Jason Kidd scored 15 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter to lead the New Jersey Nets to a 106-92 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night in East Rutherford, N.J.
Kidd, who had his best scoring night as a member of the Nets, also had nine assists and seven rebounds.
"I thought the Clippers had all the energy in the first half," Kidd said. "The second half, I just tried to make something happen and get the tempo going in our favor."
Kenyon Martin had 16 points and Kerry Kittles added 15 for the Nets, who have won all four of their home games.
Elton Brand and Andre Miller each scored 20 to lead the Clippers.
Kidd started to find his scoring touch in the third quarter and took over the game in the fourth.
He scored 11 points as New Jersey opened the quarter on a 15-6 run that he capped with a trio of jump shots. After Miller responded with a basket to cut the Nets' lead to 92-86, Kidd fed Martin and Richard Jefferson for consecutive dunks that put the game out of reach.
"The scoring part is not my usual M.O.," Kidd said. "Tonight, I felt that was something the team needed."
Rodney Rogers, logging extra minutes with Jefferson in early foul trouble, hit a three-pointer with 6.3 seconds left to give the Nets a seven-point lead at the end of the third quarter.
* 76ERS 108, CAVALIERS 84: Keith Van Horn shot 4 for 4 from three-point range and finished with 28 points as host Philadelphia won its fourth straight.
"That's what we got him for. It was good to see him dominate tonight," said Allen Iverson, who had 17 points.
Iverson added seven assists despite a sprained right thumb that nearly kept him out. He was originally not scheduled to play after injuring the hand in Wednesday's win over the Clippers, but was cleared to play less than an hour before game time.
Aaron McKie and Brian Skinner each had 12 points, Greg Buckner scored 11 and Eric Snow had 11 assists for the Sixers, who have not lost since dropping the season opener in Orlando. Philadelphia has defeated Cleveland 13 straight times.
* MAVERICKS 114, BULLS 87: Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points, and Shawn Bradley had 11 rebounds and eight blocks for visiting Dallas.
Eduardo Najera added 15 and Chicago native Michael Finley had 14 for the Mavericks, whose 5-0 start is the best in franchise history.
"We did what we needed to do, rested the big-minute guys," said Shawn Bradley, who had 11 rebounds and eight blocks. "It's a nice way to start a back-to-back."
The Mavericks face five playoff teams in their next six games. That includes trips to Boston and New Jersey, as well as a visit from the Lakers.
"The season gets tough now," said Chicago native Michael Finley, who scored 14 despite shooting 4 of 15 from the floor.
* MAGIC 105, SUPERSONICS 98: Grant Hill had 27 points and nine assists as Orlando won at home.
Tracy McGrady was denied a third straight 40-point game, scoring 23 -- 11 in the fourth quarter. He shot 8 for 22, missing eight of his first 10 attempts.
* JAZZ 110, HAWKS 97: Karl Malone returned to the Utah lineup after sitting out a game with the flu and scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Jazz in Salt Lake City.
* KINGS 99, GRIZZLIES 91: Peja Stojakovic scored 22 points, and Chris Webber had 16 points and 17 rebounds as host Sacramento snapped its three-game losing streak. Rookie Drew Gooden led the Grizzlies with 23 points.
* HORNETS 110, WARRIORS 104: Jamal Mashburn scored 32 points and P.J. Brown had 17 points and 16 rebounds as New Orleans handed visiting Golden State its fifth straight loss.
* SUNS 86, TRAIL BLAZERS 75: Stephon Marbury followed a listless first half with a sparkling second half, finishing with 21 points and nine assists to rally host Phoenix.
* PACERS 107, KNICKS 94: Ron Artest scored 27 points and Brad Miller had 19 to lead host Indiana.