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Kidd tops two milestones, helps Nets take down Magic

ORLANDO, Fla. -- After leading the Nets to another win, point guard Jason Kidd did not want to talk about reaching his latest milestones.

Kidd proved again why he is one of the NBA's most versatile guards, making a key defensive stop and nearly getting a triple double to lift the New Jersey Nets over the Orlando Magic 96-95 Wednesday night.

He accomplished two impressive feats. Kidd entered the game one assist shy of 9,000 and three rebounds short of Magic Johnson for fourth place on the career list for rebounds by a guard.

He accomplished both in the first 5 minutes, but Kidd didn't want to talk about that. He was more interested in winning for Nets assistant Brian Hill, fired as Magic coach last season.

"When my career is over I will have plenty of time to look at my stats and see hopefully that I can keep climbing up the ladder," said Kidd, who had 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. "Some of those guys are pretty good. I haven't really thought about that."

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GRIZZLIES 90, PACERS 72, at Indianapolis -- Pau Gasol had 30 points and 12 rebounds to help Memphis snap a five-game skid while handing Indiana its fifth loss in a row.

BUCKS 103, HEAT 98, at Miami -- Mo Williams reminded Miami why it wanted him during the offseason, scoring 25 points with nine assists while helping Milwaukee snap a four-game skid.

CELTICS 97, ROCKETS 93, at Boston -- Kevin Garnett scored 11 of his 26 points in the last seven minutes to help Boston top Houston for its seventh win in a row.

CAVALIERS 98, HAWKS 94, at Cleveland -- LeBron James scored 32 of his 36 points in the second half and Larry Hughes made a big jumper down the stretch to lead Cleveland past Atlanta.

BULLS 109, BOBCATS 97, at Charlotte, N.C. -- Luol Deng had 21 points and 13 rebounds, and Chicago defeated Charlotte to improve to 3-1 under interim coach Jim Boylan.

PISTONS 106, WIZARDS 93, at Washington -- Richard Hamilton's 20 points made him the 10th-leading scorer in franchise history, and Detroit earned its 10th consecutive victory by beating Washington.

HORNETS 95, CLIPPERS 81, at Los Angeles -- David West had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help guide New Orleans past Los Angeles.

JAZZ 110, 76ERS 107, at Salt Lake City -- Carlos Boozer scored 22 points, and newly acquired Kyle Korver made five free throws in the final 27 seconds against his former team to help Utah hold off Philadelphia.

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