BOSTON — The Boston Celtics dominated Robert Williams III out of Monday’s Recreation 4 in opposition to the Milwaukee Bucks with left knee soreness.
Williams had not appeared on any of Boston’s harm stories however coach Ime Udoka mentioned Williams tried warming up pregame and felt the soreness was an excessive amount of.
“He had some soreness as we speak,” Udoka mentioned. “Simply type of flared up. Got here out of nowhere. He didn’t really feel something yesterday or in the course of the recreation. It wasn’t an incident. Just a bit flare up, it bought irritated making an attempt to warmup.”
Williams tore the meniscus in his left knee in late March and didn’t return to the lineup till Recreation 3 of Boston’s first-round collection in opposition to the Brooklyn Nets.
In opposition to Milwaukee, Williams returned to the beginning lineup and has began all three video games.
Udoka mentioned that it’s not sudden that Williams would have soreness due to the surgical procedure and he’d had basic soreness between video games however this time is extra pronounced.
Udoka mentioned he didn’t count on Williams to bear any additional testing however was hopeful he’d be able to go for Recreation 5 in Boston on Wednesday.
“You’d count on so,” Udoka mentioned when requested about Williams’ potential availability. “He’s had some pure soreness. … it’s anticipated to settle down and he can get again on the market for subsequent recreation.”
Within the Bucks collection, Williams averaged 8.7 factors, 5.7 rebounds and a pair of.7 blocks per recreation. He missed a while in Recreation 3 after getting hit within the head with an elbow from Bucks ahead Bobby Portis.
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With Williams out, Boston will begin Grant Williams in his place.