3) Which Deron Williams will show? Williams had possibly his strongest offensive game of the season Monday night, scoring 28 points and hitting 11 of 13 shots, and putting down his first dunk of the year. (We think.) Williams also had the highest-scoring game of his career a little over two years ago against the Bobcats, dropping 57 points in a 2012 win.
But Williams’s individual production has been up and down all year. He’s only strung together back-to-back 20-point games twice this season, and he hasn’t broken double-digits in assists since January 27th. He’s been hampered by ankle injuries all season, though they haven’t cropped up lately. His assignment, the diminutive guard Kemba Walker, provides Williams an opportunity to shoot and post up, but Williams has struggled in two games against the Bobcats this year. Who will we see?