Former Vols in the NBA: March 6 recap


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One former University of Tennessee basketball player competed in the NBA Sunday. Another did not play due to a coach’s decision.

In Boston, the Celtics outlasted Brooklyn, 126-120, at TD Garden.

Grant Williams played 18 minutes, coming off the bench for Boston. He had two points and three rebounds against the Nets.

Williams, a two-time Southeastern Conference Player of the Year during his career with the Volunteers, was 1-for-6 from the floor and 0-for-3 from beyond the 3-point arc.

He was the No. 22 overall selection by the Celtics in the 2019 NBA draft.

In Houston, the Rockets defeated Memphis, 123-112, at Toyota Center. Rookie Yves Pons did not play for the Grizzlies due to a coach’s decision.



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