The AP reports: Jason Kidd had the 100th triple-double of his career and sparked a 30-8 stretch that sent the Dallas Mavericks past the New Orleans Hornets, 111-98 Wednesday night, and set up a first-round showdown between these teams. Kidd had 27 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his first triple-double since rejoining the Mavericks, the team he was with when he broke into the NBA and began piling up the stats… Dirk Nowitzki shot just 4-of-16 and had 12 points. Howard scored 19 and Bass had 13 points and 12 rebounds. Kidd shot 9-of-14, hitting 5-of-8 on 3-pointers. David West scored 26 points and Chris Paul had 20 points and 10 assists. Peja Stojakovic scored 17 and Bonzi Wells had 16 for New Orleans, which ends the season having lost three of four and four of five.