Jason Kidd

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Jason Kidd Hanging Up His Sneakers

40-year-old Knicks vet announces retirement after 19 NBA seasons

(Newser) - Veteran NBA player Jason Kidd announced his retirement today, after playing 19 NBA seasons. "I think it is the right time," the 40-year-old Knicks point guard told ESPN . "When you think about 19 years, it has been a heckuva ride. Physically, I want to be able to...

Knicks' Jason Kidd in Bad Shape Before DWI Arrest

Had to be carried out of nightclub

(Newser) - Before Jason Kidd crashed into a pole and was busted on drunk driving charges in the Hamptons yesterday, he was in pretty bad shape after partying at a club, TMZ reports. Kidd looked "incredibly drunk," witnesses say, and ultimately had to be carried out—after first breaking a...

Mavs on Brink of Another Early Exit
  Mavs on Brink of
  Another Early Exit 

Mavs on Brink of Another Early Exit

New Orleans goes up 3-1 over Dallas in first-round playoff series

(Newser) - David West let out his pent-up frustration over a poor Game 3 with a determined effort Sunday, scoring 10 of his 24 points in a quick stretch early in the second half to help the New Orleans Hornets pull away for a 97-84 victory and a 3-1 lead in the...

Paul Shines in Playoff Debut as Hornets Win

Star has 25 points, 10 assists to lead comeback over Dallas

(Newser) - So much for playoff experience. Chris Paul had 35 points and 10 assists in his first career playoff game last night, lifting the New Orleans Hornets to a 104-92 come-from-behind victory over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 1 of their first-round series. David West also  scored 23 points to help...

Mavericks Clinch Playoff Berth With Win

Dirk Nowitzki hits game-winning 3; leads Dallas with 32 points

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki swished a 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds left to give the Dallas Mavericks a 97-94 victory over the Utah Jazz tonight that also clinched a playoff berth.  Dallas got in on the combination of the victory and Golden State losing to Denver. With three games left, the...

Odom Helps Lakers Clinch Playoff Spot

Season-high 31 points keys 112-108 victory over Mavericks

(Newser) - Lamar Odom scored a season-high 31 points, Kobe Bryant added 25 points and 10 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers clinched a playoff berth Friday night with a 112-108 victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Pau Gasol had 25 points and seven assists for the Lakers, and Odom grabbed 10 rebounds.

Warriors Top Mavs to Keep West Race Tight

Kings brush Sonics aside, Lakers have to fight for win over Wiz

(Newser) - A well-rested Dallas team couldn't rein in the exhausted but determined Warriors, who won last night's game 114-104 after a slow start. Josh Howard's 36 points weren't enough to make up for the continued absence of Dirk Nowitzki, nor was Jason Kidd's near triple-double (13 points, 14 assists, nine boards),...

Dallas Approaches Playoffs Precipice

Carmelo leads third-quarter charge as Nuggets roll, 118-105

(Newser) - Jason Kidd's Mavericks remain winless against winning teams after Carmelo Anthony's Nuggets took control in the third quarter to win 118-105. It was a devastating loss for Dallas, which is now only one game ahead of Denver, the West's ninth place team, for the conference's final playoff spot. The Nuggets...

Dallas Loses Dirk, Game in Hellish Third Quarter

Nowitzki out two weeks, 6-7 games as Mavericks gaze into the abyss

(Newser) - In a nightmarish third quarter, the Mavericks allowed a game-changing 19-0 run by their archrivals and saw their star forward, Dirk Nowitzki, sustain a lower leg injury on a nasty spill. The sweet-shooting Bavarian is likely to miss a minimum of 6-7 games, reports the Dallas Morning News, and now...

Celtics Finish Impressive Texas Sweep
Celtics Finish Impressive Texas Sweep

Celtics Finish Impressive Texas Sweep

Allen hits winning shot as Boston downs Dallas

(Newser) - The Boston Celtics accomplished something last night that no team in the NBA has done in six seasons: complete a three-game sweep in Texas. The Celtics finished off the rare feat with a 94-90 win over the Dallas Mavericks, reports the Associated Press. Boston gave San Antonio its first loss...

