NEW YORK (AP) — Center Robert Williams is ready to play for the Boston Celtics on Saturday night time in Game 3 of their first-round sequence in opposition to Brooklyn after lacking almost a month with torn cartilage in his left knee.
Celtics coach Ime Udoka mentioned Williams was accessible to play about 20-24 minutes off the bench Saturday night time. Williams began all 61 video games by which he performed through the common season.
Williams, one of many league’s greatest defensive facilities, averaged 10 factors, 9.6 rebounds and a pair of.2 blocks through the common season. He missed the ultimate seven video games together with his knee harm.
Udoka mentioned Williams has felt good after his scrimmage periods and met each benchmark to be cleared to return with the Celtics holding a 2-0 lead within the sequence.