With 2:56 left in the first half Wednesday night, Jason Kidd
flipped a pass toward Shawn Marion that ended in a turnover.
“That was actually an easier pass than a lot of the
others,’’ Kidd said.
Yeah, the nerve of him. One turnover on a night when he had
Kidd wasn’t happy about that one miscue, but an
18-to-1 assist/turnover ratio puts Kidd on a record-setting pace, no doubt. He was
masterful throughout the night during the Mavericks’ 101-86 win over the
More importantly, he played less than 32 minutes, a number
that should suit him well in his 17th NBA season.
“If I’m playing 31 minutes and we win, maybe we
should have tried that a long time ago,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, Brendan Haywood said he’s adjusting to the
notion of coming off the bench, with Tyson Chandler getting the start, in part
because coach Rick Carlisle likes the way Chandler interacts with the first team.
“Chandler and Haywood are both top-10 centers in the
league,’’ Carlisle said. “I don’t think there’s
any question. You could flip a coin. But I like the way Chandler and Dirk
Nowitzki (mesh). I thought it was a better situation with him next to Dirk
starting games. And I think Haywood and Shawn Marion play well together.’’
Haywood was happy with the win, saying: “Sometimes
things don’t go the way you plan. You just got to make the best of it.’’