Deron Williams told reporters at Wednesday morning's shootaround that he wouldn't be playing against the Celtics Wednesday night, because of his sore ribs. Williams injured the ribs in the second quarter against the Pacers on Monday in a collision with Tyler Hansbrough.
Kris Humphries, who suffered a sprained shoulder in Sunday's loss in Cleveland, will miss his second straight game. MarShon Brooks will get his first career start in place of Williams.
- Deron Williams, Kris Humphries to miss Nets' game against Celtics - Colin Stephenson - Star-Ledger
- Deron Williams out tonight vs. Boston - Andy Vasquez - NJ Nets Nation
- Kicking Nets when they're down - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
- Williams, Humphries out Wednesday - Mike Mazzeo - ESPN New York
Briefly a Celtic, MarShon Brooks is happy with the Nets - Dan Duggan - Boston Herald