WATCH: Celtics’ Big Man Tacko Fall Denies Russell Westbrook at the Rim

Published 01/08/2021, 8:59 PM EST
Dec 23, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) reacts after assisting on a three point score against the Philadelphia 76ers during the third quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports


Russell Westbrook and the Washington Wizards headed to Boston for their matchup against the Celtics. As expected, the Celtics have truly dominated the visitors till halftime and look set to get their 7th win of the season.

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The Celtics are severely shorthanded in this game as 3 of their players are sidelined after exposure to COVID-19. As a result, the team was forced to put Tacko Fall on the floor. Despite being the Celtics’ contingency plan, Fall is using this opportunity to the fullest as he showed his skills in the first half of the game.

In a play during the first quarter, Westbrook tried to shift momentum towards his side by knocking down a slam dunk. But Russ was countered at the rim by Celtics’ towering center as he swatted away the shot.

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The former MVP is known for his flashy in-game dunks; however, dunking on the giant Fall is a herculean task (pun not intended) even for the impeccable Westbrook.

Furthermore, since he has joined the Wizards, Russ is still looking to find his touch. Even though he has managed decent numbers, he has been quite inefficient on the floor.

Twitter reacts to Russell Westbrook and his audacious dunk attempt

Dec 29, 2020; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) dribbles the ball against the Chicago Bulls during the first half at Capital One Arena. Mandatory Credit: POOL PHOTOS-USA TODAY Sports

Following Westbrook’s missed dunk attempt on Tacko, NBA fans were quick to react on Twitter.

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Apart from this phenomenal block on Westbrook, Tacko is getting the job done on both ends of the floor. Although it’s good news for the Celtics fans, Washington fans must be fuming.

Additionally, the Wizards have not had a good start to the season. As of now, they are floundering at 2-6 and the way the Celtics are playing, the Wizards might lose this fixture as well.

At the end of two quarters, the Celtics lead the game by 19 points. Their star duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are getting the job done for the team.

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Can Bradley Beal and Russell Westbrook make a stunning comeback in the second half? Let us know your views in the comments section below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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