Boston Celtics dominate 76ers: 3 takeaways from impressive win

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 1: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half at TD Garden on February 1, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 1: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics reacts after scoring against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second half at TD Garden on February 1, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /
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Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)
Boston Celtics Jayson Tatum (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images) /

Don’t get in the way of Tatum

Brad Wanamaker wasn’t the only Boston Celtics player not named Jaylen Brown dunking over people.

In contributing 25 points in the beatdown of the Philadelphia 76ers, All-Star Jayson Tatum welcomed former Celtics big man Al Horford back to TD Garden with this rim shaker that erupted the TD Garden crowd:

https://twitter.com/celtics/status/1223787338452463619

That dunk came while the team was in the midst of a 15-2 run that really established their dominance in that first quarter.

Again, without Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward struggling a bit from the field to start the game, it was important for Jayson Tatum to show his All-Star leadership by scoring in many different ways.

It was his ability to score from anywhere on the court along with his aggressive nature that really set up that drive to the hoop to dunk over old friend Al Horford, who received some boos from the hometown crowd after dissing the Celtics to don the rival uniform of the Philadelphia 76ers.

As Jayson Tatum displayed with his dunk, take that Horford!