Robert Williams had a funny reaction to painful groin shot in Celtics-Bucks

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Robert Williams had a funny exchange with trainers after groin shot originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

In a game filled with body shots and physical play, Robert Williams may have suffered the most painful blow.

Early in the second half of the Boston Celtics' Eastern Conference semifinal opener against the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday, Giannis Antetokounmpo's foot made direct contact with Williams' groin area.

Williams tried to play through the low blow but was in immense pain, and when Boston eventually called timeout, the Celtics big man dropped to the court before walking gingerly off the floor.

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Shots to the nether regions can be incredibly painful, but fortunately for Williams and the C's, his pain was temporary. It did lead to a funny back-and-forth between Williams and the team's trainers, though.

"The trainers were saying, 'Let's go to the back; you've got to check it out.' I'm like, 'Check out what?'" Williams told reporters Monday.

It appeared the Celtics initially didn't want to burn a timeout after Williams' injury, but head coach Ime Udoka finally rescued Time Lord to give him some much-needed recovery time.

"I needed like a minute. Ain't gonna lie," Williams said. "I needed a minute to just let the pain just process. But it's nothing."

While the Celtics lost 101-89 at TD Garden to fall into a 1-0 series hole, Williams showed signs of progress in his third game back from knee surgery. The athletic big man grabbed eight rebounds and blocked three shots in 22 minutes of action while playing strong defense on Antetokounmpo.

"I feel like I'm back to my normal self out there speed-wise and moving around," Williams added. "Thankfully the adrenaline in the game takes away from mentally thinking about (my knee)."

Note: NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Game 2 begins Tuesday at 6 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live.