At one point, the rookie Darren Collison had 16 points and the rest of the Hornets had 17.
He's going to give this franchise a real interesting set of options when he figures things out completely. With him and Chris Paul, the Hornets can be a broker for somebody else's point guard if they decide they don't want to keep (pay) both of them.
Jason Terry will be surprised if the Mavericks don't come out tonight against New Orleans with a silver-bullet effort.
The days of sluggish play at home are behind them, he firmly believes.
"We're not the same team,'' Terry said after the morning shootaround that didn't end until early afternoon because the game doesn't start until 8:30. "There's a big difference. It's a fresh start for us. Our new guys don't know about coming out here lethargic. All they know is to come out here and play hard and keep the streak alive.''
Del Harris saw Jason Kidd charge into Atlanta coach Mike Woodson and immediately saw two differences in that play and the one where Denver's Michael Adams plowed into Harris when he was head coach at Milwaukee in 1991.
"One, I was trying to get a technical foul,'' Harris said Saturday. "I wasn't trying to take a charge. There was a fast break that went the other way toward Denver's bench. And we'd been getting the short end (of the calls) and I knew I had to take a tech. I'm out there on the court wanting my technical.
"The second difference is I didn't duck it. I stood right in there and took the chare. And Michael not only went for me, he took the flop, too. He flopped big time, although he never admitted it until after he retired as a player.''
Harris' place on the all-time sports blooper reel is safe for the foreseeable future. Woodson tried to dance away from Kidd with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter Friday night, but couldn't get off the court fast enough, and Kidd's bump into him led to a technical foul on Woodson that gave the Mavericks a valuable point and helped send the game into overtime.
It took a run-in with Atlanta coach Mike Woodson (literally) and some unreal play by Jason Kidd and Dirk Nowitzki, but the Mavericks' winning streak is alive and kicking, at least for a five-minute overtime period.
Jason Kidd knocked in a 3-pointer with 56.4 seconds left that put the Mavericks up by two, and when Josh Smith put in a follow shot, overtime beckoned with the score tied at 99.
Dirk Nowitzki and Kidd both missed jumpers in the final seconds.
Kidd has been incredible. He had 11 points, eight rebounds and seven assists -- in the fourth quarter alone.
He's got 19 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds overall.