Deron Williams is playing his best basketball of the season right now.
The result? Two wins.
Williams has been the main beneficiary, averaging 25 points on 63 percent shooting, including 58.3 percent from 3-point range.
“I’m just playing a little bit better, trying to be more aggressive, and hitting shots definitely helps,” Williams said.
Williams enjoys playing in the smaller lineup. So too, it appears, does Paul Pierce, who is averaging 17.5 points since the move.
“I think we’re a little faster on both ends of the floor,” Williams said. “I think the floor is a lot more spread and I think Paul just causes such a matchup problem for a lot of fours in this league so we’re able to exploit that.”
In 44 minutes together the past two games, Williams, Livingston, Pierce and Joe Johnson are scoring 107 points per 100 possessions while giving up just 84 points per 100 possessions on the defensive end.
“I think our rotations are a little bit better,” Williams said. “Besides that third quarter (against Cleveland), we’ve played pretty solid defense -- so for whatever reason, this lineup is working, so we just got to ride it out.
Sounds like a plan.
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