Throwback: Steve Nash vs Jason Kidd 2OT Duel


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Throwback: Steve Nash vs Jason Kidd 2OT Duel


Two overtimes, 318 points, 34 lead changes, 21 ties and a dramatic showdown between two of the best point guards in the game. The Phoenix Suns beat the New Jersey 161-157 in a game that was as good as it gets in the NBA. Steve Nash scored nine of his career-high 42 points in the second overtime and Boris Diaw hit a go-ahead shot in the lane with 14 seconds left to lead the Suns to their eighth straight victory in the shootout that matched the NBA’s fourth-highest points total. The classic also saw Nets point guard Jason Kidd tie Wilt Chamberlain for third place with 78 career triple-doubles. Kidd finished with 38 points, 14 rebounds and 14 assists, but the point guard dribbled the ball off his foot with 10 seconds left, costing the Nets a chance to tie. Jason Kidd recorded the 78th triple-double of his career, tying Wilt Chamberlain for third most in NBA history, behind Oscar Robertson and Magic Johnson. And Kidd did it with a flourish, scoring 38 points with 14 rebounds and 14 assists. It was the third time Kidd reached 14 in all three categories.
Incidentally, Wilt was the last player with totals as high as Kidd’s in all three categories. He scored 53 points with 32 rebounds and 14 assists for the 76ers in a 158-128 win over the Lakers in 1968. The only other players ever to do so were Elgin Baylor (1961) and Oscar Robertson (five times).


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