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Robert Williams gets standing ovation during debut for Celtics, then shows why they missed him

Orlando Magic v Boston Celtics

BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 16: Robert Williams III #44 of the Boston Celtics dunks as Bol Bol #10 of the Orlando Magic looks on during the first quarter at TD Garden on December 16, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo By Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

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Robert Williams is back with the Celtics.

After missing the first 29 games of the season following a second knee surgery, Williams made his season debut for Boston Friday night against Orlando. He was greeted with a standing ovation from the TD Garden crowd.

Then Williams made a few plays that reminded you how much they missed him.

Despite Williams’ return, the Celtics were down 10 to the Magic at the break after the home team played a sloppy first half.