Out of nowhere Deron Williams turned back time and exploded on the Hawks for 35 points and seven assists in Game 4, to pull the Brooklyn Nets even with Atlanta at two games a piece.
“It means a lot. It’s definitely gratifying to have a game like this at this moment in time. I’m thankful, I’m definitely thankful. I had a lot of support the last couple days, a lot of prayers, definitely helped me out a lot,” Williams said, acknowledging the endorsement from Hollins a day earlier. “I saw what he said. Somebody sent me a link (to the story). I thanked him after the game. It means a lot when you’re struggling like that and your coach comes out and defends you the way he did.”
35 points was a career playoff high for Williams who has struggled the entire postseason.
H/N NY Daily News