“Celtics Are Thirsty For Success!”: Jaylen Brown And Al Horford Celebratory Spank Grant Williams After Beating The Heat In Game 5

Advait Jajodia
|Published May 26, 2023

Despite the 3-0 deficit, the Boston Celtics haven’t lost any faith. After clinching a Game 4 win, with momentum by their side, Jayson Tatum and co. went on to win a second straight elimination game. Grabbing a 110-97 Game 5 victory, the TD Garden was a happy crowd and so were the Celtics’ players. Forcing a Game 6, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford had a pretty hilarious way of celebrating as they headed to their locker room – spanking Grant Williams during his postgame interview.

Brown, who had a 21-point night on 50% shooting, was the first one to catch Grant by surprise with the spank. Just moments after the young forward whispered “Ouch”, Horford would go on to do the same. Only this time, the 36-year-old’s spank was much louder.

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NBA Twitter reacts to Grant Williams getting spanked by Jaylen Brown and Al Horford

As soon as the clip went viral on social media, NBA Twitter erupted with various reactions.

There were several users who hilariously stated how Williams must’ve felt “violated”.

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Another user jokingly mentioned how the 24-year-old would be mentioned on the team’s injury report for the upcoming clash following the spankings.

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Famous memes page @NBAMemes had a rather nasty innuendo stating that the Massachusetts-based franchise was quite “thirsty” for the win.

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Following a 14-point outburst in the previous outing, tonight, Grant only had 6 points. However, he gave Joe Mazzulla an exceptional defensive performance in the 26:49 minutes he played.

Can the Heat close out the series in Game 6?

Unlike any other instance in this playoff, Jimmy was not even the Heat’s top 3 scoring option tonight. Duncan Robinson, Bam Adebayo, and Haywood Highsmith recorded more points than Butler. Further, it was pretty evident that Erik Spoelstra’s boys were hurting without the services of Gabe Vincent.

As the series now shifts back to Florida, the Heat would want to get done with the Conference Finals at home. Losing a third-straight game and playing a Game 7 at the TD Garden is something that would be an idea that would actually haunt them.

For the Cs, their “nothing to lose” mentality has been rewarding. The motivated Celtics are aiming to become the first team ever to come back from a 3-0 deficit. And right now, they look like a team that can achieve it.

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Advait Jajodia

Advait Jajodia

A 20-year-old with a BBA degree specializing in marketing, Advait Jajodia is an NBA Editor at The SportsRush and a passionate basketball enthusiast. Advait has been immersed in the world of basketball since picking up a basketball at the age of 9. Excelling as a two-time national-level player, specifically as a point guard during the Golden State Warriors' dominant era, he draws inspiration from the electrifying style of Stephen Curry. Beyond the NBA, Advait finds joy in playing various sports, exploring intriguing conspiracy theories, and boosting his 2K rating to 99. He also holds admiration for athletes like Rafael Nadal, Virat Kohli, and Phil Foden, recognizing their exceptional skills.

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