Deron Williams just hasn’t been the same player at Brooklyn that he was with Utah – the entire world knows what he’s capable of, which makes his indifferent and inconsistent performances all the more perplexing.
On Monday night, however, Williams turned back the clock and put on a show for the Barclays Center crowd. He finished the night with 35 points, 7 assists and 5 rebounds, as the Nets won, 120-115, tying their series with the Hawks after four games.
Post-game he spoke of the the support he’s received from the Nets coaching staff, and teammates.
“It means a lot. It’s definitely gratifying to have a game like this at this moment in time. I’m thankful, I’m definitely thankful. I had a lot of support the last couple days, a lot of prayers, definitely helped me out a lot,” Williams said. “I saw what he (Hollins) said. Somebody sent me a link (to the story). I thanked him after the game. It means a lot when you’re struggling like that and your coach comes out and defends you the way he did.”