Found January 04, 2012 on
CSNNE's Carolyn Manno has the scoop:
Deron Williams out for tonights #Celtics game with a rib bruise
Avery Johnson says Williams is day to day with ribs. Hoping to have him back on Friday
Williams just another injury to already depleted roster, Kris Humphries likely out with left shoulder tonight also
Williams hasn't exactly been lighting it up this year for New Jersey. He's shooting 36% and averaging only 6 assists per game.
The Nets are also without starting center Brook Lopez.
Should be an easy win for the Celtics.
BEST OF MAXIM
The Celtics game tonight against the Nets just got a little bit easier, as the Nets will be without star point guard Deron Williams. They'll also be without Kris Humphries. Mark Mazzeo reports for ESPN New York that Marshon Brooks will start in Williams place. Center Brook Lopez will also not suit up for the Nets.
Also, Jermaine O'Neal looks set to return to the court tonight...
Deron Williams has officially earned his wings. Immediately following a Nets game in New Jersey last week, D-Will was scheduled to hop on a Red Bull helicopter in NJ to fly over the west side of Manhattan for a party being thrown in his honor by Red Bull to officially welcome him to the family. [...]
Kris Humphries is averaging a double-double for the Nets.
New Jersey Nets point guard Deron Williams recently became a member of the Red Bull family, joining Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum, Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins, Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, and skier Lindsey Vonn among others. Red Bull’s cameras followed Williams from a game in New Jersey to a party in [...]
Nets power forward Kris Humphries will miss Monday night's game against the Pacers with a sore left shoulder, the team announced.
Deron Williams frustrated but Avery Johnson not worried
Also, MarShon Brooks gets first start in an NBA game
Five Pacers scored in double figures Tuesday night as Indiana utilized a balanced attack and a strong shooting night to down the New Jersey Nets 108-94. The Nets' record fell to 1-5 with the loss. Deron Williams scored a game-high 22 points.
Despite his team's 1-5 start to the lockout-shortened NBA season, Nets coach Avery Johnson isn't ready to lose faith just yet.
"This is not a dire moment for us," Johnson said after Monday night's 108-94 loss to the Pacers at the Prudential Center. "I am so encouraged . . there is no surrender. I am still just as excited about being the coach here, and...