Celtics players react to Grant Williams’ first career 3-pointer

Williams was 0-25 on the season prior to the Monday night matchup.

Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter high-fives forwards Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)

It took 25 tries but he finally did it: Grant Williams hit his first NBA 3-point shot Monday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

With a little over four minutes left in the third quarter, Williams took a screen from center Vincent Poirier and knocked down his first 3-pointer over the outstretched arms of Larry Nance Jr. 


The Celtics bench went crazy for the rookie forward out of Tennessee, celebrating the shot on the sideline. 

Brad Wanamaker specifically can be seen rolling onto the floor to celebrate the shot. When asked about his celebration choice, Wanamaker said that everyone was supposed to join him, but that everyone forgot in the moment. 

Williams himself even enjoyed the over-the-top reaction from the bench after he made the shot.


Jaylen Brown even gave away the nickname the team had for Williams during his 3-point drought. 

The Celtics went on to win the game against the Cavaliers 110-88. Williams finished with three points and one rebound in 13 minutes.

Williams has played in 21 games so far in his rookie campaign, providing valuable defense and energy for the Celtics. His shooting has yet to come around, as Williams is currently shooting 25 percent from the field and averaging 2.1 points per game. 

The Celtics will head to Indianapolis Wednesday to take on the Pacers.  


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