Grant Williams On His Career-High Outing: ‘I Might As Well Take Advantage’

The Boston Celtics went off on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks to advance to their 37th ever Eastern Conference Finals thanks to a monster game from Grant Williams.

Williams finished the Celtics’ 109-89 Game 7 win over the Bucks by knocking down a career-high 7-18 three-pointers on his way to a career-high 27 points, on yet another career-high 10-22 shooting from the field. The Celtics hit a Game 7 record 22-55 triples for the night.

The former Tennesee Volunteer’s hot shooting night came during a timeout moments after Williams passed up an open three. To that point, he already missed five of his first seven attempts. During the next Celtics timeout, JaylenBrown subsequently gave Williams a pep talk where he insisted Williams shoot that thang to make himself a more significant threat from the perimeter.

Williams was timid early, missing 5 of his first seven 3-point attempts. It was a pep talk he got from Jaylen Brown during a timeout after Williams passed on an open shot that changed his mindset.

“For me, it was like; they’re encouraging it, I might as well take advantage,” Williams said. “Each one, as time got on, got more comfortable.”

The Celtics are now set to take on the Miami Heat for Eastern Conference supremacy. By the way, this will be the 37th time Boston has played in the conference finals, which is precisely half of the ECF appearances ever. The ECF series will begin on Tuesday in Miami.