EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., March 15 (UPI) -- Jason Kidd collected his seventh triple-double of the season with 11 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds Friday night, leading the New Jersey Nets to a 97-78 victory over the Miami Heat.
The Nets came in having lost five of six games, a slump that reduced their Atlantic Division lead over the Boston Celtics to three games. But Kidd thoroughly outplayed Rod Strickland and Anthony Carter and got New Jersey back on track.
Martin, who already is over the flagrant foul limit, elbowed Heat wingman Jim Jackson in the throat in the second quarter. It was ruled a flagrant-1 penalty, which means Martin must sit out New Jersey's game at Memphis on Sunday.
Keith Van Horn scored 28 points for the Nets (41-24), who had all five starters in double figures and improved to 26-6 at home.