BROOKLYN - It was Jason Kidd’s goal to return Deron Williams to his place as one of the elite point guards in the NBA.
Williams became just the second Brooklyn Nets player to score 25 or more points in consecutive games this season when he lit up the Charlotte Bobcats for 25 in a 104-99 win in Barclays Center on Wednesday night.
After scorching the Suns for 28 points in Monday night’s win, Williams burned the Bobcats (33-36) on 8-of-15 shooting, including 3-of-5 on 3s and 6-of-6 from the line. He also had eight assists.
And Williams, who seems completely healed from the ankle woes that hampered the first half of the season, also did it on defense. He held Kemba Walker, who scored 31 points against the Nets in November, to 7 points on 2-of-8 shooting.
The win was the Nets 10th straight in the basketball cathedral on the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues. Paul Pierce said early this season he wanted to make Barclays Center a house of horrors for visiting teams, and that is happening.
The Nets (35-31) had squandered a 77-70 fourth-quarter lead and found themselves tied at 79-79 in a key Eastern Conference game. But Williams scored 11 of his 25 in the final six minutes.