Williams, who underwent meniscus surgery on the knee March 27, returned midway through the first-round series with the Nets was able to play in the first three games against Milwaukee. Coach Ime Udoka said the swelling that kept him out of Monday’s Game 4 has subsided, but the pain is persisting.
“Still has some soreness and is going to be overly cautious coming off of surgery until it’s pain free,” Udoka said, adding that the soreness affects Williams’ mobility (Twitter link).
Grant Williams will once again take his place in the starting lineup. The series is tied at 2-2.