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Horford logs first triple-double as a Celtic in win

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Kyrie's behind-the-back pass sets up Tatum, Horford alley-oop (0:28)

Kyrie Irving picks up the loose ball and sends a nice behind-the-back dish to Jayson Tatum who lobs it up to Al Horford for the alley-oop finish. (0:28)

Center Al Horford got his first triple-double as a Celtic and the second of his career Monday in Boston's 110-105 win over the Miami Heat.

Horford finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists. He had been one point or one assist shy four times in his two-and-a-half seasons with the Celtics.

"Yeah, I've always been close a lot of times. And tonight I looked at my wife, and she was like, you better get that assist and that rebound!" Horford said. "I'm glad I did it. Most importantly, we got the win."

Horford has sat out three of the Celtics' past five games as the season wears down, but in the games he has played, he has had an impact. In his past five games, Horford is averaging 19.8 points, 7.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists.

"I don't think we can overstate his importance to our team," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.

Horford's only other triple-double came Jan. 13, 2015, when he was with the Atlanta Hawks. He had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in a 105-87 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.