BOSTON Robert Williams IIIAvailable for the Boston CelticsOn Sunday afternoon, they will play the opponent in Game 7 of the second-round playoff series. Milwaukee BucksHe may not play all of his usual minutes, if at all.
Ime Udoka, the Celtics coach, said Williams, who missed three of the previous games due to left knee pain, would be used “if necessary.”
Udoka announced that Udoka was available to play at his pregame press conference. “Hasn’t done a lot of basketball activity over the last week. The problem has been more with managing the pain. He's structurally fine, as I said. He will be able go. He is available to travel. He won't even start. We will continue with our regular rotation for the three remaining games without him. If necessary, we'll use him.”
The Celtics used Williams's services to replace him. Grant WilliamsIn the starting lineup Daniel Theisas the only large man on the bench.
Robert Williams is no longer with the Celtics. They have won two out of three, including Game 6, in Milwaukee. This will force Sunday's final game at 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC).
Udoka stated that they don't expect him to return to Game 7 to save us. It's more important that he is available, and he has improved over the course of the week. We'll continue to use him in our other rotations, but only when it is necessary.”
Williams underwent surgery on his left knee to fix the meniscus. Initial reports indicated that Williams had left knee pain from returning to play.
Udoka said that Williams' absence in Game 6 was due to a small bone injury, which he had sustained in Game 3 following a collision between Bucks star. Giannis Antetokounmpo.