MILWAUKEE Boston CelticsForward Robert Williams IIIit is still possible to play Game 6 against the Milwaukee BucksDue to left knee soreness.
Ime Udoka, Boston coach, said that the soreness does not stem from the surgery he had last month to fix the meniscus in his knee. Scans showed that there was a slight bone bruise.
“He had his knee scanned, and everything structurally is fine.” After Friday's shootaround, Udoka stated. “Looks fine. Although the swelling was less severe, he felt some discomfort and soreness. It was revealed that he still has a small fracture to his bone from the collision he suffered in Game 3. He's structurally fine, it's just that he has soreness and swelling.
For the two previous games against Milwaukee, the Celtics haven’t had Williams and split those contests. They trail the Bucks by 3-2 going into Game 6.
When Bucks forward asked Williams if it was a collision, he replied “Yes.” Giannis AntetokounmpoIn Game 3, Udoka answered “Yes” but quickly added “Giannis ran into it.” He then smiled wryly underneath his mask, before answering the next question.
Udoka stated that Williams' absences were caused by the current injury.
Udoka stated that there are no issues with the surgery. “It was just that particular hit that he took.”
Williams, who had knee surgery, returned to the first-round series against The Brooklyn NetsIn Games 3 and 4, he was on the bench during both matchups. He was back in the starting lineup against Bucks.
Grant WilliamsRobert Williams has been replaced in the games by Grant Williams, although smaller rosters have had success. Grant Williams played 56 minutes during the guard duties in the two previous games. Derrick WhiteOver that time, he played 66 minutes.
White reported that he spoke with Robert Williams. Williams said he feels good, but also knows that he is waiting for permission to return to his team.
White declared, “Rob is special.” White said, “Rob's special,” and he has been repeating it for the past year. He does what no one else does in the league. It's great to have him on the field. He always does a great job for us when he's out there.”