DALLLAS -- Jason Kidd picked up his 11,000th career assist in the fashion that one might expect -- an alley-oop lob to 7-foot-1 center Tyson Chandler in the first quarter of tonight's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.
After falling behind in the opening minutes, the Mavs' defense has held the Sixers to 38.6 percent shooting and lead 22-15 with 2:53 to go in the first quarter. Dallas' offense picked things up as the defense tightened. Kidd has three assists and two points.
Shawn Marion, staring for Caron Butler (back), has a team-high six points.