Williams will come off the bench for Saturday's Game 6 against the Bucks. Williams will return to a bench role with Trae Young (foot) back in the starting five after a two-game absence. In the first three games of the series as a reserve, Williams averaged 4.3 points, 1.7 assists and 1.0 rebounds in 14.3 minutes.
Williams notched 17 points (8-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt), five assists, two rebounds and a steal across 35 minutes in Thursday's loss against the Bucks. Williams got a second straight start with Trae Young (foot) sidelined, and while he cleared the 15-point mark for the second game in a row, it's also worth mentioning he turned the ball over a whopping six times. Williams' role for Game 6 remains up in the air, and his usage will be strictly tied to Young's availability, but he has already proven to be an effective scorer and ballhandler if the star floor general ends up being out once again.
Williams is in the starting lineup for Game 5 against Milwaukee. Williams will be making his second straight start in the absence of Trae Young (foot) for Thursday's Game 5 in Milwaukee. The 6-1 guard thrived in the new role during Game 4 when he put up 21 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and a steal over 35 minutes. He should continue to be the primary ball-handler and one of the go-to scorers alongside Bogdan Bogdanovic and Kevin Hueter while Young remains sidelined.
Williams recorded 21 points (7-9 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight assists, five rebounds and a steal across 35 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Bucks. Williams got the start at point guard and looked impressive, as he delivered his best scoring performance since April 20, when he scored 22 points against the Magic. This was just the second time Williams has scored in double digits during the current playoff run, though, and the availability of Trae Young (ankle) for Game 5 will determine what kind of role Williams will have going forward. If Young is out, the veteran will probably remain in the starting lineup, but if Young returns, then Williams will head back to the bench.
Williams will start Tuesday's Game 4 against the Bucks, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. With Trae Young (foot) sidelined, Williams will be handed the keys at point guard. In his 15 playoff appearances this season, the veteran has averaged 6.5 points, 1.7 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 13.1 minutes. He figures to see a significant uptick in workload for Game 4.
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