After Monday's 100-92 victory over the New York Knicks, New Jersey Nets start point guard admitted to ESPN's Mike Mazzeo that he had the rematch against phenom point guard Jeremy Lin circled on his calendar. The result? A 38-point performance that featured eight 3-pointers at Madison Square Garden.
"I don't really watch 'SportsCenter' and I don't really watch too many games," Williams said. "But when I went on Twitter and people were tweeting at me, every three lines was Jeremy Lin destroyed Deron Williams, so I definitely took offense to that from the first game. Like I said, I had it circled."
However, Williams comments were in full respect for Lin's recent accomplishments that have featured nine 20-plus point performance, including a 24-point night against the Nets, Feb. 4, in a 99-92 victory at New Jersey.
"It's an amazing story that he was gonna be cut the next day, and to come out and play the way he did against us and keep it going [was neat]," Williams said of Lin. "Even [Monday night] he had a great game. It's going to be overshadowed because of mine, but he's playing great basketball so hopefully it's a tremendous story."