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Marvin Williams climbs the ladder for a wicked tomahawk jam

Marvin Williams showed that he still has some great hops in Monday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, using his incredible leaping ability to make a big-time play.

Immediately after Cody Zeller hustled his way for an offensive rebound, Williams would demand the ball looking to take advantage of a scrambled Celtics defence. It didn’t take long for the 30-year-old forward to make a play, bursting towards the rim, cocking the ball back, and slamming it down to cut the Celtic’s lead to 13-9 with 6:28 remaining in the 1st quarter.

The game would remain close for the most part, but Boston would end up pulling away – with a 17-point 4th quarter by Isaiah Thomas leading them to a 108-98 victory.

Williams had one of his best games of the season against the Celtics, finishing with a season-high 21 points on 8-14 FG, to go along with 4 rebounds in 29 minutes of action. Despite his team’s 5-game losing streak, Williams has played at a solid level – averaging 15 points on 47 FG%, and 5.2 rebounds in 27.6 minutes a game.

He’ll have a chance to help put an end to his team’s struggles on Wednesday night, when the Hornets take on the Portland Trail Blazers at home with tipoff scheduled at 7:00 p.m. EST.

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