Robert Williams III has actually been necessary towards the Boston Celtics’ success since late, especially on the protective side of the ball. After their Friday afternoon practice, Al Horford applauded The Time Lord for his ascension in the Celtics lineup in spite of fighting injuries throughout their opening-round series versus the Brooklyn Nets.
Al Horford on Robert Williams: “All the off the court stuff is what has really impressed me with him. He’s taken a huge leap just in this year” pic.twitter.com/QcSfh7Fyl4
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“All the off-the-court stuff is what has really impressed me with him. He’s taken a huge leap just in this year,” the 15th-year veteran stated. “So it’s a lot of credit to him, and the time he’s put in, and the work he’s put in is showing.”
In his 4th year in the L, Williams balanced a career-high 10 points, 9.6 boards, and 2.2 blocks per video game. While he’s just played in 4 video games because returning from a surgically fixed meniscus, Williams has actually been extremely effective in closing down the supremacy of Giannis Antetokounmpo, holding the Greek Freak to 0-for-5 in Game 1.
“Just trying to do as much as he can to help us. He knows how much we need him, and I was just really impressed with his consistency. And that just speaks to him all year; he’s been that consistent,” Horford continued.
The Time Lord and the Celtics will take on versus the Milwaukee Bucks for Game 3 in a 1-1 connected series in Milwaukee on Saturday.