A three-point play from Holiday with 2.6 seconds left earned the Pelicans a 131-128 triumph in triple-overtime but Williams believes his timeout moments earlier wasn't crucial.
"That's just something stupid," Williams told reporters. "Jrue just makes the play. I'm not that bright. Sometimes I try to out-think myself. He just made a great play.
"I'd love to tell you I'm that bright, but I'm not. We draw it up for a certain thing to happen, and he just made a good play. All the credit goes to him."
The result was Chicago's first home defeat of the season.