Hornets Sting Kidd in Debut With Mavs
Nets manage fine against Bulls, Bucks edge Pistons
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2008 12:50 AM CST
New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul, left, looks to the basket as he guarded by Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd and forward Juwan Howard in the first half of their NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Chris Paul showed his mettle again, scoring 31 points in the Hornets' 104-93 besting of Dallas last night, the Times-Picayune reports. " Every camera in America said it was a great starting line up with J-Kidd coming in," Paul said after the game. Kidd, in his first game with Dallas after Tuesday's trade, had eight points. Elsewhere in the NBA:

  • The loss of Kidd did New Jersey no harm, as temporary replacement Marcus Williams' well-timed surge and Vince Carter's 33 pushed the Nets past Chicago in OT, 110-102.
  • Milwaukee snapped a four-game skid against the Pistons, 103-98. Michael Redd posted 27 for the Bucks, who nonetheless sit 19 games behind Detroit in the Central Division.