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Nets Survive in L.A. Thanks to Vintage Kidd

Several storylines came out of Sunday night's game at Staples Center: Vince Carter and Kobe Bryant jawing at each other, three Nets (RJ, Krstic and Collins) fouling out, the poor shooting in the first half... but it was a vintage Jason Kidd performance that won the game for the Nets. The Lakers came back from 8 points down with less than 2 minutes to go in regulation and a Brian Cook 7-foot put-back tied the game at the buzzer. The Nets played the entire overtime with four guards and Clifford Robinson on the floor. Robinson, Jacque Vaughn and Jeff McInnis each had big baskets in the extra period, but it was Kidd's will that won the game. The point guard was relentless, pushing the ball all night a drawing countless fouls on Laker defenders. He finished with 35 points on 11-21 shooting, 8 rebounds, 12 assists and 2 blocks. Nenad Krstic added 20 points, 13 boards and 5 assists. Vince Carter was held to just 10 points on 3 of 12 shooting. Kobe Bryant had just 7 points, but he went off after the break, scoring 39 in the second half and overtime, finishing with an NBA season-high 46.