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Warm Welcome No Consolation for Nets' Williams

Star-Ledger

He was the last to know. Deron Williams was flat on his back under the basket, pumping his injured left fist to celebrate what he thought was a game-winning tip-in at the buzzer.

Then he looked up at his new teammates and realized — uh oh — none of them were celebrating with him.

“Was it good?” he kept asking. “Was it good?”

It was not. The referees ruled the put-back on his floater had left the fingertips of Kris Humphries a fraction of a second late, then confirmed the call with the replay. Williams looked down at the court when the final ruling was announced, biting his tongue as he walked off the floor a loser.

Again.

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