Posted March 09, 2013 on AP on Fox
Deron Williams sensed the disappointment from the crowd, strange as it seemed given how well he played. He gave the ball to the open man - just what a point guard is supposed to do. ''I thought they were going to boo me one time because I didn't shoot it,'' he said. In one of the best 3-point shooting nights in NBA history, who wanted to see him pass? Williams made an NBA-record nine 3-pointers in the first half, finished with 11 and scored a season-high 42 points to lead the Brooklyn Nets to a 95-78 victory over the Washington Wizards on Friday night. Williams made his first eight shots from behind the arc, became the first player in a decade to match the opposing team's score in the first half, and was one shy of the league record of 12 3-pointers as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted. He missed from straightaway with 1:08 left in the game, leaving him one shy of the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall. ''It kind of reminded me of my days when I fir...
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