Kidd miffed, Haywood adjusting

With 2:56 left in the first half Wednesday night, Jason Kidd flipped a pass toward Shawn Marion that ended in a turnover.

"That was actually an easier pass than a lot of the others,” Kidd said.

Yeah, the nerve of him. One turnover on a night when he had 18 assists.

Kidd wasn’t happy about that one miscue, but an 18-to-1 assist/turnover ratio puts Kidd on a record-setting pace, no doubt. He was masterful throughout the night during the Mavericks’ 101-86 win over the Charlotte Bobcats.

More importantly, he played less than 32 minutes, a number that should suit him well in his 17th NBA season.

"If I’m playing 31 minutes and we win, maybe we should have tried that a long time ago,” he said.

Meanwhile, Brendan Haywood said he’s adjusting to the notion of coming off the bench, with Tyson Chandler getting the start, in part because coach Rick Carlisle likes the way Chandler interacts with the first team.

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