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Rob Williams coming alive in the Toronto series

Celtics fans clamoring to get a Rob Williams sighting are getting their wish. Backup center, Enes Kanter has yet to see the floor in the first two games of the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, and Brad Stevens has opted to ride with Rob off the bench at the center spot. The Celtics are 2-0 in those games.


In the two games thus far, RWill has not missed a shot. He is a perfect 10-of-10 from the field in a total of 35 minutes over the two contests, adding nine boards, two assists three blocks - and an acceptable five fouls. He is contributing and making a difference (per CBS Sports Michael Kaskey-Blowmain):

"He's the only reason we were in the game in the first quarter," Celtics coach Brad Stevenson said of Williams after the game. With the way he's played so far, it seems safe to say that Williams will get more opportunities to put his imprint on the series



Williams' emergence at this juncture could not be more opportune for the Boston Celtics. It appears that Stevens has limited faith in Kanter providing the defense required to slow down the Raptors, and Brad is looking to Rob to accomplish that when Daniel Theis sits. For the five playoff games thus far, Rob's per-36-minutes stats show 14.2 PPG, 9.9 RPG, 3.1 APG, 1.9 BPG and a plus/minus of +4.3. He also averages 7.4 fouls per 36 minutes, but he only has five (total) over the past two games. He is coming alive at the right time.

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