On Tuesday evening, former Illini guard Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets dropped game one of their semifinals series against the Miami Heat, 107-86.
Williams played 30 minutes in the game where he scored 17 points, made 7-of-10 from the field, hit 3-of-5 from three, hauled in three rebounds, and dished out three assists.
What was the blame for Brooklyn’s loss in game one? Defense.
According to ESPN, Deron Williams had this to say following the 107-86 defeat:
“It came down to defense tonight. Our defensive game plan was not executed at all.”
Both teams will get an “off” day on Wednesday before resuming the series on Thursday night with game two in Miami.
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