May 8, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams (8) takes a breather during the second half in game two of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena. Miami won 94-82. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Illini in the NBA: Deron Williams Scores Zero Points in Game Two Loss To Heat

It was a game to forget for former Illini guard Deron Williams as the Brooklyn Nets fell into a 0-2 hole after losing game two to the Miami Heat, 94-82, on Thursday night.

Williams played 37 minutes in the game, but didn’t score a single point. He went 0-for-9 from the field (0-for-2 from three) in route to his worst shooting night of his entire career. Per ESPN, the last time Williams didn’t score a point was on January 30th, 2005 when he played nine minutes against the Spurs.

However, Deron Williams was able to contribute a little with seven rebounds and six assists.

On the flip side, it was another productive night for the Heat’s Big 3. They were also able to get some support from their role players.

Miami had five players reach double-figures which included: LeBron James (22), Chris Bosh (18), Dwyane Wade (14), Ray Allen (13), and Mario Chalmers (11).

Brooklyn head coach Jason Kidd had this to say following the defeat:

“That one hurt. We were right there. We gave ourselves, on the road, an opportunity against the world champs. We let the game slip away. That one possession when they got four offensive rebounds, it didn’t lose the game for us.”

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