Reaction: Mavs pick up game on Spurs
March, 1, 2011
You would have thought it was Friday the 13th the way the Mavericks' Jasons carved up the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday.
Jason Kidd recorded his second triple-double of the year and Jason Terry continued his assault on the Sixth Man of the Year Award with 30 points as the Mavericks won in Philadelphia, 101-93.
"Anybody on our team is capable of going out there and having a big night," said forward Shawn Marion, who added a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double. "It just so happened it was Jason and Jason on this night. We have so much experience that any one of us can do it on any given night and that gives us added confidence as a group."
The Mavericks suffered their own scary moment, however, as center Tyson Chandler left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury and did not return.
"Thank you everyone for the Get Wells I'm ok just a sprain," Chandler tweeted about an hour after the game.
Despite the loss of their defensive mainstay, the Mavs won their seventh straight game and 17th out of 18.
Dallas picked up a game on the Western Conference-leading San Antonio Spurs, who lost in Memphis, 109-93, in their first game without guard Tony Parker, who is expected to miss 2-4 weeks with a calf injury.
With 22 games remaining in the regular-season, the second-place Mavericks trail the Spurs by five games.
Kidd's night consisted of 13 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists ... and zero turnovers. His rebound of a missed Andre Iguodala 3-pointer with 13 second remaining capped his 107th career triple-double, third most in NBA history behind Oscar Robertson (183) and Magic Johnson (138).
Terry continued his hot streak by hitting 13-of-18 field goals, including 3-of-5 from 3-point range. He's averaging 18.3 points on 48.5 percent shooting over his last 10 games. He's eclipsed the 20-point mark five times in that span.