When the Nets convinced Deron Williams to re-sign during free agency last summer, they had nights like this in mind, nights when he would lift the crowd inside Barclays Center to its feet with his play, and lift his team to a win.

Williams did that, and then some, against the Wizards, finishing with a franchise record 11 3-pointers — one shy of the NBA record — and a season-high 42 points to carry the Nets to a resounding 95-78 victory in front of a sellout crowd of 17,732 in Brooklyn.

“I just got hot,” Williams said with a smile afterward.

Williams got so hot — starting off the game a perfect 8-for-8, including 7-for-7 from 3-point range, and finishing the game 11-for-16 from behind the arc — that he blew out two separate pairs of shoes, one in each half.

He’d better order more.

Williams wasted no time getting started, hitting those first eight shots and finishing the first quarter with 23 points, single-handedly outscoring the Wizards and giving the Nets a 38-14 lead. He finished the quarter 8-for-9, with each shot he made sending both his teammates and the crowd into bigger and bigger states of delirium.