Celtics

Grant Williams new owner of a Game 7 record for 3-point shooting

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Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry has the league's all-time record for 3-point field goals, but he no longer possesses the record for most 3-point attempts in a Game 7.

The new owner of that mark? That would be Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams, who had the game of his life in a 109-81 win over the Milwaukee Bucks to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals.

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Williams had 27 points -- his most in a game, regular or postseason, since he was at the University of Tennessee -- and went 7 of 18 from beyond the arc, shattering Curry's previous record of 15 attempts from deep in the seventh game of a postseason series.

Williams' seven makes from 3-point land in a Game 7 matched an NBA record co-owned by Curry, as well as former Celtic Marcus Morris. Curry went 7 for 15 in a 101-92 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game 7 of the 2018 Western Conference Finals.

For Williams, it was his first time leading the Celtics in scoring, too. 

The Batman was busy throughout the afternoon for the C's, even trying to infiltrate a Bucks huddle in the first half. He scored the first points of the game, a 3-pointer from the corner, overcoming a brief cold stretch to keep on firing from deep and propelling Boston to a battle with the Miami Heat in the conference finals for the second time in the last three seasons.

 

Williams, who shot a career-high 47.5 percent from 3-point range during the regular season, reacted to news he'd broken Curry's record after the game: