Carter, Kidd lead Nets past Wizards
East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) – Vince Carter recorded a triple-double
with 46 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, as New Jersey collected a
thrilling, 120-114, overtime victory over Washington at the Continental
It was the first triple double of the season for Carter and the sixth time
this year he scored 40 or more points. Jason Kidd also posted a triple-double
for the Nets. He finished with 10 points, 16 rebounds and 18 assists for New
Jersey, which has won three of its last four contests. It was the 11th triple-
double for Kidd this season and the 86th of his career.
Kidd and Carter became the first teammates to record a triple-double in the
same game since the Chicago Bulls’ tandem of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen
achieved the feat back during the 1989 season.
Richard Jefferson added 27 points for the Nets, who have defeated Washington
in six of the last seven meetings. Mikki Moore tallied 17 points in the win,
while Clifford Robinson posted 10 points off the bench.
The victory moved New Jersey to within three games of Washington in the race
for the sixth spot in the East.
Antawn Jamison posted a season-high 37 points for Washington, which has
dropped four consecutive contests. Jarvis Hayes added 29 points for the
Wizards, while DeShawn Stevenson posted 13 points and Darius Songaila chipped
It was a tightly contested battle from start to finish as the lead changed 10
Washington closed out the first half with a slim 24-22 edge, but New Jersey
came back in the second stanza, taking a slim one-point lead into the break,
It was more of the same in the third period as the Nets closed out the quarter
with an 80-78 lead.
In the fourth stanza the Nets seemed to have the game wrapped up, but a three-
point basket by Jamison with 1.1 seconds remaining in regulation evened the
score at 104-104, sending the contest into an extra session.
It was in the overtime period that the Nets took control, scoring the first
eight points, eventually going on to win by a six-point margin.
New Jersey connected on 17-of-36 attempts from behind the arc in the contest.
The Nets shot 52.6 percent from the field in the game, while Washington posted
a mediocre 43.6 percent shooting effort from the floor…New Jersey committed
25 turnovers on the night, while the Wizards posted only 11 miscues…New
Jersey dominated the glass, 55-38, including 41-27 at the defensive end of the