Deron Williams comes off bench

Updated: January 20, 2014, 10:39 PM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Brooklyn Nets point guard Deron Williams was not asked to come off the bench in his return to the lineup Monday afternoon against the New York Knicks. It was his decision.

"That was my idea," said Williams, who had 13 points, three assists and three rebounds in 27 minutes in the Nets' 103-80 blowout victory against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.

"Just because we've been playing so well with that lineup, why shake things up?" Williams continued. "It doesn't matter ...

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