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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics looks on against the Washington Wizards in the first half at Capital One Arena on April 09, 2019 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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UPDATE: The Celtics have ruled Williams out for Friday’s game against the Nets.

The Boston Celtics may be down a center for their Christmas meeting with the Brooklyn Nets, as Robert Williams has been downgraded to questionable due to an illness.

The team did not specify if this was COVID-related or not, but the fact that Williams is questionable and not straight-up ruled out of action would indicate that this is your run-of-the-mill illness.

With both Tristan Thompson and Daniel Theis in the starting lineup on Opening Night, Williams totaled four point and four rebounds, along with a block, in 12:28 of action in Wednesday’s 122-121 victory over the Bucks.

Williams joins an injury report that features centers Tacko Fall (eye), as well as guards Romeo Langford (wrist) and Kemba Walker (knee). All three of those players have already been ruled out of Friday’s tilt.

This will be the Celtics’ first regular-season look at the Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant tandem in Brooklyn, though the Celtics got a whooping of a look at the club in their preseason finale last week, as they outright dominated the Celtics.

The Nets come to town at 1-0 after handling the Golden State Warriors by a 125-99 final last Tuesday.

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