Vintage Deron Williams Crosses Carroll, Scores 35 in GM4
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Down 2-1, the Nets’ Deron Williams broke out of a slump and went off by scoring a playoff career-high 35 points against the Hawks on Monday to even the series.
“We really needed to get this one to stay in the series,” he said, “and so it was definitely one of my better games this year for sure and probably as a Net.”
Williams only scored a total of 18 points (5 in games 2 & 3) in the first 3 games of the series and was averaging more rebounds (7) than assists (5.3). He also only had 3 3-pointers in the first 3 games and in GM4 he had 7 and went 4-4 in the final quarter.
“We understand and we know that Deron’s capable of doing that,” Hawks center Al Horford said. “You can only contain that type of player for so long. He had three not-so great games. He came out tonight and he was the difference.”