By Gethin Coolbaugh, The Sports Xchange
BOSTON -- Al Horford is motivated as it is, but facing one of the best centers in the NBA brought his game to the next level Friday night.
Horford put up his best numbers of the year opposite Sacramento Kings star DeMarcus Cousins, scoring a season-high 26 and grabbing eight rebounds in the Boston Celtics' 97-92 win.
"He's a great player, and you just have to make sure that we stay solid on him, make him earn everything he got," Horford said. "Just an All-Star player."