Friday, April 13, 2012
Jason Kidd gets a night off
By Tim MacMahon
Jason Kidd will not play tonight against the Trail Blazers, coach Rick Carlisle said during his pregame interview on ESPN Dallas 103.3.
This is a scheduled rest for Kidd, not a setback after a four-game layoff due to a strained right groin that had bothered him all season.
The Mavs started a stretch of seven games in 10 days last night against Golden State, when Kidd had nine points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists. The Mavs did not want to risk Kidd playing three games in four nights immediately after his return.
Carlisle said Kidd would play Sunday against the Lakers and a decision would be made afterward after his availability for Monday's game against the Jazz.