Celtics

WATCH: Nesmith throws down emphatic dunk vs. 76ers

Celtics

With a number of players sidelined for Monday night's game vs. the Philadelphia 76ers, the Boston Celtics needed someone to step up and provide a spark.

Aaron Nesmith did exactly that in the second quarter. The second-year forward finished off a fastbreak by throwing one down with authority.

Watch Nesmith's dunk below:

Brian Scalabrine's reaction pretty much sums it up.

Nesmith finished the first half with four points and two rebounds in nine minutes. The Celtics will hope to see more of that aggressiveness out of their 2020 lottery pick going forward, especially for as long as they're shorthanded.