Deron Williams came alive for Brooklyn, scoring 28 points on a career-high 84.6% shooting (11-of-13) with four assists, three rebounds and three steals.
Williams has grabbed at least one steal in 15 straight games, the longest current streak in the NBA. But after the game, all the locker room could talk about was a certain fourth-quarter play, when Deron did something he hadn't done all season.
D-Will looks like D-Will again, and thank goodness for that. For the second straight year, Deron has come alive in the second half, and it's great to see him go airborne, even if some people thought his form was a little rusty.
"We're debating if that was a dunk, said Jason Kidd. "I have to go look at the tape."
Mason Plumlee was a little more diplomatic, noting that Deron's attempted to flush it home a few times now, and it still counts even if it wasn't pretty.
"I’m gonna give it to him," Plumlee said. "He’s gone up about three times now with great courage. ... It rattled in, so he didn’t get the flush, but he got the dunk. There’s a difference. [But] he got the dunk."
We probably won't see D-Will participating in the dunk contest any time soon, but it was a nice reminder of the player he can be when he's healthy, and he's looking quite spry of late. When Deron Williams plays like this, the whole team rolls.