Kidd scores season-high on 37th birthday; Mavs beat Clippers
The AP reports: Dirk Nowitzki was ejected. A 16-point lead had dissolved into a four-point deficit. And that recent 13-game winning streak was looking like something that happened a long, long time ago. But the Dallas Mavericks still had one thing going for them. It was Jason Kidd’s 37th birthday, and he wasn’t about to let the Los Angeles Clippers ruin it. Kidd scored a season-high 26 points, most of it coming during a game-breaking spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that sent the Mavericks to a 106-96 victory over the Clippers on Tuesday night... Kidd finished the game with his most points since late in the 2007-2008 season, back when he was 35, along with 12 assists and six rebounds... Drew Gooden, who started the season with Dallas and was traded to Washington in February, had a season highs of 26 points and 20 rebounds for Los Angeles... Chris Kaman added 22 points and nine rebounds. Rasual Butler and Eric Gordon each scored 16 points, and Davis 11, but the Clippers got only five points from their bench. Four reserves went a combined 2 of 10.