SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Deron Williams might need to start wearing full body armor.
The Nets point guard took another beating in Sunday night's 99-90 win over the Kings, injuring himself near the end of the first quarter, although he was able to return to action.
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Williams crashed hard out of bounds just to the left of the basket stanchion after driving through the lane and dishing a pass to Andray Blatche. He grimaced in pain as he ran back down the floor and then checked out of the game to get looked at by trainer Tim Walsh.
When he wasn't in the game, Williams had an ice pack on his right elbow, which seemed to bear the brunt of the fall as he tried to brace himself. He also had his right calf wrapped.
"It was kind of where the court stops, so I slammed on the concrete and then hit up against the chair," Williams said. "I got a little cut on my arm. It's pretty sore, but hopefully will get better."
Wallace plays, is OK
Gerald Wallace spent a little time in the trainer's room after the game to get some treatment. After missing the previous six games with a sprained left foot, he played 24:30 and reported no issues.
"Great. It felt great," he said. "I didn't feel anything. I didn't feel timid with it, [but] everything was off. My timing was off. I wasn't able to do anything on the court for almost two weeks. But other than that, I think my ankle held up pretty good."
Wallace had felt tortured while sitting on the bench since his injury in the season opener. "It was like punishment for me," he said, "me wanting to be out there, be a part of the guys fighting, going through the same thing that they are going through. You feel angry and disappointed.''