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Posted at 4:52 p.m., Saturday, April 7, 2007

Carter, Kidd post triple-doubles in Nets' OT win

Associated Press

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Vince Carter and Jason Kidd became the first teammates with triple-doubles in the same game since Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1989, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 120-114 overtime victory over the injury-ravaged Washington Wizards on Saturday night.

Carter matched his season high with 46 points, added a career-best 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Kidd tied a career high with 16 rebounds, equaled his season high with 18 assists and added a late free throw for 10 points.

Richard Jefferson matched his season high with 27 points and the Nets finished with a franchise-record 17 3-pointers in winning for the fifth time in seven games to prevent the Wizards from clinching a playoff berth.

Antawn Jamison scored a season-high 37 points and hit a 3-pointer with 1.1 seconds left in regulation to force the overtime for Washington, which lost its fourth straight. Jarvis Hayes added a career-high 29 points for the Wizards, who lost All-Stars Gilbert Arenas (knee) and Caron Butler (hand) in the past week with major injuries.

The victory moved New Jersey within three games of Washington in the race for the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference. Both teams have six games to play, and they play each other again on Tuesday in Washington.

Jordan had 41 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, while Pippen added 15 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds in Chicago's 126-121 win over the Los Angeles Clippers on Jan. 3, 1989.