For Deron Williams, recovering from a debacle will come down to adjustments. It will also hinge on his ability to manage a game that passed him by Monday.

Williams is still calling the plays for the Nets in the postseason, coach P.J. Carlesimo said, similar to the way the point guard directed the Jazz under Jerry Sloan.

Williams was outmatched Monday by Chicago and the adjustments from coach Tom Thibodeau, who trapped the Nets point guard and used Kirk Hinrich on the perimeter to force Brooklyn’s best player to his left.

Double teams arrived in abundance, and Williams responded with nine points on 1-of-9 shooting — his worst output in about a month, and probably his worst performance since injecting his inflamed ankles with cortisone during the All-Star break.

He went from the floor general who controlled Game 1 to the lost and helpless Net in Game 2. After the Bulls evened the series with the 90-82 win — snatching home-court advantage ahead of Thursday’s game at the United Center — Williams vowed to never repeat the disappointing effort.

“He’ll bounce back because he’s an excellent player and he’s been on a great run,” P.J. Carlesimo said in a conference call Tuesday, while his players took the day off. “He’s way above average in terms of his feel for what’s working, what’s not working, who needs to be more involved, who hasn’t had a shot in a while, who’s got a favorable matchup to go to.

“Some point guards are very comfortable and very good with doing that. Others are not. He’s way above average in terms of analyzing what he sees on the floor and getting us into the sets we need to be in.”