VIDEO: Celtics’ Kemba Walker puts Al Horford on skates and sinks the dagger
The Sixers kept it close in the end game and was primed to take their first W in the series, but Walker had other plans in mind.
With the C’s up by two with 1:12 remaining in regulation, Walker found himself in a mismatch against Sixers center Al Horford. The 4-time All-Star patiently broke down Horford’s defense, as he put on a series of crossovers and hesitation moves to create some separation.
KEMBA COOKS HORFORD FOR THE DAGGER 🤯 pic.twitter.com/wIyu65nWpF
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 22, 2020
Kemba Walker finished off the highlight with his patented stepback jumper, extending the lead to four and extinguishing Philly’s momentum for good. The 6-foot guard finished with a team-high 24 markers on 10-of-20 shooting from the field and 3-of-8 from downtown. Walker also scattered eight rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 35 minutes.
His stepback dagger completely eradicated Joel Embiid’s masterful performance for the Sixers, who posted another strong double-double of 30 points and 13 rebounds.
The Celtics now hold a commanding 3-0 lead and will look to close out the series on Sunday.
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