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Deron Williams Scores 50 Points In EuroChallenge Win

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Deron Williams seems to be getting the hang of European basketball. On Tuesday, he scored 50 points in Besiktas' 105-94 EuroChallenge victory over Gottingen of Germany. Williams shot 17-for-23 from the field, including 7-for-10 from 3-point range. He dished out just one assist, but also committed just two turnovers and drew nine fouls. The 50 points is a record for EuroChallenge play.

Playing at home, Besiktas was up by just one late in the game when Williams hit a dagger three. A minute later, with his team up five, he scored five straight points to put the game away. The win improved Besiktas to 3-0 in EuroChallenge play and now there are reports Lamar Odom may join Williams.

In an earlier EuroChallenge game, Sundiata Gaines scored 20 points in B.C. Armia's win over ZZ Leiden of the Netherlands.  Gaines didn't have as good a shooting game (4-for-14) as his backcourt mate, but he drew 10 fouls. The Nets' three point guards --D-Will, Gaines and Jordan Farmar-- are now 36-5 in various European leagues and cups.