Saturday, March 1, 2008

No. 100 coming soon?

Jason Kidd has flirted with a triple-double three times since his Mavs’ reunion, but none was closer than the 21 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists he tallied against the Kings. The next triple-double will be the 100th triple-double of his 14-year career, trailing just Oscar Robertson (181) and Magic Johnson (138) on the all-time.

Though the coaches are given updated stats at every timeout and individual totals are up on a board at both ends of American Airlines Center, Avery Johnson said he wasn’t aware during the game that Kidd was an assist shy of the statistical milestone.

“I didn’t know that,” Johnson said. “I know he was much more aggressive.”

Kidd had a couple chances in the closing minute to get that 10th assist, but he pulled the ball back with the win already in hand.

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