With pretty much everyone of note sitting last night (Kyrie, Hayward, and Horford) there were plenty of minutes to go around. Enter Robert Williams AKA Time Lord, who got his first taste of legit NBA time with 26 minutes last night and boy did he put on a show. The Time Lord finished with 7 points and 11 rebounds, but for a young, raw player he was a force on the glass. Before last night Williams hadn’t played more than 8 minutes in any game this year so it was great to get an extended look at the 1st round pick. He was even a couple of inches away from being No. 1 on SportsCenter as he muffed an alley oop attempt. The highlight of the night for my young neighbor in Brighton though was this absolutely devastating block of arguably the best player in the game Anthony Davis.
What a block by Robert Williams on Anthony Davis 👀#Celtics ☘️
— Boston FanVille (@BosSportsExtra) December 11, 2018
Davis still finished with 41 points so nobody was shutting AD down, but that block was Williams making a statement. He actually had 3 blocks on the night as he made his presence known.
The best thing about the Robert Williams block of Anthony Davis may be that the rookie didn’t go for the initial hesitation fake. That’s a basketball instinct thing, and it speaks very well of the kid.
— Steve Bulpett (@SteveBHoop) December 11, 2018
The kid can play and he may be the “rim defender” the Celtics have been looking for all these years.