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NBA: Brooklyn 105, Charlotte 89

NEW YORK, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Brooklyn's Paul Pierce posted 25 points and Nets continued their recent dominance over Charlotte with a 105-89 victory Wednesday.

NBA: Brooklyn 103, San Antonio 89

NEW YORK, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Alan Anderson came off the bench to score 22 points Thursday and send Brooklyn to a 103-89 win over shorthanded San Antonio.

NBA: Brooklyn 108, Philadelphia 102

NEW YORK, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce went 14-of-14 from the free-throw line, including two key foul shots late in the game, helping Brooklyn turn back Philadelphia 108-102 Monday.

NBA: Toronto 104, Brooklyn 103

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Patrick Patterson nailed a go-ahead basket with 6 seconds left in the game Monday, elevating the Toronto Raptors over Brooklyn 104-103.

NBA: Brooklyn 107, Dallas 106

NEW YORK, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Two free throws by Andrei Kirilenko with 5 seconds remaining Friday clinched Brooklyn's 107-106 victory over Dallas.

NBA: Brooklyn 89, Cleveland 82

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Deron Williams connected for 21 points and Paul Pierce posted a career milestone Saturday in the Brooklyn Nets' 89-82 victory over Cleveland.

NBA: Brooklyn 95, Oklahoma City 93

OKLAHOMA CITY, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson hit a jump shot that beat the buzzer Thursday and gave Brooklyn a 95-93 comeback win over Oklahoma City.

NBA: Chicago 95, Brooklyn 78

NEW YORK, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Taj Gibson's 20 points and Jimmy Butler's 15 powered Chicago Bulls over the Brooklyn Nets 95-78 Wednesday.

NBA: Brooklyn 130, Philadelphia 94

NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Johnson tied an NBA record with eight 3-pointers in the third quarter Monday, ending with 37 points in the Brooklyn Nets' 130-94 pounding of Philadelphia.

NBA: Detroit 103, Brooklyn 99

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Kyle Singler hit two free throws with 10 seconds to play Friday to secure a 103-99 victory for Detroit over Brooklyn.

NBA: Brooklyn 104, Boston 96

NEW YORK, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Deron Williams came back from an ankle injury to score 25 points Tuesday, igniting the Brooklyn Nets to a 104-96 win over Boston.

NBA: Brooklyn 102, Toronto 100

TORONTO, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Brooklyn's Andray Blatche scored 24 points Tuesday, guiding the Nets over Toronto 102-100 for just their fourth win this season.

NBA: Minnesota 111, Brooklyn 81

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Kevin Love needed just 28 minutes to compile 17 points and 16 rebounds Friday, leading Minnesota to a 111-81 demolition of Brooklyn.

NBA: Charlotte 95, Brooklyn 91

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Kemba Walker clinched the victory with the last of his 31 points Wednesday, bringing Charlotte a rare 95-91 win over Brooklyn.

NBA: Portland 108, Brooklyn 98

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- LaMarcus Aldridge put in 27 points Monday and streaking Portland rallied from a slow start to notch a seventh straight win, 108-98 over Brooklyn.
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Utah Jazz guard Deron Williams takes a free throw against the Denver Nuggets during the first quarter at the Pepsi Center in Denver on January 16, 2010. Denver leads the hotly contested Northwest division that has four teams within 3.5 of first place. UPI/Gary C. Caskey..
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Deron Michael Williams (pronounced /ˈdɛrən/ DERR-in) (born June 26, 1984), nicknamed D-Will, is an American basketball player currently with the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior to playing in the NBA, Williams played for the University of Illinois men's basketball team. Williams was drafted 3rd overall in the 2005 draft by the Utah Jazz, for whom he played before being traded in the middle of his sixth season to the Nets. He is a two-time All-Star and a gold medal winner at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

In elementary school and middle school, Williams won two state wrestling championships. In 1993, as an eight-year-old, he won the 67 lb. weight class Texas State championship. Four years later in 1997, he won the twelve-year-old 116 lb. weight class championship. Williams attended The Colony High School in The Colony, Texas and averaged 17 points, 9.4 assists, and 2 steals per game as a junior in 2001. That year he led his team, the Cougars, to a 32–2 record and the Class 5A state semifinals against Bryan High. In 2002, as a senior, he averaged 17.6 points, 8.5 assists, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.6 steals per game. His team, the Cougars, went 29–2 that season, losing the 5A Texas State semifinals. Williams was a teammate of Bracey Wright who went on to play for Big Ten rival Indiana University.

Williams was recruited to play college basketball at the University of Illinois for the 2002–03 NCAA season. In his freshman year, he started 30 of 32 games and ranked third in the Big Ten Conference in assists with 4.53 per game.

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