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What do you get when you combine one of the greatest point guards to ever play NBA basketball with arguably one of the present-day game?s most talented point guards?

You get the Brooklyn Nets, of course.

With Jason Kidd taking over as the 18th head coach in Nets? history, it was inevitable that several questions from his introductory press conference would focus on Brooklyn?s All-Star point guard Deron Williams.

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NEW YORK ? In the NBA, it?s all about getting hot at the right time.

And Deron Williams right now is hot. In fact, he?s scorching hot.

Williams added to his recent hot stretch in Saturday night?s win over the Bobcats, pouring in a game-high 32 points on 11-of-18 shooting. For the second straight game, he tallied 20 points in the second half alone.

Tags: All-Star, brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, Columns, deron williams, dwill, joe johnson, pj carlesimo, Editorial Aside
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NEW YORK ? With the worst team in the NBA coming to town, the Brooklyn Nets were hoping that Saturday night?s game against the Charlotte Bobcats would be over early, especially with a tough stretch of three games in four days looming.

But despite the 105-96 victory, it wasn?t as easy as initially expected. The Bobcats showed up to play even though their season has been over for a while.

It seemed as though P.J. Carlesimo and the Nets? players were slightly frustrated with the overall effort ? especially defensively ? but will take the win on their home court.

Tags: brook lopez, Brooklyn Nets, deron williams, dwill, joe johnson, Nets, nets bobcats, pj carlesimo, Editorial Aside
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On Saturday night, the Nets were defeated by the Utah Jazz by a final score of 116-107.

The Skinny: Each team?s ?Williams? ? Mo for the Jazz and Deron for the Nets ? came out with hot hands, as both teams had a torrid offensive rhythm to start the game. Utah hit on 11 of its first 13 shots, and the Nets turned the ball over six times in the opening frame, which allowed the Jazz to open a five-point lead after one.

The ?Bench Mob? led by C.J. Watson and Andray Blatche came out with great energy to start the second quarter to help the Nets take the lead. But the Jazz remained hot from the outside to keep the game tight. The intense first half closed out with Brooklyn leading by two.

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On Friday night, the Nets defeated the Washington Wizards by a final score of 95-78.

The Skinny: Deron Williams drained six three-pointers in the first five minutes to score 18 points on Brooklyn?s 24-2 run to start the game. He later hit his seventh three of the first quarter and scored 23 of the Nets? first 31 points. The Nets led by 24 after the opening frame, as the Wizards shot just 6-of-24 from the field.

The pace slowed down considerably to start the second quarter, but Williams drained his eighth three of the half after reentering. He finally missed from beyond the arc but then started attacking the rim to pick up some points in the paint. He then hit his ninth three of the half to set a new NBA record for made three-pointers in a half, and he set a Nets? franchise record with 12 made field goals in a half. Brooklyn opened a 26-point lead at the break.

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Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

Deron Williams was once universally considered an elite point guard in the NBA.

It?s no wonder the Nets sacrificed a huge trade package to acquire him from the Utah Jazz and then signed him to a five-year, $98.7 million contract this past summer.

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Via Mike Mazzeo, ESPN New York

Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King confirmed Thursday that an MRI revealed point guard Deron Williams has bone spurs in his left ankle and probably will have to undergo offseason surgery to have them "cleaned up."

However, King downplayed the results and expects the injury to be "manageable."

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UPDATE 1:46 p.m.

Avery Johnson expects Williams to return in two practices, so it's looking like he will suit up for opening night.

The Nets are off from practice Sunday, so Williams is expected back on the court Monday.

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? Jim Mancari, SNYNets.com

With all the wheeling and dealing the Brooklyn Nets did this offseason, it?s almost easy to forget one of the team?s most important transactions: re-signing power forward Kris Humphries to a two-year, $24 million deal.

The 235-pound rebounding machine has been a major part of the Nets? offense the past two seasons, and he?ll once again be counted on this season to produce.

Tags: brook lopez, Brooklyn, Brooklyn Nets, Columns, deron williams, double double, dwill, gerald wallace, hump, joe johnson, kim kardashian, kris humphries, NBA, Nets, nets, new jersey nets, the big hump
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