Deron: “This is a team you envy because they’ve had a system, they’ve had a coach, had pretty much the same group of guys for a long time.”
Deron to reporters in San Antonio on Spurs: "It's a team you envy ... because they've had the same group of guys (+coach) for a long time."
Deron + Mirza: 18-35, 46 points. Rest of Nets: 16-56, 41 points.
Nets center Brook Lopez (4) was out-rebounded by Nets point guards Deron Williams (5) and Jarrett Jack (6).
Deron Williams is good at basketball.
The Nets other than Deron Williams and Mirza Teletovic are shooting 10-for-40 (25 percent) from the floor tonight.
Deron about to check in.
Deron is talking to trainer Tim Walsh and walking back and forth along the bench. Now takes a seat at the end of it, talks to Walsh again.
Deron is up trying to walk it off.
Tony Parker and Deron Williams banged knees, both wound up on the floor. Parker stays in to shoot free throws, while Williams goes to bench.
Deron comes up gimpy after banging his right knee, has to check out with 10:25 left in 3rd Q.
Deron Williams just went down and grabbed his knee. Got up and is limping. Looks like knee-to-knee contact.
Deron is limping.
Deron Williams has 12 points, three assists, & has easily been Brooklyn's best player. He, Teletovic, Lopez & Jack have 32 of Brooklyn's 36.
Deron Williams beard game is strong.
Looking forward to seeing a healthy Deron vs. Tony Parker.
Players averaging 18 points & 6 assists/game with at least .580 true shooting%: Chris Paul, Stephen Curry, Damian Lillard, Deron Williams.
Deron Williams looked gassed for most of the first three quarters, but he's turning it on when it counts. Huge fourth quarter so far.
Okay, now Deron Williams is loudly having a good fourth quarter.
Deron Williams quietly having a solid all-around game.
Deron Williams just broke Jeremy Lamb's ankles, gets to the rim for a layup and the Nets lead 86-83 with 6:40 left.
Nets have to get better shots than a contested midrange Deron Williams jumper with 13 on the shot clock.
For those asking, Deron Williams has a bit of a black eye after getting poked in the eye late in Wednesday's loss.
More than anything else, it shows how dangerous & long Giannis is. Could’ve easily blocked Deron’s shot and still contested Joe’s.
Deron said Giannis helping led to the pass to Joe. Hard to blame him since Giannis has 10-foot long arms.
Deron might have saw Giannis and that condor wingspan and thought better play was to pass to Joe.
Giannis' presence in lane convinced Deron to dish to JJ in corner, who got closed out on by...yep, Giannis.
Deron drove, looked like he could have taken it to basket and maybe draw a foul but he passes to Joe, who missed baseline shot.
I mean, you don't pass there, Deron. I'm just sayin'.
Deron just passed up what seemed like an open shot in the lane for a Joe off-balance corner shot ...
Who's going to draw the foul to get to the line for two? Deron? ... Yeah, I'll pick Deron...
Deron with a big three. Nets down 120-118...