“It’s sore, but there’s no excuse,” the Nets guard said Wednesday. “I have to find a way to get through it.”
When the series shifts to Chicago for Game 3 on Thursday, all eyes will be on Williams, who will have not only the ball but the entire complexion of the series in his hands.
Pockets of empty seats at the Barclays Center. A healthy contingent of fans clad in the opponent’s colors. Was there supposed to be a playoff game in Brooklyn last night?
Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 12 rebounds, Joakim Noah gutted his way through a foot injury to make three fourth-quarter baskets, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Nets 90-82 on Monday night to even their first-round series at one game apiece.
“Now they probably feel like they’ve got their back against the wall and that’s how we’ve got to play,” Deron Williams said.
Strategically speaking, I can’t imagine a worse matchup — outside of Miami — for the Nets, who lost three of four to Chicago during the regular season.
The time for experimenting is over. P.J. Carlesimo has to play his best guys for as long as they can go.
Deron Williams scored 33 points and the Brooklyn Nets secured home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs with a 117-109 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.
At 46-32, many in the media are calling the Nets a dangerous team. Now if they can only get there en masse.
Deron Williams had 29 points and 12 assists to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 101-93 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
The Brooklyn Nets are used to getting a strong first-quarter from All-Star center Brook Lopez. On Tuesday night, they also got a big opening-period performance from Reggie Evans.
Carlos Boozer had 29 points and 18 rebounds, Nate Robinson made the go-ahead basket with 22 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls overcame a 16-point deficit to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-90 on Thursday night.
The Nets have little shot of moving up the Eastern Conference ladder.
“I don’t know, to be honest with you,” Johnson said in regard to when he’ll play next. “I’m gonna really take it one day at a time and see how I feel. I feel a lot better today than I did yesterday, so we’ll see.”
Brook Lopez is just like Deron Williams. He enjoys visiting Dallas, too.
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