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WATCH: Grant Williams hits first career 3-point shot, Celtics teammates go wild

WATCH: Grant Williams hits first career 3-point shot, Celtics teammates go wild

For the first time in his young NBA career, Grant Williams has hit a 3-point shot.

On Monday night in the second half of a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Williams was able to drill a 3-point shot. He took the ball off an inbounds pass from Gordon Hayward, hung at the line, and then elected to shoot the ball over Larry Nance Jr. The ball grazed the back rim on its way through the hoop.

And Williams' teammates were elated for the rookie, as you can see via the Celtics on NBC Sports Boston Twitter.

Williams had taken 25 fruitless 3-point shots in 20 games to kick off his NBA career. The 22nd overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft had made 32.6 percent of his 3-point shots in his final collegiate season at Tennessee, but he was struggling to find the range at the pro level.

Through his struggles, his teammates supported him, though some also poked fun at him with amusing nicknames. But when he did drill his first make, they were all there waiting on the bench to support him.

Perhaps that 3-ball will spark a little bit of a run for Williams. Sometimes, all it takes is one ball going through the basket to get a guy going.

And at the very least, his 3.8 percent mark from behind the arc should only get better as his rookie season continues.

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Celtics' Enes Kanter posts hilarious, spot-on Tacko Fall impression

Celtics' Enes Kanter posts hilarious, spot-on Tacko Fall impression

Enes Kanter remains on top of his TikTok game.

The Boston Celtics center took a break from eating marshmallows off a treadmill to share his hysterical impression of teammate Tacko Fall.

Watch his latest masterpiece below:


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That's about as accurate as it gets.

As much as it seems Kanter is making the most of quarantine life, he's itching to get back onto the court. He recently expressed concern about the NBA season potentially getting cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, which especially would be crushing since the C's are in the mix for a title.

You can hear more from Kanter in the latest episode of "The Enes Kanter Show" below:

Former Celtics star Paul Pierce wants in on virtual game of HORSE

Former Celtics star Paul Pierce wants in on virtual game of HORSE

A virtual game of HORSE? The NBA certainly is trying to get creative amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The NBA and ESPN are working on televising a HORSE competition involving "several high-profile players," according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The competitors would take shots from their home gyms and have to match those of other players. 

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Will one of those "high-profile players" be former Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce? It's possible, and he wants in on the competition.

The 10-time All-Star actually could make a splash in the competition -- he shot 44.5 percent from the field and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc in his 19-year NBA career. 

If the 42-year-old ends up competing in the competition, the only thing going against him would be his age. However, if he's anything like Tom Brady then he'll be just fine. 

With the NBA season on pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a HORSE competition could be pretty fun to watch.