Grant Williams keeps cool following Grayson Allen being ejected in NBA Summer League

Ryan Hannable
July 12, 2019 - 9:55 am
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Grayson Allen was at it again Thursday night when he was ejected after picking up two flagrant fouls against the Celtics in the NBA Summer League, both coming against Grant Williams.

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Williams kept his cool and didn't retaliate.

"(I laughed it off) a little bit,” Williams said to reporters after. "I joke around because where I grew up is different. So I was like, ‘Let me relax and go on and keep playing, just what my team needs.' "

The No. 22 overall pick added he respects Allen as a competitor.

"He’s a competitor," he said. “Don’t take anything personally. I’ve always thought of it as you wind up in the game, things like that happen. So you respect him, he’s a talented player. He’s a guy who did really great things at Duke, he’s good friends with a couple of my friends, so I didn’t take it personally. It was just a matter of competing on the court."

The Celtics will face Allen and Memphis again on Saturday in the quarterfinals.

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