Celtics forward Grant Williams’ trash talk epically fails as he misses clutch free throws in Boston’s loss
Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams had a famous last word moment in Monday night’s overtime loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
In the fourth quarter, Williams had a chance to give Boston the lead and probably the win with less than 1 second on the clock. Williams was fouled on a shot and assured Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell that he would make both shots.
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The game went into overtime and Cleveland would take the 118-114 victory.
“He gave us both, but I didn’t take out Marcus Smart for the tip and I’m thinking about that,” Mitchell said after the game. “Thank God he missed them and we won.”
Mitchell played in 47 minutes and scored 40 points on 14-of-34 shooting. He had 11 rebounds and four assists. Evan Mobley scored 15 points and grabbed 17 rebounds in 41 minutes. Lamar Stevens came off the bench and added eight points and eight rebounds. Stevens was plus-18 at the time of the game.
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Cleveland coach JB Bickerstaff gave a lot of credit to Stevens after the game. Stevens entered the game as Cleveland trailed by 14 points, but he made the most of his minutes.
“We couldn’t possibly win that game without Lamar,” said Bickerstaff. “He changed the tone, the physicality, the effort.”
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The win took Cleveland to 41-26 on the season and Boston fell to 45-21. The Celtics were two games behind the Milwaukee Bucks in the race to the top of the Eastern Conference standings. Cleveland is in fourth place, 6.5 games behind Milwaukee.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.