Jason Kidd has been the most important player in the Nets' franchise history: the one who broke the Curse of Dr. J, turned the franchise from a joke to a perennial contender, the one who brought not only credibility but pride to the Meadowlands. Saturday afternoon, he faces his latest challenge: turning around a playoff series that has seen a former protege steal his spotlight. There isn't a player or coach on either side who doesn't understand that now it's all about the captain.
- Protégé (Johnson) Gives Teacher (Kidd) a Lesson - John Eligon - New York Times
- Right to point -- Kidd holds key - Dave D'Alessandro - Star-Ledger
- Kidd Must be Da Man - Fred Kerber - New York Post
- Kidd needs backup plan - Ohm Youngmisuk - New York Daily News
- Kidd can will Nets to victory - Adrian Wojnarowski - The Record