Jaylen Brown came under the spotlight after giving Grant Williams a new nickname. Grant gave a stellar performance in Game 2, against the Milwaukee Bucks. In fact, Grant is well known for his challenging, physical game. Similarly, in Game 2, he made the two-time MVP winner Giannis Antetokounmpo work hard on every occasion, with some tough, physical defense.
In a similar fashion, Williams outdid all others to score 27 points. In the game, he made the three-pointer seven times, thereby helping the Celtics crush the Bucks 109-81. Thus, it really seems difficult now to imagine that when Grant Williams first entered the NBA, he missed the first 25 attempts of his career. His teammates at that time mockingly called him “Ben Simmons.”
His teammates even planned that they would “pass out” on the bench when finally Grant would score his first. Well, now it seems that they would have “passed out” 27 times in Game 7 alone!
After Williams led the Celtics into the Eastern Conference final, Jaylen Brown gave him a new nickname. Read the article to know more about this.
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Grant Williams seals Game 7 for the Boston Celtics
Grant Williams put up a great performance in Game 2 of the series against the Bucks. But after that, he had struggled for the rest of the series. Thus very few expected him to emerge as the hero of Game 7. But, Williams proved everyone wrong, as he exploded in the game and led the Celtics from the front. He finished the game with a glaring 27 points against his name. His stellar performance catapulted the Celtics into the Eastern Conference Finals.
In fact, Williams scored more points than Tatum and Antetokounmpo. Moreover, he made 181 three-pointers attempts in the match, succeeding in seven. Therefore, Williams now owns the league’s all-time record for most three-point field goal attempts. Previously, this record was held by Steph Curry. In fact, with Williams leading from the front, the Celtics finished the match with 22 three-pointers.
After the game, Celtics coach Ime Udoka said he asked Williams to keep firing, even after a few early misses. He further added that he told Williams that the Bucks were disrespecting him. He directed him to avoid the crowd and shoot the ball. Williams listened to this and the result is before us.
Jaylen Brown’s new nickname for Williams
Nicknames are not an uncommon thing for Williams. During his initial days in the NBA, his teammates mockingly called him “Ben Simmons.” Again, after a regular-season victory over the Denver Nuggets, he said that he wanted to be addressed as “Batman.” To this, Tatum said that he was unable to understand Grant’s comment. He praised Grant’s performance but didn’t want to call him “Batman.” He would rather call him Grant.
After Game 7, with Williams bagging 7 three-pointers, Jaylen Brown gave a new nickname to him. He called him Grant Curry, as Williams broke the record of Steph Curry for the most number of three-pointers attempts. Click the link below to watch Jaylen Brown’s comment:
Tatum however, issued a warning for Williams. He asked him not to get used to all that. He admitted that the Celtics were in need of that performance, and Grant stepped up to grab that opportunity. Tatum added that he is extremely happy for Williams. But he didn’t encourage Wiliams to used to the kind of nicknames that Jaylen Brown and others gave him.
Grant Williams helped the Celtics to reach the Eastern Conference finals by beating the Bucks in Game 7. Williams emerged as the highest scorer with 27 points. He also took 18 attempts for three-pointers, succeeding 7 times. Williams thereby broke Steph Curry’s record. This perhaps led Jaylen Brown to call him Grant Curry. But Tatum doesn’t want Williams to take all these seriously. He knows that a long career awaits Williams. Therefore he asked Williams not to get used to the nicknames that Jaylen Brown and others gave him. Perhaps he wants Williams to focus more on his game in the future.