July 5, 2012 |
Deron Williams is staying with the Nets. The all-star point guard tweeted Tuesday night that he "made a very tough decision today" and posted a picture of the new team logo that accompanies the Nets' move from New Jersey to Brooklyn. A person with knowledge of the decision said Williams told the team he was accepting its five-year contract worth $98 million. Williams, the top free agent available, chose to stay with the Nets over signing with his hometown team, the Dallas Mavericks.
January 26, 2012 |
WHEN ASKED to name his favorite point guards of all time, one of the first names that rolls off the tongue of 76ers guard Jrue Holiday is Deron Williams. Williams cemented his legendary status in Holiday's mind last night as he torched the 76ers for 34 points and 11 assists to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 97-90 overtime win, handing the Sixers just their second loss at home in 11 games. Though it took Williams 28 shots to post his point total, it was the clutch timing of his makes that did in the Sixers, who fell to 12-6 overall.
March 10, 2013
Deron Williams made an NBA-record nine three-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 in New York. Williams made his first eight shots 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 NBA record of 12 threes as the Nets opened a huge early lead and coasted. He missed with 1 minute, 8 seconds left, leaving him one shy of the record shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.
December 27, 2009 |
Last night wasn't quite what the 76ers had in mind. They were hoping for something they rarely have done this season: play well. The NBA schedule provided a natural break, four days between games, four days to breathe before the start of this trip. In that time, the Sixers were hoping they had crossed a bridge away from the disaster that was the first third of the season and toward something better. It didn't happen last night. Last night, the losing continued. At a sold-out EnergySolutions Arena, the Utah Jazz defeated the Sixers, 97-76.
July 11, 2012
Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about being NBA teammates four years ago during the Olympics. Now Williams knows there's speculation that it could happen soon. He's aware of reports that Orlando and Brooklyn are trying to arrange a trade - possibly involving two other teams - but he's not paying too much attention to that. "There's been a lot of rumors over the last year as far as he's concerned, so early on I concerned myself with it, but lately just let it play out and whatever happens, happens," Williams said Monday at training camp for the latest Olympic team.
January 4, 2013
Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points, J.R. Smith kept up his surge with 20, and the New York Knicks snapped the San Antonio Spurs' seven-game winning streak with a 100-83 victory Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Notable: Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller, a former Sixer, scored the 15,000th point of his NBA career on a mid-range jumper in the first quarter against Minnesota, becoming the eighth player to score that many and dish out at least 7,500 assists. Late Wednesday On Sunday, the Los Angeles Clippers were the hottest team in the NBA, extending to 17 games a winning streak that was the talk of the league.
December 26, 2009 |
The next time the 76ers play at the Wachovia Center, their season will be 33 games old. Yesterday, the Sixers flew to Utah. Tonight against the Jazz they will begin a trip that spans four states, covers 10 days, and includes five games. The Sixers are 7-21. The Jazz are 16-13. The Sixers should be rested. They have played only one game - a loss at the Washington Wizards - in the last six days. On Wednesday night, the Jazz lost to the Miami Heat, 80-70. Earlier this season at the Wachovia Center, the Jazz, then without starting point guard Deron Williams, defeated the Sixers, 112-90.
March 22, 2012
Nene had 22 points and 10 rebounds in his Washington debut, and the Wizards defeated New Jersey, 108-89, in Newark on Wednesday, in a game marred by ejections of the Nets' all-star point guard Deron Williams and head coach Avery Johnson. Williams and Johnson were tossed by referee Josh Tiven with 5 minutes, 18 seconds left in the third quarter for arguing a non-call on a Williams drive to the basket. Tiven appeared to call all four technical fouls, getting Williams first and then the coach after his best player was ejected.
February 5, 2012
Al Jefferson scored 18 points, Paul Millsap had 16, and Earl Watson keyed a game-clinching 14-0 fourth-quarter run to help the Utah Jazz beat the visiting Los Angeles Lakers, 96-87, Saturday night. Watson scored eight points and had six assists in the fourth quarter as the Jazz beat the Lakers for the first time in three tries this season. Lakers coach Mike Brown received two quick technicals and was ejected with 8 minutes, 34 seconds to play after he went ballistic and charged after official Zach Zarba following a Laker turnover.
December 15, 2005 |
Utah Jazz rookies Deron Williams and Robert Whaley have been cited for giving false names to police officers investigating a bar brawl in Park City, Utah, for which they otherwise would not have faced any charges. Williams, a starting point guard, and Whaley, a little-used center, were cited with one count each of providing false information, police Lt. Rick Ryan said yesterday. The brawl was started by Denver Nuggets fans who recognized the duo, and involved eight to 10 people.