The Brooklyn Nets got the best of the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night, and part of the reason for that was Deron Williams winning some of his one-on-one battles with Chris Paul. Williams, who is rounding back into form after missing a large portion of the season because of injury, made CP3 look silly on more than one occasion.
The two plays happened in the span of about three minutes late in the second quarter. The first time, Williams had a little help with a screen from Brook Lopez that Paul wasted little effort fighting through. The second time, Williams simply crossed CP3 up and finished with a floater in the lane.
CP3’s defensive effort wasn’t all that overwhelming on either play, but it was nice to see Deron show some explosiveness. If the Nets can somehow find a way to dig themselves out of a hole, Williams will be the one holding the shovel.
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