Celtics injury update: Boston Robert Williams III questionable for Game 3; Heat’s Lowry, Tucker may play

The Boston Celtics’ relative health heading into Game 3 against the Miami Heat just took a hit at exactly the same moment that the Heat are looking like they will have two key players back in the fold who were looking doubtful heading into the first game on Boston’s home court of TD Garden.

Saturday afternoon, the Celtics revealed that big man Robert Williams III had been downgraded to questionable with soreness in his left knee — the same one he had operated on to repair a torn meniscus in March. Earlier in the morning, Miami head coach Erik Spoelstra revealed that both PJ Tucker (knee contusion) and Kyle Lowry (hamstring) would warm up “with the intention to play” earlier in the day after the team’s shootaround.

While there is no guarantee either Lowry or Tucker will be healthy enough to impact winning, the same could be said for Timelord if his knee is bothering him enough to be downgraded thus.

And for two teams who depend on these players to play as the best version of themselves, the availability or lack thereof for any of this trio will have a notable effect on Game 3.

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