Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 2/20/12

Deron Williams made a statement with his game. He said “welcome to the big boy table Jeremy Lin, this is how we do it here.” Or maybe “I’m getting sick of hearing about Linsanity, let’s silence it.”

The New York Knicks lost for the second time in the Lin era falling to the rival New Jersey Nets 100-92. Williams scored a season high 38, with eight 3s and 6 assists, absolutely putting a clinic on the international media sensation. And you might have seen this coming, given how D. Will reacted to questions about Lin a few days ago:

From Deron Williams of the Nets is sick of Linsanity. (h/t Big Lead)

“Why would we get excited about the Knicks? We’re 8-21, I’m worried about us, not what Jeremy Lin’s doing,” he said.

“What phenomenon?” Williams asked.

Finally, after the fifth question about Lin, he cut off the subject.

“Ya’ll got anything about tonight? Anything that’s relevant with us?”

After the game, Deron Williams admitted to the media he circled this date on the calendar, which was supposed to be highlighted by the return of Carmelo Anthony. Melo finished just 4-11 with 11 points. Lin led the Knicks with 21, but shot just 7-18 from the floor. He added 9 assists and 7 boards.

 

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