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Surging Nets win in Jason Kidd's return to Dallas
Surging Nets win in Jason Kidd's return to Dallas

Joe Johnson had 22 points, including a tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead three-pointer in overtime, and the red-hot Brooklyn Nets beat the Dallas Mavericks, 107-104, Sunday night in Jason Kidd's return to Dallas as a coach. The Nets swept the two-game season series with Dallas in their first year under Kidd, who spent his 41st birthday in American Airlines Center, where he essentially was a coach-on-the-floor as point guard for the Mavericks' 2011 championship team. Marcus Thornton had 11 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter for the Nets (37-31), who have won four straight and 11 of their last 13 in their climb to fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They have won their last...

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