Dish-Happy Kidd Sparks Dallas Win
Rockets push streak to 12, Raptors rout Knicks in debut of "gangster"
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Feb 24, 2008 10:50 PM CST
Dallas Mavericks' Jason Kidd, right, goes airborne past Minnesota Timberwolves' Al Jefferson, back, as he looks to pass in first quarter of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008 in Minneapolis....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Dallas continued to enjoy canny distribution from its new marquee point guard, as Jason Kidd notched a season-high 17 assists in a 99-83 drubbing of Minnesota. Dirk Nowitzki beat all scorers with 29 points in a characteristically efficient 10-of-15 performance. Al Jefferson led the Timberwolves with 22. Also in pro hoops:

  • The Rockets remained the NBA's hottest team, handily outshooting the Bulls 110-97 to win their 16th in 17 games.
  • Andrea Bargnani (25 points) and the Raptors topped the Knicks 115-92 in the Toronto debut of gregarious Slovenian center and self-described "gangster," Primoz Brezec.