D-Will out vs. Blazers; Gaines to start

Nets point guard Deron Williams will miss Wednesday night’s game in Portland due to a stomach virus, the team announced via Twitter.

Sundiata Gaines will start in his place.

Williams is averaging team highs of 21.6 points and 8.6 assists per game for the Nets (19-36), who have won three of their last four games.

This will be the sixth game the All-Star has missed this season. He missed four in March with a strained right calf and one in January due to a sore right side.