TBT: A Look Back at Deron Williams’ Career-High 57 Points


Throwback Thursday: Deron Williams Drops 57 on Bobcats

Deron Williams came to the Mavericks on a bargain deal after being bought out by the Brooklyn Nets this summer. He had problems staying healthy his final two seasons with the Nets, and is already dealing with a calf issue that has limited him in training camp so far.

But despite the troubles he had in Brooklyn, Mavericks fans are cautiously optimistic about what he can add to the team.

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It seems like he’s been around forever but Williams is “only” 31-years old and a union with the Mavericks’ lauded training staff could pay dividends for him in his quest to stay on the floor.

Plus, it wasn’t so long ago that Williams was one of the league’s most dangerous scorers, capable of heating up at a moment’s notice and taking over a game.

Which brings us to this edition of Throwback Thursday here at The Smoking Cuban: the time Deron Williams dropped a career-high 57 points for the then-New Jersey Nets on the then-Charlotte Bobcats.

Williams was spectacular that night in early March, 2012. He shot 16-29 from the field overall, 4-11 from three-point range, and 21-21 at the free throw line! He also chipped in seven assists and six rebounds in the Nets’ 104-101 victory on the road.

Here are his highlights:

It’s extremely doubtful we see a repeat performance of this magnitude from Williams in a Mavericks uniform, but if his new best friend Casey Smith works his magic and his fit in Dallas is as good as some believe, we could see more of 2012 Deron Williams than 2014 Deron Williams this season.

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