Foshan wrote:They played so much better when Allen could stay in the game and not get in foul trouble in the first 2 mins. Horford lets them do that, while also providing an extra rim protector. I think it would dynamically change the series...
That said, i’m Having a bad day, could be just a bit pessimistic atm. Lol
Don't get me wrong, I agree that he'd dynamically change the series. Boban, who had a huge series, is probably unplayable whenever Horford is out there at center. Embiid can't just ignore his man and stand at the rim and would have a tougher time on offense. He can also defend Ben better than anyone on that team.
I just don't think he changes things enough. That series wasn't close. The narrative changed because we lost that first game and freaked out, but they were never a real threat.