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January 2, 2009 · Updated 1:00 PM
Kitsap hoops prodigy having another strong season in NBA.
Bremerton grad Marvin Williams is averaging 13.8 points per game through the first 30 games of his fourth season in the NBA with the Atlanta Hawks.
Williams’ season high is 22, which he posted on two separate occasions — against Charlotte Nov. 21 and Golden State Dec. 19. He is third on the team in points and rebounds (6.3).
The Hawks (20-10), who forced a Game 7 and nearly upset then-No. 1 seed Boston in the first round of the 2008 playoffs, are in second place in the Southeast Division of the Eastern Conference, trailing first-place Orlando (24-7) by three and one-half games.
The Hawks have won five consecutive games — tied with San Antonio for the league’s current longest win-streak — and are 14-2 on their home floor. Their next five games are against Indiana, New Jersey, Houston and Orlando twice.
Williams is in the fourth year of his contract with the Hawks.
And while he won’t return to Key Arena for another game, he will play in Portland later this year.
The Hawks and Blazers square off Feb. 20 at the Rose Garden.