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Wednesday, February 6, 2013
D-Will records 5,000th assist

By Mike Mazzeo

Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams became the 56th player in NBA history to record 5,000 assists on Wednesday night against the Detroit Pistons.

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).