Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams smashed his head into the field during the fourth quarter of Boston’s 114-102 win over the Celtics. Philadelphia 76ers Friday night.
While fighting over a loose ball, Williams and Jaylen Brown ended up on the ground, causing Joel Embiid, the Most Valuable Player of 2023 to jump over the two players.
Unfortunately for Williams, Embiid didn’t clear the two and his foot hit the back of williams headcausing his face to crash into the ground.
«I was like, ‘Dang, I really got stomped on,'» Williams said after the game. «I’m just grateful that he didn’t quite like putting his weight on him. He definitely caught me quite a bit. But then I think he felt like he landed on something, so he lifted his foot. It hurts a little bit.» .»
Embiid apologized to Williams after he re-entered the game.
«That was a bit unpleasant», celtic guard Jason Tatum said.
The Celtics pulled away late in Game 3, getting timely baskets from Tatum and center Al Horford.
Tatum led Boston in scoring with 27 points, including seven points in the final 2:40 of the fourth quarter.
James Harden fought hard for the 76ers and is now 5-28 from the field in the last two games after scoring 45 points in Philadelphia’s Game 1 win.
«We’re trying to make him work as hard as we can,» Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said. «Trying to keep him away from the foul line. The guys are just working to get those things out.»
Game 4 will begin on Sunday at 3:30 pm ET.
Associated Press contributed to this report.