Boston Celtics starting center Robert Williams apparently tweaked his knee late in the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the NBA Finals. The left knee has been a constant problem for Williams, who’s now questionable for Game 5, per the Celtics’ Twitter account on Sunday.
Head coach Ime Udoka gave the latest on Williams’ health to reporters on Sunday, heading into Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Monday night.
“[Williams is] doing better, the day off, the rest, equaled with [Sunday] and [Monday], optimistic he’ll be good to go,” Udoka said. “But we’ll test it before the game, as usual.”
Williams was also asked about the injury.
“Feeling good,” Williams said Sunday. “A little sore, but on the side of the better days.
“To be honest, I don’t even think about [my knee] anymore when I’m on the court. Been playing almost the whole playoffs basically. Obviously, it’s tough to deal with, but I don’t really think about it on the court. I guess you could say my adrenaline is carrying me, thankfully.”
Williams is averaging 6.3 points, 7.5 rebounds 1.3 steals and three blocks in 23.8 minutes during the Finals. Game 5 tips off at 9 p.m. ET on Monday night at Chase Center in San Francisco, airing on ABC. You can listen to the game on the radio with Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with pregame coverage at 8:30.