Deron Williams excused from morning shootaround, expects to play in Game 4 vs Celtics
Tonight, the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers will host the No. 1 seeded Boston Celtics inside Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Currently, the Cavs are leading the series, 2-1.
After this morning’s shootaround at the Cleveland Clinic Courts, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reported that Cavs point guard Deron Williams was excused from practice due to an illness. Despite his ailment, the crafty ball-handler is expected to be available for tonight’s game.
Deron Williams missed shootaround with an illness. #Cavs say he should be fine for tonight's Game 4
— Marla Ridenour (@MRidenourABJ) May 23, 2017
Through Cleveland’s 11 outings in the 2016-17 NBA Playoffs, “D-Will,” as Williams is known, has averaged 5.2 points, 2.8 assists, and 1.3 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game.
Game 4 is slated to tip at 8:30 p.m. tonight on TNT.