Former Vols in the NBA: Jan. 8 recap

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Four former University of Tennessee basketball players competed in the NBA Saturday. Another was inactive as he remains in health and safety protocols.

In Los Angeles, Memphis defeated the Los Angeles Clippers, 123-108, at Crypto.com Arena.

Rookie Keon Johnson played 11 minutes for Los Angeles. He had four points, three rebounds, one assist and one block.

Johnson was 2-for-5 from the floor and 0-for-2 from beyond the 3-point arc.

Yves Pons was inactive for the Grizzlies as he remains in health and safety protocols.

In Detroit, the Pistons defeated Orlando, 97-92, at Little Caesars Arena.

Admiral Schofield played four minutes and had one rebound. He was 0-for-1 from the field.

In Boston, the Celtics defeated the Knicks, 99-75, at TD Garden.

Josh Richardson and Grant Williams each appeared off the bench for Boston. Richardson played 30 minutes and scored 17 points. He also had two rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Richardson went 4-for-10 from the field and was 2-for-3 from long range. He made seven of his eight free throw attempts.

Williams had six points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist against the Knicks as he played 22 minutes.

He was 2-for-5 from the floor with all of his shots coming from beyond the 3-point arc.