Jason Kidd celebrated his 37th birthday by scoring a season-high 26 points, much of it coming during a game-breaking spurt at the start of the fourth quarter that sent the Dallas Mavericks to a 106-96 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Tuesday night.
The Mavericks came in having lost three of four since winning 13
in a row. They looked good in the first half, scoring 62 points,
and were in complete control, until Dirk Nowitzki was ejected with
9:16 left in the third quarter for complaining about a foul call.
Dallas ended up scoring just 14 points in the third quarter, and
was down by one going into the fourth.
Then Kidd took over.
He had 13 points, three assists and a steal during a 22-3 run
that put the Mavericks ahead for good.