It Was TACKO TIME for the Celtics vs the Wizards

Tacko Fall has been patient as anyone awaiting his chance to prove himself as an NBA player. The Boston Celtics have held back their big man, as they work on all facets of his game. Friday night against the Washington Wizards, the Celtics and their fans got a first hand glimpse at how good he could be!

The 7-foot-5 Fall was running the floor, he was blocking shots, he was setting picks, and he was cramming it down. Fall played 19 meaningful minutes against the Wizards and finished with four points, eight rebounds and three blocks as the C's beat the Wiz 116-107.

After the game, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens had this to say about Tacko Time:

I thought he was great tonight. I thought he in a lot of ways changed the game there when he came in in the first quarter it was back and forth," Stevens said after the game. "One of the things we were missing without those guys here is some physicality and some rim protection. He provided both of those things in a big way, so I thought he was terrific. We just singled him out in the locker room. I couldn't be happier for the guy. He goes from undrafted to two-way to still on a two-way but like last year in the bubble, didn't dress half the time ... All he does is smile. He's a great teammate, as good as I've been around, and he works. He is just a -- he's a good one, for sure. And I'm really happy for him.

Here's some highlights from the big man as Celtics fans hope this is just the beginning. Given they will be without three of their bigs, get prepared for Tacko Fall to rise up!

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