Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 1/18/13
NEW YORK -- With the outcome of Friday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks still hanging in the balance in the final minute, the Brooklyn Nets made sure that they got the ball in the hands of their point guard, even if he had missed his last nine attempts from the floor, because Deron Williams hasn't missed a free throw in what seemed like a lifetime. Interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo had no idea that Williams entered the final 60 seconds having made his last 43 free throws. But Carlesimo knows now, after Williams made four clutch free throws in the final minute, leading the Nets to a 94-89 victory over the Hawks at the Barclays Center. "Deron did an excellent job making the free throws," said Carlesimo, whose record as head coach improved to 10-2 with the win. "We got good possessions and Deron protected the ball and made the shots." Williams, who had 24 points, including 18 in the first half, made all seven of his free throws Friday night, increasing his current streak to...
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