Marcus Smart & Robert Williams both know what it’s like to play through injuries. Smart said after Game 3 that he’s constantly giving Williams words of encouragement.
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“I’m constantly talking to Rob, just from the simple fact that I know what he’s going through. He’s hurting, and even though he’s hurting, he still wants to get out and help his team. But at the same time, he’s thinking about his career. Like I just told him, ‘You know your body. You know what you can withstand and what you can’t. But just know, we’ve got a chance to do something special. There’s no guarantees that we’ll be back here. If you can go, we’ll take 20 percent of you better than none of you.’ He understood that, and he decided to go out there and put his big boy pants on and suck it up and go crazy.”