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Harris Scorches Kidd and Mavs

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It was supposed to be all about Jason Kidd, but instead it turned out to be all about the player he was traded for, Devin Harris. In his first game back in New Jersey since being traded last February, Kidd was solid. In his second game against his old teammates, Harris was spectacular. Harris led the way with 41 points, 13 assists, and 3 steals as the Nets beat Kidd's Mavs comfortably, 121-97, at the IZOD Center. Harris was 14-25 from the floor, including 5-9 from downtown and 8-8 from the stripe. It was the eighth time this year that Harris has scored 30 or more points and the second time he has scored more than 40...after never scoring 30 for the Mavs. Vince Carter added 34 points (on only 18 shots), 10 boards and six assists and Yi Jianlian pitched in 16 points and 10 boards. The Nets shot 14-26 from three point range as a team and outrebounded the Mavs 48-36. Dirk Nowitzki, hounded all night by Yi, finished with 24, but shot only 7-for-19.