Meanwhile, back in Dallas, thinks aren't so rosy for Jason Kidd. As the Fort Worth Telegram reports, the Mavs just aren't as good as they were with Devin Harris running the show. After going 30-13 overall and 10-3 against the West's top teams under Harris, the Mavs are 9-6 with Kidd, but 0-6 against the top teams. Avery Johnson said of his new point guard's game against the Lakers: "it wasn't one of his better nights."
- Against West, Kidd not his best - Jeff Caplan - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Dallas Mavericks need Jason Kidd to take charge - Kevin Sherrington - Dallas Morning News
- Another guest, another test for Dallas Mavericks - Eddie Sefko - Dallas Morning News
- Hey Mavs, leave the excuses on the bench - Jennifer Floyd Engel - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- For Mavericks' PG, there's too much FTC - Randy Galloway - Fort Worth Star-Telegram
- Boston, San Antonio not must wins for Dallas Mavericks - David Moore - Dallas Morning News