Deron Williams Game 2 playoff win in Denver was historicPosted by Inside Hoops
Deron Williams’ 33-point, 14-assist effort in the Jazz’s Game 2 win last night in Denver was historic.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, in the history of the NBA playoffs, only one other player had as many points and as many assists in leading his team to a road victory - and it has been 43 years since that one previous instance! Back on March 21, 1967, Oscar Robertson had 33 points and 16 assists to lead his Cincinnati Royals to a 120-116 win over Wilt Chamberlain’s 76ers in the opening game of an Eastern Division semifinals series.
It also marked only the third 30-point, 10-assist game in Jazz playoff history, and the first in a winning effort.