Jayson Tatum has been the best player on the court in the Celtics-Sixers playoff series so far, and he’s a big reason his team is up 2-0, on pace to dispose of their rival fairly quickly.
The Celtics could possibly even sweep the lifeless Sixers, who have lacked energy and passion since the series began. It sure looks like there’ll be some major offseason changes for the team, and the Celtics can speed those up by taking care of business in the next few games.
Wednesday’s performance by the Sixers was embarrassing, as they got taken to the woodshed, 128-101, which is an awful margin to lose by in the postseason. Tatum scored 33 points in only 31 minutes of play, while also dishing out five assists, and hauling in five rebounds.
Former Sixers guard JJ Redick was certainly watching, and he retweeted a video of Tatum torching his then-team during the playoffs last season, as it seemed appropriate at the time. It was actually a live stream of Redick breaking down Tatum’s tape with the Celtics superstar, talking about how effective a simple “stack” play can be with him running the show.
Redick was certainly spot-on with that take, as the Celtics ran that play a number of times on Wednesday, and the Sixers simply could not stop him, with no answers for it whatsoever.