Even the best-laid plans go awry when you're too excited about your teammate making his first career 3-pointer.
Celtics rookie Grant Williams finally hit a deep ball Monday night in the third quarter of Boston's win over the Cleveland Cavaliers, ending an 0-for-25 spell to begin his NBA career and causing his teammates to go wild on the bench.
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) December 10, 2019
It was a hilarious celebration for a cool moment -- but not the celebration the Celtics had planned.
Backup point guard Brad Wanamaker told the Boston Sports Journal's Brian Robb what should have happened after Williams' first 3-pointer.
Talked to Brad Wanamaker about him passing out on bench after the Grant Williams 3. He said the original plan was for the whole bench to pass out after the 3 but everyone else forgot in the moment.
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) December 10, 2019
If you watch the video, Wanamaker actually stuck to the plan and "passed out" on the sideline, but the rest of his teammates were too excited (shocked, perhaps?) to remember to follow suit.
We appreciate the effort, Brad.
According to Williams, his teammates' celebration also included some colorful language.
"A lot of it was graphic," Williams told reporters when asked what the Celtics were yelling at him after his 3-pointer. "Especially Carsen (Edwards), you know. But outside of that, it was a good moment, just because they were celebrating me."
It helped that the C's were cruising to a 110-88 win over the Cavs, giving them full latitude to celebrate Williams first deep ball however they wanted.
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Celtics had a terrific celebration planned for Grant Williams' first 3-pointer originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston