Kidd Nails Triple In Final Seconds To Help Beat Boston

Kidd 3-pointer lifts Mavs to 101-97 win over Celts

By HOWARD ULMAN
AP Sports Writer
      BOSTON (AP) – Jason Kidd made a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds left,
putting the Dallas Mavericks ahead as they beat the Boston Celtics
101-97 on Friday night for their seventh straight win.
      The Celtics led 97-91, but the Mavericks scored the final 10
points. After Kevin Garnett missed an 18-foot jumper with 15
seconds to go, the Mavericks tried to go inside, but Dirk Nowitzki
had trouble handling the ball and threw it to Kidd, who made his
second 3-pointer of the game.
      After a timeout, Boston's Rajon Rondo threw the ball over
Garnett's head and out of bounds on an alley-oop play. Garnett then
fouled Nowitzki, who made two free throws with 2.2 seconds left.
Ray Allen then missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer for Boston.
      Nowitzki led Dallas with 29 points while Allen topped Boston
with 24.
      
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