Kidd, Mavericks overcome Heat 97-91

DALLAS (AP) - Jason Kidd scored 14 of his 21 points in fourth quarter, Dirk Nowitzki had 28 points and the Dallas Mavericks held off the short-handed Miami Heat 97-91 Saturday night.

All-Star game MVP Dwyane Wade missed his second in a row with a strained left calf and watched from the bench as the Heat's five-game winning streak ended.

Kidd scored 19 points in the second half as the Mavericks rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Miami for the 12th straight time in the regular season.

Daequan Cook scored a season-high 22 points, and Jermaine O'Neal added 18 points and 13 rebounds for the Heat.

Caron Butler had 20 points and Kidd had 11 assists for the Mavericks, who have won three in a row. Kidd also had three steals and is one shy of tying Scottie Pippen for fifth place on the career list.

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