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Kidd and Carter Make History as Nets Win in OT

The Nets almost let another one get away Saturday night at the Meadowlands, but they recovered in overtime and Jason Kidd and Vince Carter became the first teammates to record triple-doubles in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen did it in 1989. The game was close all night and the Nets led by three with less than five seconds to go in regulation, but Antawn Jamison hit a three with 1.1 on the clock to tie it. The Nets held Washington scoreless for three minutes of the extra period though and never trailed after scoring the first eight points of OT. Carter led all scorers with 46 points, adding 16 boards and 10 assists for his second triple-double as a Net. Meanwhile, Kidd added 10 points, 16 boards and 18 dimes for his 11th triple-double this season. Behind Carter's 7-13, Richard Jefferson's 6-8 and Clifford Robinson's 3-5, the Nets set a franchise record with 17 threes. With the win, they stayed a game ahead of Orlando for the seventh spot in the East and closed to within three of Washington for sixth.