Kidd returns to Mavs lineup after 6-game absence
Point guard Jason Kidd returned to the Dallas lineup on Friday
night after missing the past six games because of a strained right
calf muscle, finishing with eight points and 10 assists in 27
minutes in a victory at Minnesota.
The 38-year-old Kidd has played in more games (1,284) than any
other active player in the NBA. He said his calf felt fine and his
biggest challenge is getting back in shape. He rode a stationary
bike behind the bench in the fourth quarter before entering the
game with 10:32 left and swishing a key 3-pointer 17 seconds later
to stretch the Mavericks’ lead to six points.
Kidd also missed four games last month because of a strained
lower back. He said he wasn’t worried about playing on back-to-back
nights, with Dallas due back home on Saturday to face the Portland
”Everything is good. I’ve just got to get my wind back,” Kidd