Robert Williams questionable for Game 6

Boston Celtics: #NEBHInjuryReport for Game 6 vs Golden State: Robert Williams (left knee soreness) – QUESTIONABLE
sources: Twitter @celtics

What’s the buzz on Twitter?


Kurt Helin @basketball talk

Report: Celtics told Robert Williams playing through injury won’t make knee worse nba.nbcsports.com/2022/06/15/rep… – 7:01 PM


Jared Weiss @Jared WeissNBA

Rob Williams is listed as questionable with left knee soreness, as always in the finals. – 4:58 PM


KeithSmith @KeithSmithNBA

Robert Williams is once listed as questionable for Game 6 of the NBA Finals. – 4:54 PM


Jay King @ByJayKing

Robert Williams on the mood of the Celtics before Game 6: “Purposeful. Just knowing the areas we want to clean up in. Knowing the stuff we want to look at. Just staying together is the biggest thing. Not separating from each other.” – 2:20pm


Brian Robb @BrianTRobb

Rob Williams is shooting 88 percent in the NBA Finals but only has taken 18 shot attempts. The Celtics really need to start looking for him more on plays like this in Game 5, especially with the Warriors playing small so much. pic.twitter.com/aMkRPLcL655:01pm


Brian Robb @BrianTRobb

Celtics need to be better with their reads against Warriors defense. Sometimes the easy play is right in front of them as is case here with wide open Rob Williams under basket. Al Horford drove into traffic instead before kicking the ball out again. pic.twitter.com/NLhVvW7ltX1:28 PM


Law Murray @LawMurrayTheNU

Through 5 games in 2022 NBA Finals:
– Celtics outscoring Warriors by 31 points in 126 minutes with Robert Williams III on the floor (team-best for Celtics)
– Warriors outscoring Celtics by 42 points in 114 minutes with Robert Williams III off the floor (team-worst for Celtics) – 12:33 AM


Jay King @ByJayKing

Robert Williams said the two days between games has helped him a lot. Said he’s feeling good out there. – 11:56 PM


Brian Geltzeiler @BGeltzNBA

Strange decision substitution by Udoka. You play right into Kerr’s hands with Draymond out by matching up small with Robert Williams and Horford on the bench – 11:29 PM


Jeff Eisenband @JeffEisenband

Celtics are the most “I wish that guy was on my team” team.
Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III, Grant Williams, you wish all these guys were on your team. – 10:53 PM


Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA

Rob Williams has played the entire 3rd quarter. Usually they’d take him out first and go with Horford at C, but took out Al instead – 10:51 PM


John Hollinger @johnhollinger

A rare own goal for Robert Williams. – 10:46 PM


Michael Pina @MichaelVPina

rob williams is +15 and nobody else in the game is better than +6 – 10:44 PM


Tony Mejia @MejiaDinero

Two halves to a game but the Celtics are embarrassing tonight- outside of Robert Williams- everyone shrinking. 2Q +.5 a loser. Boston playing like a bunch of losers. – 10:13 PM


Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA

Horford -20, Rob Williams even. But I just don’t think Rob can play more minutes. Had 12 in first half, maybe they can ramp that up a little in the 2nd. – 10:11 PM


Andrew Sharp @andrewsharp

The finals is Andrew Wiggins vs Rob Williams, just like everyone expected. – 10:04 PM


Nate Duncan @NateDuncanNBA

If Udoka thinks Rob Williams can play more minutes, he should be out there. Warriors just get too much at the rim unless he’s out there, even if the spacing is better with Horford. – 10:03 PM


James Boyd @RomeovilleKid

Lol I know Jayson Tatum ain’t got the nerve to pout after that awful pass. That’s on YOU not Robert Williams! 😂- 9:45 PM


DaltonJohnson @DaltonJ_Johnson

We talk about Robert Williams’ health a lot and understandably so. His toughness is unquestioned. I don’t know how he’s doing this on that hurt knee – 9:45 PM


CJ Holmes @CjHolmes22

Man if Draymond would’ve thrown down that dunk over Robert Williams III… – 9:44 PM


Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Robert Williams down on the ground for a bit after trying to contest Draymond Green’s fast-break dunk. Williams eventually helped up, and he’s still trying to gut it out. – 9:44 PM


Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

Tatum looked awful on that wild shot, but part of the problem is that Robert Williams didn’t make himself available for a roll or slip pass. That, plus the Warriors’ low man is sinking in off the corner very early. – 9:43 PM


Tas Melas @TasMelas

Robert Williams impact – Steph uncharacteristically just throws his body at him in hopes of a foul. Nice no call, stripes! – 9:39 PM


Connor Letourneau @Con_Chron

END OF Q1: Warriors up 27-16 on the Celtics. Golden State has looked good, sure, but Boston also just has been totally out of rhythm. It doesn’t help that Robert Williams III doesn’t look right. He’s so important to what they do. – 9:39 PM


A. Sherrod Blakely @ASHerrodblakely

Robert Williams foul with 0.2 on the game clock, and Ime Udoka’s tech…horrible way for the quarter to end for the #Celtics who finally showed signs of life near the end of the first. Steph missed the tech, Wiggins made second of two FTs, lead 27-16 after 1Q. – 9:37 PM


Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA

. @Jared Weiss noted Robert Williams’ tendency to keep his hands down off the ball. theathletic.com/3361968/2022/0…
Cost him there. – 9:35 PM


Jay King @ByJayKing

Just a rough mishap there for Robert Williams. Likely sends Andrew Wiggins to the line at the end of the quarter (they’re reviewing now). Now Ime Udoka has picked up a technical foul. Unclear whether the Celtics’ pets’ heads are also falling off. 9:34 PM


Jared Weiss @Jared WeissNBA

Tatum scores on a middle drive, pull-up and a cut on his first three possessions back in the game to give the Celtics some points. Celtics close out the quarterback on an 8-2 run before a Rob Williams foul at the buzzer turns into a tech for Udoka on top of the 2 free throws. – 9:34 PM


Jay King @ByJayKing

Tatum with three straight buckets against this small warriors group, then Robert Williams gets a putback layup. Warriors really missing Looney here at the end of the first. – 9:32 PM


Jared Weiss @Jared WeissNBA

Rob Williams made huge strides this year defending with his feet and not fouling, but he needs to learn next year how to use his hands. When to get a hand up to contest, how to push on hips without fouling, blocking shots to teammates to spark transition, all the little things. – 9:31 PM


Jay King @ByJayKing

The Warriors are extremely small here with Kevon Looney in foul trouble. Andre Iguodala at center, Gary Payton guarding Robert Williams, Steph and Poole both in the backcourt. – 9:30 PM


Marcus Thompson @ThompsonScribe

GP2 is on Robert Williams after waiving off Iguodala – 9:30 PM


Matt Steinmetz @SteinmetzNBA

Did I just see Celtics try to bring ball up with Robert Williams and Al Horford handling? – 9:16 PM


Anthony Slater @anthonyVslater

That’s already as many points as Draymond Green scored in the two Boston games. Snuck a lefty layup past Robert Williams and then fooled him with the fake DHO and attack for a dunk. Williams seems a step slower early. – 9:15 PM


KeithSmith @KeithSmithNBA

Celtics starters for NBA Finals Game 5:
Robert Williams
Al Horford
Jayson Tatum
Jaylen Brown
Marcus Smart
Warrior starters:
Draymond Green
Otto Porter Jr.
Andrew Wiggins
Clay Thompson
Stephen Curry- 8:32 PM


Mark Murphy @Murf56

Per Ime Udoka, Rob Williams will receive his usual minutes ration tonight. – 7:51 PM


Mark Medina @MarkG_Medina

Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Robert Williams III will start with his normal minutes – 7:29 PM


Tim Bontemps @Tim Bontemps

The Celtics say Robert Williams is available and Ime Udoka says he will play his normal allotment of minutes. – 7:29 PM


KeithSmith @KeithSmithNBA

Ime Udoka says Robert Williams will start and will play his normal minutes in Game 5. – 7:28 PM


John Karalis @John_Karalis

Robert Williams is in and starting, as expected – 7:28 PM


Jay King @ByJayKing

Robert Williams will start and be available to play his normal minutes, per Ime Udoka. – 7:28 PM


Jay King @ByJayKing

Robert williams is officially available tonight, per the Celtics. – 7:27 PM


Brian Robb @BrianTRobb

Celtics announce Rob Williams has been upgraded to available for Game 5 – 7:27 PM


marc stone @TheSteinLine

The Celtics say Robert Williams is available to play tonight’s Game 5. – 7:23 PM


KeithSmith @KeithSmithNBA

Robert Williams is available to play in NBA Finals Game 5, per the Celtics. – 7:23 PM


Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach

Robert Williams is available, per Celtics – 7:23 PM


Jared Weiss @Jared WeissNBA

Rob Williams is available tonight, Celtics announce – 7:23 PM


Stephen Noh @steph noh

If I’m a Celtics fan, I’m very worried about Rob Williams’ knee. The broadcast missed it, but he pointed to Udoka and asked out of the game after this sequence.
Watch him in the two possessions after the play. He was dragging that leg. pic.twitter.com/tN5P4zUn8W5:16 PM


Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA

“I’ve seen something special in this group”
@Boston Celtics Center Robert Williams (@Robert Williams) tells @TermineRadio & @EddieJohnson why he’s playing through his knee injury
#AllAbout18 #NBAFinals
Hear every minute of Game 5 tonight at 9 PM ET https://t.co/AYipQpeyBw pic.twitter.com/wm8ghsOVxm1:32 PM


John Karalis @John_Karalis

Standard Celtics injury report: Robert Williams questionable with left knee soreness – 7:45 PM


Tim Bontemps @Tim Bontemps

The Celtics once again say Robert Williams is questionable for Game 5 with left knee soreness. – 7:43 PM


KeithSmith @KeithSmithNBA

Robert Williams is once again listed as questionable for NBA Finals Game 5. – 7:43 PM


Sirius XM NBA @SiriusXMNBA

Can Robert Williams win Finals MVP?!?
@talkhoops & @Amin Elhassan think he has as good a case as anyone 🏆
#NBA Finals | #AllAbout18 pic.twitter.com/ozundqIsBj5:43pm

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