Williams (coach's decision) didn't see the court during Tuesday's 114-111 win over the Pacers. Williams had been listed as probable due to a back sprain but didn't end up taking the court in this one. He continues to provide decent per-minute numbers when he is part of the rotation, but he rarely sees more than 10-to-15 minutes.
Williams is considered probable for Tuesday's game against Indiana due to a back strain. The issue doesn't look to be anything of genuine concern, though Williams has been banged up for much of the season. He's played in each of the last four games, however, seeing an average of 13.5 minutes off the bench in that span.
Williams turned in six points (3-5 FG, 0-2 FT), five rebounds, three blocks and one steal in 14 minutes off the bench Wednesday in the Celtics' 112-106 win over the Cavaliers. After a nearly three-month layoff due to a hip injury, Williams was cleared to play in the Celtics' overtime loss to the Rockets on Saturday, but he didn't see the court while Boston leaned on smaller lineups to better match up with Houston. Williams was able to find a spot in the rotation in Tuesday's overtime loss to the Nets, and his ability to play in the second half of the back-to-back set suggests the Celtics aren't overly concerned about his health at this point. Williams has shown the ability to put up some interesting defensive numbers on a per-minute basis during his two seasons in the league, but he's unlikely to push for 20 minutes most nights when both Daniel Theis and Enes Kanter are available.
Williams (hip) is unlikely to play much in Saturday's game against Houston according to coach Brad Stevens, Jay King of The Athletic reports. While Williams' isn't anticipated to have a large role Saturday, it appears as though he'll be made available, as expected. The second-year center hasn't played since Dec. 6 due to a lingering hip injury. In 19 games prior to suffering the injury, Williams was averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 blocks in 14.2 minutes per contest.
Williams (hip) is probable for Saturday's game against the Rockets, Tom Westerholm of The Springfield Republican reports. Williams was previously cleared to play, so his designation as probable might only be a formality. It's unclear what kind of workload he may carry in his first game back, but his presence will be useful for a Celtics team that is thin at the center position. In Williams' 19 appearances this season, he's averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.1 blocks and 1.1 assists in 14.2 minutes.
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