Williams came into the game just one assist shy of the milestone. He recorded assist No. 5,000 when he fed Gerald Wallace for a jumper early in the first quarter.
D-Will (554 carer games) became just the seventh player since 1985-86 to record 5,000 assists in fewer than 600 games. He became the third-fastest active player to record 5,000, behind only Chris Paul (510) and Jason Kidd (531).