In game 5 (10-point loss): Rob Williams played 30 minutes, scored 10 points/8 rebounds/2 assists, and had no blocks, steals, or turnovers. But he was a +11, the only non-garbage time Celtic to be positive. The Kornet krew were a +6 in one minute. In the other 17 minutes, the Celtics as a team were -27.
In game 4 (10-point loss): Rob Williams played 31 minutes, scored 7 points/12 rebounds/4 assists/1 steal/2 blocks/no turnovers. He was a +6, which led the team. Tatum was a +1, Brown and Pritchard were even, and everyone else was minus. In the 17 "not Rob" minutes, the Celtics were -16.
In game 3 (16 point win): Rob Williams played 25 minutes, scored 8 points/10 rebounds/0 assists/3 steal/4 blocks/no turnovers. He was a +21, to lead the team. The Kornet krew was even in 2 minutes. In the 21 "not Rob" (and not garbage) minutes, the Celtics were a -5.
In game 2 (19 point loss): Rob Williams played 14 minutes, scored 2 points/2 rebounds/1 assists/0 steal/2 blocks/no turnovers. He was a -6, to lead the team in non-garbage time, which came early in this game. (Nesmith was a +10 over the game's final 10 minutes. In the 24 "not Rob" (and not garbage) minutes, the Celtics were -23.
In game 1 (12 point win): Rob Williams played 24 minutes, scored 8 points/6 rebounds/0 assists/1 steal/4 blocks/2 turnovers. Rob was a -1. The Kornet krew was -3 in 1 minute. In the 23 "not Rob" (and not garbage) minutes, the Celtics were a +16.
Game 1 does not fit with the others. But since game 1, the Celtics are +33 in 100 minutes with Rob, versus -71 in 79 minutes without him. Add in game 1 and the numbers arer still pretty striking: +32 in 124 minutes with Rob, -55 in 102 minutes without him.
Celtic series MVP (of a team trailing 3-2 after 5)... Rob?