The Stat Line Of The Night — 3/1/11 — Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd may be approaching the tender age of 38, but some nights he looks like the same twenty-something year old point guard that was averaging close to a triple-double while playing with the New Jersey Nets and Phoenix Suns. While his numbers may have dipped during his time with the Dallas Mavericks, he remains a key component on one of the hottest teams in the NBA.
The Mavs entered last night’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers on a six-game winning streak, and they would extend it to seven, thanks in large part to Kidd’s 13 points, 13 assists, 10 rebounds and three steals. It was an inspiring all-around effort from the Mavs captain that would help lead his club to a 101-93 victory in Philadelphia.
The triple-double was Kidd’s 107th of his career, which ranks him third all-time behind only Oscar Robertson(181) and Magic Johnson (138). His averages this season are down, but he continues to get the job done as his Mavericks currently sit in second in the NBA, just five games back of the first place Spurs. Kidd’s effort helped them move one game closer to the top of the standings last night, and it also earned him our “Stat Line of the Night” for Tuesday, March 1, 2011.