Originally posted on Brooklyn Balling  |  Last updated 3/9/13
D-Will was simply fascinating tonight, scoring 23 points in the first quarter (on 7-7 shooting from three) and ending up with 42 on 11-16 three-point shooting   Magical. Using that term is just one way to describe just how incredible Deron Williams played tonight, just a few hours after he was called the 17th-most atrocious contract in the NBA by BIll Simmons of Grantland, a noted and consistent Nets-basher. Starting from opening tip, one could tell it was D-Will's night, like it was last season in his 57-point performance vs the Bobcats and 38-point masterpiece vs the Knicks at MSG. At Barclays this evening, he hit his first eight shots from the field, with seven of those coming from beyond the arc. Those shots accounted for a nearly-perfect first quarter in which he scored 23 points, outscoring Washington by nine and manifesting in a 38-14 Nets lead. As D-Will would space out his points for the rest of the game--eventually setting a NBA record for threes in a...
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