Somehow there's a worse way to lose a game than losing
two free throws in a tie at the end of regular time. As
Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams found out, you might
have been talking nonsense before it was wrong. Monday's
road trip against the Cleveland Cavaliers was tough
enough for Boston as they lost three of their last four games
and trailed 15 points in the second and third quarters. The
Cavaliers were in double figures at 4:15 in the fourth minute
but tied and tied games in the closing seconds at 109-109.
The Celtics had the ball in the 5th minute. Eight seconds
remain for Donovan Mitchell's two equalizing free throws.
He created two potentially game-winning free throws for
Williams, who has had an 86.4% free throw percentage
over the past two seasons. The game should have been
over for Boston, and Williams knew it because he sounded