Prodigal Kidd Returns to Dallas

Point guard comes close to triple-double in first home game for Mavs since 1996
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2008 6:09 AM CST
Prodigal Kidd Returns to Dallas
Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd, left, and Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki, from Germany, celebrate their 102-94 win over the Chicago Bulls in the final seconds of their basketball game in Dallas, Monday, Feb. 25, 2008. (AP Photo/Donna McWilliam)   (Associated Press)

Once more in Mavericks colors, Jason Kidd made his first game back in Dallas a good one. Kidd came two assists and a rebound shy of a triple-double as the Mavericks topped the Bulls, 102-94; he notched an assist on Dallas's first offensive possession, to the crowd's loud delight. Dirk Nowitzki led all scorers with 29 points.

Kidd's opposite number, Kirk Hinrich fouled out before halftime, struggling with Kidd over a loose ball and then protesting too vociferously. Mavs center Erick Dampier also fouled out, but not before tallying 16 rebounds and seven blocks—both season highs. Ben Gordon led the scrappy Bulls with 25 points. (More NBA stories.)

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