Video: An Appreciative Deron Williams High-Fives Reggie Evans in the Middle of a Play

The Brooklyn Nets cruised to a 111-93 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers tonight, and much of that was thanks to Reggie Evans’s career night: tying his career high with 22 points and setting a career high with 26 rebounds. But with an enormous Nets lead slowly slipping away as the second unit struggled in the fourth quarter, the Nets brought their starters back into the game to plug the leak, and they obliged — maintaining the lead en route to the blowout.

At one point, with the Nets up 18 and four minutes left, Reggie Evans pulled down a tough rebound in traffic, then backed it out to Deron Williams to reset the offense and take more time off the clock. Williams, an appreciator of the basketball arts, had to show Evans that he did a good job — even as the play was going on.