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Stuck at home, Celtics' Grant Williams casts his teammates in 'Space Jam'

Stuck at home, Celtics' Grant Williams casts his teammates in 'Space Jam'

Marcus Smart as the Tasmanian Devil? Jayson Tatum as Lola Bunny? 

With the Celtics self-quarantining amid the coronavirus outbreak, rookie Grant Williams popped in "Space Jam" and quickly came up with character comparisons for his teammates and the rival Los Angeles Lakers among the Tune Squad and the Monstars. He posted them in an Instagram story. 

If you're scoring at home, that's Smart as Taz, Tatum as Lola ("pretty boy JT," Williams calls him), sadly, himself as Daffy Duck, Jaylen Brown as Bugs Bunny, Kemba Walker as Michael Jordan ("calm, cool and collected"), Gordon Hayward as Granny ("Gordon as the old lady") and Tremont Waters as Tweety, 

And the opponents? 

"They're the Lakers, I guess," Williams says as the Monstars take the court. "You've got LeBron, AD [Anthony Davis], the short stuff is [Rajon] Rondo. Who's the fifth one? [Kyle] Kuzma's gotta be the green one, pink hair."

It's only Day 3 without games...hang in there, folks!


 

NBA Power Rankings: Lakers' big weekend creates separation at the top

NBA Power Rankings: Lakers' big weekend creates separation at the top

BOSTON — With several marquee matchups the past couple of weeks in the NBA, the gridlock at the top is starting to loosen up. 

Analytics-driven analysis has been the basis for many of the team comparisons as far as which teams are the best. 

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But the past week has seen many of the upper echelon teams square off, which has taken away some of the guesswork involved in determining the best teams.

Because of that, there is a noticeable shift at the top of the power rankings this week.

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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo could miss game vs. Celtics with knee sprain

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Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo could miss game vs. Celtics with knee sprain

The Boston Celtics may avoid Giannis Antetokounmpo when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday.

The Bucks announced Sunday that Antetokounmpo suffered a minor joint capsule sprain in his left knee during Friday night's game vs. the Los Angeles Lakers. As a result, he will miss at least the final two games of Milwaukee's current road trip.


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Antetokounmpo's status for the March 12 C's-Bucks matchup remains up in the air and will be updated later this week. It'll be the third time the Eastern Conference juggernauts have faced off this season, with both teams earning victories against one another in their two meetings.

Milwaukee currently boasts an NBA-best record of 53-10. Antetokounmpo is averaging 29.6 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 5.8 assists so far this season.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Thunder-Celtics, which begins Sunday at 5 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, followed by tip-off at 6 p.m. You can also stream on the MyTeams App.