What makes the Sixers especially dangerous in transition isn’t just Ben Simmons and his decision making — although it helps — it’s the ability of their trailing bigs to make plays. Dario Saric is at his best on trail threes from straight on.
And Buddha help the poor soul in the paint if Joel Embiid is trailing the play, gets the pass and goes for the dunk.
Which is what happened to Aron Baynes of the Celtics in the first half.
That is the definition of nasty.
The detonation of Baynes came during a 13-0 Sixers run that pushed them to a 51-48 halftime lead.