“I didn’t wanna see that one. I don’t need to see that one,” Williams said Saturday prior to Game 3.
Williams went scoreless for the first time in his playoff career, missing all nine of his field goal attempts fell into an 0-2 series hole against the Miami Heat.
“It’s all I’ve been thinking about yesterday,” he said. “Just sitting there and replaying everything. It’s definitely on my mind. I wanna come out and have a good game.”
How does that happen?
“Just keep attacking. I just missed shots. I took nine shots, I missed them all, but they were good shots,” Williams said. “I attacked the basket and thought I got fouled a couple times, but didn’t get the calls, so I’m just gonna do the same thing, get in the lane and make plays for my teammates, so I’m just gonna keep doing the same thing.”
The key, Williams said, is to play with a thought-free mind.
“When I start thinking, it’s not good,” he said. “I’m good when I’m just playing off instinct and having fun, so I just gotta go out there and do that.”
The Nets need the Deron Williams who showed scored 17 points in Game 1 to show up in Game 3.
“We need a win. Can’t afford to go down 3-0,” he said. “We gotta protect homecourt, and that starts tonight.”