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Boston Celtics without Kemba Walker, Robert Williams vs. Brooklyn Nets

May 25, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket against Brooklyn Nets power forward Blake Griffin (2) during the first quarter of game two of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker and big man Robert Williams were ruled out for Sunday night’s Game 4 against the visiting Brooklyn Nets due to injuries.

Walker has been dealing with a bruise in his troublesome left knee, while Williams is battling a sprained left ankle.

Walker aggravated his knee during Game 2 of the first-round series. Williams was injured in Game 3, which Boston won 125-119 to cut the Nets’ lead to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

Walker scored just six points on 3-of-14 shooting in Game 3. He missed all seven of his 3-point attempts.

Walker is averaging 12.7 points in the series but is just 3 of 17 from 3-point range.

“He’s not a guy that likes to miss, especially with the anticipation of getting back in this series,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said of Walker.

Williams played just six minutes on Friday before exiting. He stood out in Game 1 when he had 11 points, nine rebounds and nine blocked shots. The rejections were one shy of the NBA postseason record.

–Field Level Media