Boston Celtics: 3 keys to winning Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks

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Boston Celtics big man Robert Williams has to be a factor (if he plays)

Robert Williams has been a non-factor so far in this series. Realistically, when he came back, we all thought he was going to be a big part of slowing down Giannis. But he hasn’t played in the past three games for the Celtics, and even when he was on the court, he wasn’t super effective.

Honestly? It doesn’t even look like the Celtics are missing Williams that much. Now, that’s not to say the Boston Celtics do not need the “Time Lord” for the long-term. They’ve just been able to survive without him right for the time being.

Williams is dealing with a bone bruise that he suffered in a collision with Antetokounmpo in Game 3. Bone bruises are tricky, so we don’t know what’s going to happen with Rob Will going into Sunday.

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He’s already dealing with swelling and soreness in the same knee in the aftermath of his meniscus surgery from a few months back. So this is the last thing the Celtics and Robert Williams need to deal with right now.

So will Williams play? I’d honestly be surprised to see him suit up. Coach Ime Udoka wants him to be 100 percent healthy and to be able to play without any pain in that knee.

However, if Robert Williams is ready to play; then all bets are off. Your rim protector comes back and you get more rebounding, which you desperately need against a tall team like the Milwaukee Bucks. And that may be the difference between winning and losing this series.