Trying to guess Robert Williams’ availability for the Boston Celtics has been a mystery shrouded in mystery so far during the NBA playoffs. And today’s status update won’t bring much more clarity.
Ahead of tomorrow’s Game 6 against the Miami Heat, the Celtics have released their new injury report. Williams was ruled “questionable” for the game due to pain in his left knee.
The Celtics were 26 minutes clear of Williams in Game 5 — the second most he has played in nine playoff games to date. He had six points, ten rebounds and three blocks in yesterday’s win over The Heat.
Williams isn’t the only Celtics star whose status is unknown, however. Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart is also in doubt with a right ankle sprain. He was limited to 23 minutes in Game 5.
Substitute striker Sam Hauser has already been ruled out.
The Boston Celtics are one win away from returning to the NBA Finals for the first time in over a decade.
Meanwhile, the Miami Heat has proven unable to go toe-to-toe with Boston when the Celtics are rolling on all cylinders.
At this point, it appears the injury blunder is more likely to bring down Boston than Miami. But we’ll find out one way or another in Game 6.
Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals is this Friday.