Grant Williams suspended for one game, NBA announces

Wednesday's NBA announcement banned Celtics forward Grant Williams for one game without pay.

Williams was tossed Monday night after contacting an official during Boston's defeat to Chicago.

The league says Williams was punished for "recklessly making contact with and directing disrespectful words at a game official" in a news release.

Williams will serve his ban during Friday's Boston-Cleveland game. 

Evan Mobley and Jarret Allen provide the Cavaliers one of the longest and most athletic front courts, making the Celtics a tough opponent.

Boston head coach Joe Mazzulla may have to use their reserves without Grant Williams, a big and floor spacer.

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