Boston Celtics

Apr 23, 2023; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) goes to the basket behind Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the first half during game four of the 2023 NBA playoffs at State Farm Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

When Robert Williams is at his best, the Celtics are a very hard team to beat.

Williams certainly was at his best on Sunday night.

The Timelord turned in a forceful performance in Sunday’s Game 4 victory over the Atlanta Hawks, leading the Celtics to a 3-1 series lead with an impactful game on both ends of the floor. He earns the nod as The Sports Hub’s Player of the Game in the Celtics 129-121 victory.

Williams put up a double-double, tallying 13 points with 15 rebounds. He added two steals, two blocks, and three assists before fouling out of the game with less than a minute to play.

After the Celtics were outrebounded by 19 in Game 3, head coach Joe Mazzulla opted for his double big lineup for a large portion of Game 4. Williams played 29 minutes, 10 more than he played on Friday, and helped the Celtics win the rebounding battle 49-42.

His presence also helped clear the way for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, who each added 31 points in the winning effort.

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