Williams exacts payback on Jeremy Lin

All-Star guard had Monday's rematch circled, then delivered his best game as a Net

Updated: February 21, 2012, 2:34 AM ET
By Mike Mazzeo | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Deron Williams had it circled.

Williams hadn't forgotten the events of Feb. 4, when he helped spawn "Linsanity," allowing Jeremy Lin to exploit him and his teammates for 25 points and seven assists. So 16 days later, D-Will desperately wanted to make Jeremy look "Lin-significant."

Yes, in the words of Rex Ryan, this one was "personal."

"I don't really watch 'SportsCenter' and I don't really watch too many games," Williams said. "But when I went on Twitter and people ...

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