Williams may have had a sub-par first half of the season (in his eyes) but he is making a late run at an All-Star selection as a replacement for the injured Rajon Rondo.
Early in the season, Williams was the second-best point guard on the floor on most nights. Lately, that hasn’t been the case.
D-Will followed up a 27-point, 11-assist effort in Houston by pumping in 20 points and 9 assists in just 34 minutes, as the Nets rolled to a 97-77 victory over the hapless Orlando Magic on Monday night at Barclays Center.
"We needed this win," Williams said. "We needed to stop the bleeding."
Williams served as a one-man tourniquet in the first quarter. He had 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting and the Nets jumped out to a 30-20 lead. Other than their nine-turnover third quarter, it was mostly easy from there.
"It wasn’t my plan or anything," said Williams, who has scored 33 first-quarter points in his last two games on 12-for-13 shooting. "I just got going early."