To the surprise of virtually no one, Deron Williams will play Wednesday vs. the Knicks in the Nets first nationally televised (ESPN) game in more than two years. Avery Johnson announced the move an hour before game time.
Williams was on the Madison Square Garden court warming up and when asked, Johnson said he is playing and starting.
Asked about Sasha Vujacic calling this the biggest game of the year, Johnson responded, "Hopefully, we'll come out roaring, like lions.''
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