Former Vols in the NBA: Dec. 31 recap

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Four former University of Tennessee basketball players competed in the NBA Friday.

In Boston, the Celtics defeated Phoenix, 123-108, at TD Garden.

Grant Williams started at forward for Boston and played 35 minutes. He finished with 15 points, four rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block.

Williams was 6-for-11 from the floor, 0-for-3 from beyond the 3-point arc and 3-for-3 from the free throw line.

Josh Richardson came off the bench for the Celtics and logged 33 minutes. He had 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.

Richardson was 5-for-10 from the floor, 2-for-4 from beyond the 3-point arc and 7-for-7 from the free throw line.

In Toronto, the Raptors outlasted the Los Angeles Clippers, 116-108, at Scotiabank Arena.

Keon Johnson played 14 minutes, finishing with four points, two rebounds and two assists. He was 2-for-4 from the field and 0-for-1 from beyond the 3-point arc.

In Memphis, the Grizzlies defeated San Antonio, 118-105, at FedEx Forum.

Rookie Yves Pons played six seconds and had no stats.