Celtics forward Grant Williams has been suspended one game following his ejection Monday, the NBA announced Wednesday afternoon.
He’ll sit out when the Celtics host the Cavaliers on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
A release from NBA Communications said Williams “recklessly” made contact and directed “inappropriate language” toward an official in the Celtics’ 120-102 loss to the Bulls. He won’t be paid while he’s suspended.
The following was released by the NBA. pic.twitter.com/52Bh8RfBSt— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) October 26, 2022
The incident occurred with 8:58 left in the fourth quarter. Here’s a look at the play:
In Williams’ absence, Sam Hauser, Luke Kornet and Blake Griffin are all candidates for an increase in minutes.
Williams is averaging a career-high 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in a career-high 24.8 minutes per game.