Deron Williams, Kris Humphries out for Nets vs. Celtics
We knew it was going to be a few more days before fans could get back to booing Kris Humphries due to a sprained shoulder, but now another key Nets player will be out Wednesday against Boston.
Deron Williams will sit out the game due to sore ribs, reports Stefan Bondy at the New York Daily News. That stampede sound you just heard was gamblers trying to get a bet in before the line changes.
The injury occurred when Williams was elbowed in the ribs Monday by Pacers forward Tyler Hansbrough, a seemingly incidental play that clearly hurt Williams at the time as he fell to the floor (he got up and finished the game). X-Rays were negative.
So, facing a hot Boston side the Nets will be without Williams, Humphries and Brook Lopez. Instead they will start MarShon Brooks and Sundiata Gaines in the back court with Damion Jones, Mehmet Okur and Shelden Williams up front. Yes, we pretty much expect the game to look like this.
The Nets are off Thursday and play again Friday in Toronto.