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Grant Williams Reveals He Started In The Second Half Because Robert Williams Was In The Bathroom: “I’m Good To Go, Throw Me In There.”

Grant Williams Reveals He Started In The Second Half Because Robert Williams Was In The Bathroom: “I’m Good To Go, Throw Me In There.”

One of the most important players for the Boston Celtics is Robert Williams III. The big man has become one of the most reliable centers in the NBA and is a big part of the Celtics' incredible defense.

Williams provides incredible rim protection for the Celtics and helps clean up on the boards and get the Celtics stars out on the fast break. But last night, the Celtics surprisingly started Grant Williams over the Time Lord in the second half.

But there was a reason for this and it is quite funny. Grant Williams was asked about starting over Robert Williams III in the second half.

He noted that he got the nod over Williams because Williams was in the bathroom, and he offered to play in his place until Robert Williams returned. Grant Williams joked that he was there to have Robert Williams back, and allowed him to return at his own pace.

"No (it was not by design). He was in the bathroom I think. I just said I'm good to go, throw me in there. And we started out there... Rob came back in at I think 6-7 minute mark. Just there to have his back."

The Celtics were able to dominate the Miami Heat, stifling them on the offensive end en route to a massive victory. This win in Game 5 puts the Celtics in the perfect position to reach the NBA Finals, as they just need to win another game against the Miami Heat.

The Celtics have been spectacular throughout this playoff run, with their sensational defense allowing them to find so much success this run.

The Celtics will rely on Robert Williams III for the rest of their playoff run, however long that may be, and considering how well he has played so far, they won't have to worry about him underdelivering.