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Celtics’ Robert Williams III to play in Game 7 vs. Bucks

May 7, 2022; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Milwaukee Bucks forward Bobby Portis (9) and Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) battle for a rebounbd during the third quarter during game three of the second round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III is available to come off the bench in Game 7 against the visiting Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday afternoon, coach Ime Udoka announced.

Williams, 24, missed the past three games of the Eastern Conference semifinal series due to left knee soreness.

He averaged 8.7 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 blocks through the first three games against the Bucks.

Williams sustained a torn meniscus in his left knee on March 27 and underwent minor surgery. He returned to action for Game 3 of Boston’s first-round series sweep against the Brooklyn Nets.

Williams averaged 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocks in 61 games (all starts) during the regular season, his fourth campaign with Boston since being drafted in the first round in 2018.

–Field Level Media