Celtics’ Robert Williams III Nearing Return, Expected To Play vs. Nets

Celtics center Robert Williams III is close to a return and could play in Game 3 of the first-round series vs. the Nets, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.Robert Williams III

Williams has been out since March 27 with a torn meniscus. A “final determination (on when he returns) will be made on how Williams feels day-to-day,” Charania reported.

The Celtics hold a 2-0 series lead, with Game 3 slated for Saturday at Brooklyn. Game 4 will be held Monday, also in Brooklyn.

Williams, 24, is in his fourth NBA season. He appeared in 61 games this year, all starts, compiling career-high averages of 10.0 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.2 blocked shots.

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