Isiah's Knicks Handed Another Blowout Loss

Large lead allows Mavs to rest Nowitzki, Kidd for most of fourth quarter

(Newser) - The New York Knicks continued their season-long string of underwhelming performances by scoring only 31 points in the first half of a 108-79 loss in Dallas tonight. The Mavericks were able to rest their top players in the fourth quarter thanks to a 22-point advantage after three periods. Dirk Nowitzki...

Jazz Devour Nuggets in 132-105 Romp

Nowitzki makes history as Mavs beat Nets, T'wolves tank Clippers

(Newser) - "When we don't match the level of intensity, we struggle—especially defensively," said Nuggets coach George Karl—and his team certainly did struggle against a whirlwind Jazz team that triumphed 132-105. Utah's 11 three-pointers left them with a 73% record from beyond the arc, better than the team's...

Rockets Climb Over Mavericks
Rockets Climb Over Mavericks

Rockets Climb Over Mavericks

McGrady leads Houston to a team-record 17th straight win

(Newser) - The Houston Rockets didn't miss a beat without star center Yao Ming again last night as they cruised past the Dallas Mavericks 113-98, reports the Houston Chronicle. Tracy McGrady pumped in 31 points as Houston won a franchise-high 17th straight game. The Rockets also snapped a Mavs run that had...

Mavericks Can't Get Past Jazz
Mavericks Can't Get Past Jazz

Mavericks Can't Get Past Jazz

Big Utah run in the fourth ends Dallas' hopes for comeback win

(Newser) - Dallas lost its third consecutive game against a Western Conference division leader tonight, giving up 16 straight points during the fourth quarter in a 116-110 loss to Utah. The Mavericks, now 4-4 since acquiring point guard Jason Kidd, had trailed by 21 early in the game but managed to actually...

Kidd Quiets Critics in Mavs' Defeat of Kings

Bulls crumble under Wizards, Rockets get 14th win from Grizzlies

(Newser) - Any doubters in Dallas have likely changed their tune after Jason Kidd nearly snagged a triple-double in the Mavericks' 115-106 domination of Sacramento. The Mavs put the leap in Leap Day, with Kidd grabbing 11 boards, Dirk Nowitzki hauling in 10, Josh Howard getting nine, and Erick Dampier leading with...

Kidd Benched for Finale of Mavs' Loss

His replacement Harris shines against Bucks, Lakers sear Heat

(Newser) - Trailing the Spurs by two points with 35 seconds on the clock, the Mavericks benched assister Jason Kidd in favor of shotmaker Jerry Stackhouse, but to no avail. San Antonio went on to win 97-94 after two missed shots by Dirk Nowitzki and one blocked Jason Terry try, the Dallas ...

Prodigal Kidd Returns to Dallas
Prodigal Kidd Returns to Dallas

Prodigal Kidd Returns to Dallas

Point guard comes close to triple-double in first home game for Mavs since 1996

(Newser) - 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...

Dish-Happy Kidd Sparks Dallas Win
Dish-Happy Kidd Sparks Dallas Win

Dish-Happy Kidd Sparks Dallas Win

Rockets push streak to 12, Raptors rout Knicks in debut of "gangster"

(Newser) - Dallas continued to enjoy canny distribution from its new marquee point guard, as Jason Kidd notched a season-high 17 assists in a 99-83 drubbing of Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki beat all scorers with 29 points in a characteristically efficient 10-of-15 performance. Al Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 22. Also in pro...

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11
76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

76ers Push Heat Losing Streak to 11

Jamison lifts Wizards by Bobcats, Jefferson's 36 boosts Nets to win

(Newser) - The Philadelphia 76ers scored the final 10 points of overtime to send the Miami Heat to their 11th straight loss, 101-96 last night, reports the Associated Press. Andre Iguodala and Andre Miller both scored 24 points for the 76ers. Dwayne Wade scored 33 points for Miami, which has dropped 26...

Kidd's Passes on the Mark in Mavericks' Win

Memphis, in upheaval, struggles offensively against Dallas

(Newser) - Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points on 89% shooting as three Mavericks crossed the 20-point plateau in a 98-83 win over the rebuilding Grizzlies. Jason Kidd, in his second game since being traded to Dallas, fit nicely into the offense with 15 assists. The Mavs controlled this game all the way,...

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