WATCH: Celtics connect on awesome dunk vs. Raptors

Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Two of the top title contenders in the Eastern Conference are doing battle on Christmas Day. In the opening game of a huge slate, the Boston Celtics opened up a first-half lead against the defending champion Toronto Raptors.

That included this awesome play by the potential All-Star duo of Jaylen Brown and Kemba Walker in transition. Check out Walker dropping the ball to Brown, who threw down a roaring dunk.

These two continue to excel in their first season as teammates. This play is indicative of a duo that’s already on the same page.

It has the 20-7 Celtics looking to make a statement against the defending champs on national television.