9. Vince Carter/Jason Kidd vs. Washington Wizards, April 7, 2007
If you add up all of the other triple-doubles for the Brooklyn Nets franchise since they joined the NBA, they won’t add up to the number of times Jason Kidd turned the trick in a Nets uniform.
A total of 20 other players have compiled 41 triple-doubles in the Nets’ 42 NBA seasons. Kidd turned the trick 61 times as a Net.
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But on April 7, 2007, when the Washington Wizards visited Continental Airlines Arena, Kidd teamed up with Vince Carter to do something never done before or since in franchise history: two triple-doubles in one game.
Carter went big, going for 46 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, while Kidd finished with 10 points, 16 rebounds and 18 assists in New Jersey’s 120-114 overtime win.
If it hadn’t been for the extra five minutes, Kidd wouldn’t have gotten to the milestone — he had only seven points at the end of regulation before scoring three in overtime.
Carter had given the Nets a 104-101 lead with two free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining in regulation before Antawn Jamison tied it with a 3-poiner with 1.1 ticks left on the clock.
But New Jersey opened overtime with eight straight points and cruised to the finish. Richard Jefferson made four free throws, while Carter and Kidd traded dunks — each assisting the other — during the opening run in OT.
Carter had the hot hand early, scoring 17 points in the first period to keep the Nets in the game. They still trailed 24-22 at period’s end, but led by one at halftime and by two heading into the fourth quarter.
Jefferson added 27 points for the Nets, who came in 35-40, but used the win as a springboard to post six wins in their final seven games. Washington was 39-36 coming into the game and got 37 points from Jamison and 29 from Jarvis Hayes in the loss.
Carter and Kidd were both All-Stars for the Nets in 2006-07, with Carter putting up 25.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.0 steals in 38.1 minutes per game on .454/.357/.802 shooting.
Kidd averaged 13.0 points, 9.2 assists, 8.2 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 36.7 minutes and shot .406/.343/.778.