Williams tallied 13 points (6-15 FG, 1-5 3Pt), four rebounds and two assists over 32 minutes during Sunday's 125-104 win over the Spurs in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals. The veteran sharpshooter hadn't looked like himself over the last two games, going scoreless over 11 minutes in Game 3 and posting just four points in 18 minutes in Game 2. Sunday's effort was therefore a welcome sight, as Williams equaled his Game 1 scoring total while taking a series-high amount of shot attempts. The fact that the 30-year-old guard saw his highest allotment of minutes in the series certainly helped his cause, and he'll look to remain similarly involved when the Rockets travel to San Antonio for a pivotal Game 5.
Williams scored 22 points (7-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 6-6 FT) and added five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 33 minutes during Tuesday's Game 5 105-99 win over the Thunder. Williams was the Rockets' second leading scorer on a night when James Harden struggled to connect from anywhere other than the free-throw line. Williams has played at least 30 minutes in three games straight, and has scored double-digit points in every game during the playoffs. As long as his minutes stay elevated, he is a strong option in daily formats.
Williams scored 21 points (8-14 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT) while adding two assists, one rebound and one steal across 21 minutes in Wednesday's 115-111 victory over the Thunder in Game 2. Williams' efficiency resulted in the third-highest point total on the team in just over 20 minutes of action Wednesday night. He has made just six of his last 45 threes over his last nine appearances, so his 75 percent accuracy in Game 2 definitely was a good sign for Rockets fans. If Williams can find his shot, he should see a plethora of opportunities with most of the attention being put towards stopping James Harden.
Williams will play in Wednesday's regular season finale against the Timberwolves, the Houston Chronicle reports. Williams was one of several regulars held out of Monday's game against the Clippers, but the Rockets will have nearly their entire roster for the regular season finale, which they'll treat as a final tuneup for the postseason. Expect Williams to play his usual role of 25-30 minutes off the bench.
Williams won't play during Monday's tilt against the Clippers for rest, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. With only two regular-season games left after Sunday's tilt against the Kings, coach Mike D'Antoni will opt to rest Williams on Monday against the Clippers, likely hoping to keep him fresh for the playoffs. He's taken on an extended workload over the past seven games, averaging 29.7 minutes per game compared to his season average of 24.5 minutes per game. It's unclear at the moment whether or not he will be available for the Rockets' final game Wednesday against the Timberwolves, but fantasy owners should keep their eyes peeled in case Williams gets ruled out for the remainder of the regular season, effectively nullifying his fantasy value.
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