Entering Saturday’s contest against Orlando, the Dallas Mavericks were in need of a spark [...]
Having a child diagnosed with autism can be a challenging experience for a parent. Deron Williams knows this as well as anyone.
Three years ago, Deron was on the receiving end of that news, as he and his wife Amy learned that their son D.J. was autistic.
With the playoffs on the horizon and their seeding all but settled, it's hard to blame Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets for looking past Tuesday's matchup against the New York Knicks in the penultimate game of the regular season.
But New York made Brooklyn pay for looking ahead.
A little rest went a long way for Deron Williams.
After missing Friday night's game with what the team called right patella tendinitis, D-Will was back in the lineup on Sunday night as the Nets hosted the Orlando Magic and proved to be an important cog in the winning effort.
As reporters rushed to surround Brooklyn Nets rookie center Mason Plumlee after the first-year player's key block on Miami superstar LeBron James sealed Brooklyn's 88-87 victory over the Heat, teammates playfully jabbed at the team's only rookie.
Before the Brooklyn Nets departed the friendly confines of Barclays Center on Friday night, Deron Williams noted how well the team has been playing in front of their uplifting fans over a 15-game home winning streak.
In the same breath, D-Will surmised that the Nets needed to find a way to create their own boost for road games,. like Saturday's trip to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers.
Enter Kevin Garnett.
The Brooklyn Nets picked up their 15th consecutive home win on Friday night and Deron Williams continued to show a keen ability to contribute to the team's performance in a variety of ways.