Robert Williams III took over the Celtics-Warriors game last night and made it to the Boston Celtics which they are happy with. His box score was fairly modest, except for four blocked shots which were 13, 10 rebounds that looked like 27 and three steals that looked like eleven-scilion. He was the new and differently attractive Dremond Green, and won the Boston 116-100 in Game 3 of the best 3 of the NBA Finals around him.
And it wasn’t just a drama, or a shot, or a moment. It was the way your eyes were blindfolded and at first reluctantly and eventually pulled with interest in what he was going to do with the Warriors. He changed the shots, blocked the shots, interrupted the shooting decision and reconstituted the shooting. He was allegedly given a dog on a toy leg but on Wednesday it appeared he could drive a tractor motor with his leg. He just did Accessories The Warriors were at first confused and eventually frustrated, so much so that Golden State’s traditional third-quarter Blitz also failed to control the actual game. The 12-point margin in Game 1 and the 16-point margin in Game 2 versus minus-19 are seldom understood, but everything makes sense to see Williams as the best new and young version of Green.
Oh, there were other Celtics. Jason Tatum, Jillian Brown, Al Harford, Marcus Smart (especially Marcus Smart), and Grant Williams all had an exemplary night in a game that was able to convince most neutral observers that Boston was indeed the Golden State. But it was Bob Williams the Younger Younger who grabbed your face and claimed that you would enjoy the way he showed the Warriors. Old Not the exact word, but discombobulated is surely. He was the instigator who did not need green as foil; He only thwarted the Golden State at the sub-atomic level and showed them why this series would be a practice of off-brand cruelty. A series that won at the edge still has to be won, and among all the winners on Wednesday night was Robert Williams, a 100-watt bulb that painted a forest full of insects.
His gammy leg is still a problem, and Friday marks a game in the series that doesn’t allow a 72-hour recovery. But his knees are probably healing on their own as we talk, and the idea that he could be the next Dreammond Green in the game must encourage him because it encourages Celtics fans who got their money’s worth last night if they don’t come to see. A revenge fight over Game 2. There is no need for Celtics under Ime Udoka. The wider the fairway, the better the approach shots, so they did not declare war on Green for its well-respected gift to deviate from it বরং rather, they became active, persevering, and mobile, pleasing Green with winning Game 3 on the margins. . They won decisively in the battle of turnover and offensive rebounding, and Tatum, Brown and Smart were a common curry game, a vintage clay game and a clear guidepost for denying the Golden State Third Quarter.
But the eye test, which may not always be a deposit, but may be the most inspiring, led indefinitely to Williams the Youngest, who saw that the Celtics played with a dazzling and restlessness were not in Game 2 and were only a quarter of Game 1. . He played twice as much as Game 2 with five times more impact. He now has as many blocked shots as he has taken (10) and spaced those blocks for maximum impact, one in each quarter of the two Celtic victories and one in the first and third quarters of Game 2 (he didn’t play) in the fourth quarter of Garbagefest). He forced you to watch and the Warriors could avoid their eyes, and now the series demands a response from the three-time champions if it can be so full and nutritious that only a suitable seven-gamer can deliver.
And that response must come with the knowledge that Boston has a Dreammond Green of its own, a defined player who can distinguish two otherwise equal teams, something that no one thought he could have at this stage: one who defines the terms that will be the rest of the game. .