All-Star point guard Jason Kidd posted his third consecutive triple-double this season but the Charlotte Bobcats’ hot shooting overcame the New Jersey Nets 115-99.
Richard Jefferson led the Nets with 25 points while Vince Carter added 17 points. Kidd posted his third consecutive triple-double (tenth this season) after finishing the game with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.
Jason Richardson had a big game and finished with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the Bobcats. They snapped a 3-game slump and ended New Jersey’s 5-game winning streak. Gerald Wallace had 21 points and 11 rebounds while Emeka Okafor, Raymond Felton and Nazr Mohammed each scored 17 points.
The Bobcats shot 59 percent from the floor and outscored the Nets in the first half 59-45.The New Jersey Nets are 17-17 in the Atlantic while the Charlotte Bobcats are 12-21 in the Southeast division.