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Robert Williams available to return to Game 6 vs. Heat after suffering hand injury

Boston’s big man suffered a hand injury in Game 6.

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Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III grits his teeth after being fouled while grabbing an offensive rebound as Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid walks away during the second quarter of Game 7 of the 2023 NBA playoffs at TD Garden.
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Update: Williams is available to return, so the Celtics avoid a bit of a scare with his hand injury. We’ll see if he’s limited in any way, but he’s not one of Boston’s top offensive options so his impact on that front won’t be felt as much. However, his defensive presence is still important for this team to force Game 7.

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams went to the locker room in the second quarter of Game 6 Saturday against the Miami Heat with a hand injury. It’s unclear exactly what caused the injury, but this is a big development for the Celtics if Williams is unable to return or is limited in the contest.

Williams eventually did come back to the bench, which is a good sign for the Celtics. He has been solid so far in this contest with seven points and two rebounds in nine minutes of play. More importantly, he has helped create second chances for Boston and also made some good defensive plays to negate some easy baskets for the Heat.

We’ll see how the hand impacts Williams, but it looks like he’s going to be able to return to the game. The Celtics are trying to get this series back to Boston for Game 7, while the Heat attempt to close things out Saturday.