Al Horford: Celtics Must ‘keep growing’ to Beat Cavaliers

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“We see that the team to get past is Cleveland, and right now we’re not there,” said Celtics big man Al Horford, who is now 1-15 against James in his postseason career and has been eliminated by James’ teams in each of the past three seasons.

“I’m proud of our group. It felt like we grew as the year went on. Not the way we wanted to finish, but we came a long ways from the beginning of the year, came together. We still have to keep growing as a group and getting better.”

The Celtics enter the offseason optimistic; they own the No. 1 pick in the 2017 draft, and there’s potential to add another impact player on the free-agent market. But Boston players acknowledged there is still work to be done to catch the Cavaliers.

Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN