Alan Anderson played for Michigan State in the 2005 Final Four. Deron Williams played for Illinois, losing to UNC in the title game.
Deron was flexing left shoulder briefly
Deron Williams did something to his left shoulder when he fell that last trip down. Keeps grabbing at it.
Deron throws a potential fastbreak basket into the stands. Lionel was not happy at this development.
Lakers down 30-19 after 1st Q. Lots of Brook Lopez (12 pts) and Deron Williams (9)
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams, who has been ill, outscore Lakers in the first quarter. Nets lead 30-19.
Deron Williams and Brook Lopez (21 combined points) outscored the Lakers (19 points) in the first quarter.
It's 2011 Deron Williams all over again. He already has nine points, but unlike four seasons ago, actually has a chance to beat the Lakers.
Brook Lopez and Deron Williams have a combined 15 points early. The Lakers have 11 total points.
Brooklyn has an early 13-9 lead behind 7 points from Deron Williams and 3 LAL turnovers for this afternoon game.
Deron is in.
Deron Williams is playing, Nets announce.
Nets say Deron Williams will play today against the Lakers.
Deron Williams will play today.
Nets say Deron Williams will play vs. Lakers today.
Deron Williams (illness) is a game time decision today.
Deron is a game time decision.
Don't get all the Enes Kanter hate. So he didn't like playing here. Neither did Deron Williams. But having them to trade made Jazz better.
Nets rule out Thaddeus Young for tomorrow's game. Deron Williams (illness) did not practice.
Deron Williams - 5 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 turnovers in 22 minutes. Nets went with Jack down the stretch.
Deron Williams through 3 quarters: 5 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds, 5 turnovers.
Five turnovers for Deron tonight. Brook has four himself.
Probably wasn't the right call, but credit to Deron Williams for taking a charge from LeBron on the break.
Deron Williams has already made the crowd ooh twice with dribble moves. (Neither ended in a basket.)
Deron Williams’s 14 assists breakdown: 8 - Brook Lopez 3 - Thaddeus Young 1 - Joe Johnson 1 - Bojan Bogdanovic 1 - Alan Anderson
Deron Williams with a terrific pass to Alan Anderson for a dunk, and the Nets once again lead 83-81 with 1:12 remaining.
Deron Williams has been finding teammates off PNR’s all game but can’t put a shot down. 2-for-9 tonight.
Deron WIlliams passed up an open 3-pointer for a contested long 2.
Five fouls for Deron Williams, who has played well in this one -- six points, 11 assists, six boards.
Deron picks up his fifth foul with 5:52 remaining.