Robert Williams blocks a shot from Tim Frazier. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics rookie Robert Williams entered last night's game with a grand total of 34 NBA minutes under his belt, spread over nine games.
But, with Al Horford and Aron Baynes out, the kid affectionately known by C's fans as "Time Lord" got his opportunity, and made the most of it.
Williams set career-highs with 7 points, 11 rebounds, 3 blocks, a steal, and a plus-13 rating in a win over the Pelicans and his idol, Anthony Davis. In fact, Williams even blocked the superstar Davis twice.
Robert, was that a big performance for ya?
"Obviously a confidence booster, but I seen a lot of stuff I gotta work on," he said.
Williams said he needs to get physically stronger, especially on defense.
Brad Stevens, what'd you think of the rookie?
"I thought Robert did a lot of good things," Stevens said. "When those guys are shooting jumpers and Robert's in the vicinity, you feel him. When you're shooting around the rim and he's in the vicinity, you feel him. I think he can improve a lot, but I think he did a really good job. Offensively, he was active, got some hands on some offensive rebounds, made a couple tip-ins, kicked it out. I thought he was good."
Davis said Williams did a good job, plays hard, and he'll keep getting better.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports