Though Deron Williams isn’t visibly limping right now, he clearly isn’t himself. He looks hesitant when he drives past the foul line, and isn’t springing off of that bum ankle anywhere close to 100%.
Combine D-Will’s 1-7 outing thus far with the fact that the Jazz are on the road, and you can see why they were outscored 30-14 in the third quarter, including a 22-6 run at one point.
Since then, it’s actually been another member of Utah’s backcourt who has put them back on top. Ronnie Brewer is servicing the Sixers right now – he’s outscoring Philly 9-4 in the 4th quarter so far.
With his ankle still bothering him, we won’t be seeing any of this out of Deron tonight.