If your last name was Williams and you once played for the Utah Jazz, you did not fare well during the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs. Both Deron and Mo watched as their teams went down in a fiery heap -- losing 4-1 in their best-of-seven series. But they weren't the only Jazz players to suffer season-ending fates. In fact, the only former Jazzman left is Derek Fisher.
For Deron Williams, his season wasn’t his best statistically to begin with -- but he did give it a valiant effort despite playing on two bum ankles that will require off-season surgery. His Brooklyn Nets lost 4-1 to the Miami Heat on Wednesday, May 14 to go home for the summer -- and Williams had a rough go against the Heat.
Andrei Kirilenko was a surprise for Brooklyn, as his minutes during the Miami series increased -- even if it was too little, too late for his Nets.
As for Mo Williams, his Portland Trail Blazers went up against the San Antonio Spurs and his Blazers suffered a similar fate to that of Deron’s team -- falling 4-1 to the Spurs as well on Wednesday. Though his playing time was limited in this series, he did what he could to help.
Wesley Matthews was another former Jazzman who never got untracked against San Antonio like he had in the Blazers first-round series against the Rockets. Here's more on how the former Jazz players did during the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs.