Tatum toyed with the Sixers defenders with about 8 minutes remaining in the third quarter of the 112-109 win on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. The Sixers led 57-54 at the time.
Celtics big man Al Hortford fired a baseline pass to Tatum at the start of the sequence. Tatum snagged the offering as Hortford screened off Simmons. The Celtics forward curled in toward the rim before drawing the attention of the "Process."
The Sixers 7-footer attempted to block Tatum's path, but the more nimble forward spun toward the paint, as Embiid found only air with an empty-handed swat. Embiid stayed back, fooled by the juke, as Tatum went up strong for a one-handed slam over Simmons.
Tatum had 20 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth career double-double with at least 20 points scored in the victory. Gordon Hayward paced the Celtics with a game-high 26 points. Embiid led the Sixers with 23 points and 14 rebounds.