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Jason Jones, Sacramento Kings beat writer

Postgame notes: Derrick Williams goes for a highlight and misses the mark

02/04/2014 12:00 AM

02/26/2014 6:06 PM

It all started out so well for Derrick Williams.

Williams stole a pass in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 99-70 win over Chicago and had an uncontested look at the rim.

Williams tried to throw the ball off the backboard for a dunk.

“I didn’t know what I wanted to do,” Williams said of the kind of dunk he was attempting.

It ended badly. Williams fumbled the ball and missed the dunk with 3:08 to play.

By the way, the Kings were up by up 28 points.

Williams’ teammates laughed.

Kings coach Michael Malone was not amused and removed Williams from the game.

“Derrick’s a good kid so there’s nothing malicious in that but I don’t want to disrespect the Bulls,” Malone said. “I don’t want to disrespect (Bulls coach) Tom Thibodeau, I have too much respect for him. At that point in the game when you’re up big, just lay the ball in. Derrick wasn’t trying to showboat or disrespect anybody but I told our guys, be good to the game.”

Williams’ teammates were amused.

“The hardest part was trying to find something to say to him after making that play,” said DeMarcus Cousins. “I don’t know. You’re going to have to ask D-Will about that.”

Williams managed to poke fun at himself over the mishap.

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Jason Jones, who joined The Sacramento Bee in 2002, has covered the Kings since 2008. Jones, a UC Berkeley graduate, also has covered high school sports, the Oakland Raiders and the Sacramento Monarchs for The Bee. Contact him at Twitter: @mr_jasonjones

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