How injuries around the NBA could affect the Celtics

Robert Williams isn’t the only key NBA player dealing with an injury during the playoffs

Many others are in a similar position, and some have bleaker outcomes than Williams – who is expected to return either Saturday for Game 3 or Monday for Game 4

Here’s a closer look at the injuries around the NBA and how they could potentially affect the Celtics

Ben Simmons - Nets point guard Ben Simmons (back) said he’s pain-free, and it appears he could return either Saturday or Monday against the Celtics – with Monday’s Game 4 as the more likely outcome

We’ll just be happy to have Ben playing,” Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters. “We’re not here sitting and counting the minutes until Ben’s back. If he’s ready, he’s ready. If he’s not, he’s not. We want him to play when he’s ready to play

Khris Middleton - Bucks forward Khris Middleton, who often seems to play well against the Celtics, is out with an MCL sprain after slipping on a wet spot in Game 2 against the Bulls

He’ll be re-evaluated in two weeks, which means the series with Chicago could potentially go longer than it otherwise might have

Middleton would likely be back for at least part of a possible Celtics-Bucks series, but it’s possible he won’t be at full strength

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