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Grant Williams displays Ojeleye-like defense on Greek Freak - and adds solid offense

 With Marcus Smart out for Game 2, Grant Williams didn't get the start but logged 35 minutes and did a solid impersonation of Semi Ojeleye in his defensive coverage of The Greek Freak. The commentators continually stressed how Giannis Antetokounmpo could not get around or through GWill.


In the 109-86 win by Boston, Giannis managed to score 28 points but they didn't come easy. He shot 11-of-27 from the field and 1-of-4 from beyond the arc. 

When Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye were vying for one of the end-of-bench positions on the Celtics, I wrongly reasoned that it would be Semi that stuck. I was mistaken. Despite being an elite defender since his intro to the NBA, Ojeleye never developed a consistent offensive game.

But his former teammate, GWILL, has morphed into a solid defender with a consistent offensive game. Last night, he notched 21 points and shot 7-of-14 on field goals and 6-of-9 on 3-pointers - all while frustrating perhaps the best player in the entire League.

Expect to see more of this. The two main defenders of The Freak were Grant and Al Horford, who both did a fine job on the Human Freight Train. As Giannis goes - so goes his team, the Milwaukee Bucks

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