Deron Williams knocks down 11 3′s to lead Brooklyn Nets to victory
On Friday night, the Brooklyn Nets beat the Washington Wizards 95-78.
Deron Williams was the star of the night with 11 3-pointers and a season-high of 42 points, reports the Associated Press. His first half, with nine 3-pointers was a NBA record. He was short one 3-pointer to tie the league’s record for most 3-pointers. Williams had four before the Wizards even scored a single basket.
Reggie Evans might not have had the best scoring night with 11 points but he made up for it with 24 rebounds.
The Wizards’ best scorer, Bradley Beal, was out with a sprained ankle. John Wall was leading scorer against the Nets with 16 points. Williams’ hot streak created a large buffer for the Nets.
Once he cooled off, the Wizards started to come back. The New York Times reports that with nine minutes remaining in the game the Wizards were only down by 13 points. However it was not enough for the Wizards because Williams came back out and made sure the Nets won.
Nets’ coach P.J. Carlesimo knew that he needed Joe Johnson, Williams and Brook Lopez to play well and effectively for them to win.
He said, “We need that 50-something as a bottom line, and then you can get up to the mid-90s a little easier. When one or two of them are struggling, it gets very tough for us.”
With the way Williams was playing only one player was needed and the other two sat and watched his night unfold.