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Monday, January 6, 2014
D-Will game-time decision (left ankle)

By Mike Mazzeo

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams is a game-time decision for Monday night’s matchup against the Atlanta Hawks.

Nets coach Jason Kidd said the team’s medical staff wanted Williams to see a doctor because Williams’ left ankle felt sore. “Just a precaution, I guess, to make sure everything’s all right,” he said.

Williams has missed 11 games this season due to a sprained left ankle.

He recently told reporters that he was suffering from an injury, though he wouldn’t disclose what it was.

Williams is averaging 25.0 points on 63 percent shooting in his last two games.

The Nets (12-21) have been thriving with a smaller lineup that features Williams and Shaun Livingston in the same backcourt.

Center Kevin Garnett will return to the lineup after getting a rest day Saturday, Kidd said.