On Monday evening, former Illini guard Deron Williams and the Brooklyn Nets fell into a 1-3 hole as they lost game four against the Miami Heat, 102-96.
Williams played 32 minutes in the game where he scored 13 points, made 5-of-14 from the field, went 1-of-3 from three, hauled in six rebounds, and dished out seven assists.
Miami’s Big 3 might have all reached double-figures in points yet again in this series, but it was the play of LeBron James that boosted the Heat over the Nets on Monday.
James went 16-of-24 from the field and hit 14-of-19 free throws in route to 49 points in the game. This is not the first time that James has scored 49 points in a playoff game. Last time he achieved this mark was in 2009 against the Magic.
The series will now shift back to South Beach on Wednesday for a “win or go home” game for the Nets.
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