For his encore, Reggie Williams isn't planning some small act.
"I want to be this team's defensive stopper," the Warriors' second-year guard said. "I want the coach to say, 'OK Reggie, go slow down Kobe,' and for him to believe that I'm going to get it done.
"I want my teammates to know that I can shut down the top players in the league."
Those are big words, but they aren't completely outside the realm of possibility for Williams. He had to watch 15 NBA Development League guys get the big-league call last season before he was asked to guard Dwyane Wade, Vince Carter and Joe Johnson in his first three games with the Warriors.
Williams, a 6-foot-6, 210-pound 23-year-old, is a far more accomplished offensive player than defender, leading the NCAA in scoring in back-to-back seasons at VMI and showing a polished game that works in the NBA. But he seems to comprehend defensive principles, moves his feet and contests shots.
Maybe more significant, he wants to be a great defender.
"He has the work ethic of a guy who had to work to get into the league," point guard Stephen Curry said. "If he says he wants to be a defensive stopper, he can be a defensive stopper. I think he can be anything he wants to be."
Williams wants, and needs, to be a defender. That's his best way to earn minutes in a backcourt that is going to see the bulk of the playing time go to Curry and Monta Ellis.
Williams has had two nice tests in the opening games of the summer league. He forced New Orleans' Marcus Thornton into shooting 9-for-22 on Friday and had to guard 6-11 Austin Daye in the Warriors' 89-69 loss to Detroit on Saturday.
Daye's length caused Williams some obvious problems. He scored 20 points, but Williams made him take tough shots, go 8-for-20 and commit three turnovers.
Summer league coach Stephen Silas saw a chance for Williams' defensive emergence in March, when the two sat down in a New Orleans hotel lobby. Silas told Williams to stop thinking and start playing.
"He always had a confident swagger, but you could see that a lot of the game was moving too fast for him," Silas said. "I told him to slow down and trust that (the defensive principles) will work. He really started to understand why he was doing certain things on defense and it showed in his play."
Whether it will translate against the likes of Kobe is yet to be seen.