of things during his long career, being loved by fans. He has been selected as an All-NBA team and has been selected as an All-Star five times.
Hofford, who has reached his 13th playoff this year, also had homework that he couldn’t achieve. It is to stand on the final stage at least once. After his debut, he played 141 playoff games, but never made it to the final stage. He knocked on the final stage in Atlanta, Boston, and Philadelphia, but the door did not open easily.
Therefore, this season is a long-lasting memorable moment in Hopord’s basketball career. This is because I was able to stand in the final that I had been waiting for so long.
Hoford, who returned to Boston ahead of the season, showed off his old age and contributed greatly to the team’s advance to the finals. In the second round series against Milwaukee, he blocked Janice Antetokounmpo relatively efficiently and did his part against Miami. Boston’s advance to the final could not have been guaranteed without Hopord in the ensuing Game 7.
After overcoming the difficulties, Hoppord finally took the final stage, and flew properly from the first game. Hoford, who started the game with an assist to Jason Tatum, beat Golden State with a tremendous sense of shooting as if he were relieving his resentment.
In particular, his performance in the middle of the fourth quarter was a highlight. The team overcame its inferiority and even tied the game. Hofford drove in eight consecutive points, including two three-point shots, and quickly brought the flow. Since then, Hopeord, who succeeded in making an AND1 play that wedged the game, showed his joy by holding a ceremony with his muscles.
In his final debut, Hofford scored 26 points and 6 assists and was reborn as the winner. In particular, the six three-point shots he made on the day are the most recorded players ever to make their final debut. Thanks to Hopeord’s performance, Boston won the game even though ace Jason Tatum was somewhat sluggish.
Just two years ago, Hofford experienced a terrible failure in Philadelphia in the aftermath of aging. After hearing that Hoford was out of date, he was traded to Oklahoma City as if dealing with a malicious contract.
However, Hoford, who did not give up easily, slowly set the stage for a rebound in Oklahoma City. After returning to Boston with a familiar atmosphere, Hofford showed his true value by playing the role of a cog in offense and defense. He is a player with a much higher contribution within the team than he seems to have.
Can Hofford, who laughed in the first game, keep smiling until the end? Game 2 between Boston and Golden State will take place on the 6th. 안전공원