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Williams: Proving time

Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff  April 7, 2010 08:37 AM

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Doc Rivers sees the Glen Davis-Shelden Williams dynamic working something like Davis and Leon Powe when they pushed each other last year. Williams doesn't see himself doing anything different from the past four moths: working and waiting while his time on the floor has been sporadic at best.

"Honestly, I've been doing the same stuff I've been doing since I've been here," Williams said. "Whether my name is called or not I've still got to go out there and prepare whether it actually happens or not. As of right now, it's all words. Until something changes, it's been like this my whole professional career. People talking this and that but until I see it actually change I can't feel anyway about it. I'd rather see action verses words anyday."

Williams played 23 minutes against Sacramento, the most he's played since November. Then scored 11 points in 11 minutes against San Antonio. Rivers played him just two minutes against Cleveland and none last night against the Knicks. Davis went for eight points and five rebounds in 16 minutes against Cleveland and 12 points and two rebounds against the Knicks. Rivers said he thought about going more with Williams in the Cleveland game.

"They push each other," Rivers said. "I think it's healthy and I think it's really good for our team. The year we won it, we had Leon and Baby and you look at that whole run, they went back and fourth. One played two or three games in a row and one would struggle, then the other one would come in and try to demand his minutes. That's basically where those two are at.

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