The Celtics have formally downgraded Robert Williams from uncertain to out vs. the Miami Warmth tonight as he offers with left foot turf toe. Clearly, this comes on the heels of the workforce ruling out Jaylen Brown for the remainder of the 2020-2021 season with a left scapholunate ligament tear. He’ll have wrist surgical procedure later this week and is taking a look at a 3-6 month restoration time that ought to make him accessible initially of subsequent season.
Williams didn’t return after halftime of Sunday’s matinee. Head coach Brad Stevens mentioned afterward, “too uncomfortable to maintain going. It might be gametime selections daily. We might have to take a seat him — I don’t know what the deal is true now. However that’s clearly one thing that we’re going to should handle as a result of I feel I performed Tristan (Thompson) about fifteen straight minutes there within the second half. So, there some challenges forward with that.”
After tonight, Boston will head to Cleveland to face the Cavaliers in a back-to-back recreation. Relying on tonight’s end result, the Celtics nonetheless have a chance to keep away from the play-in event, however a loss in opposition to the Warmth all however seals their postseason destiny. Boston is at present two video games behind Miami and Atlanta within the loss column and wouldn’t have neither tie break in the event that they completed the 12 months with an identical information.