Originally posted on ZagsBlog.com:
NEW YORK — It has been a decade since Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martin helped lead the New Jersey Nets to back-to-back NBA Finals.
Now here it is 10 years later, and the two cagey veterans played a critical role in helping the Knicks take a 1-0 series lead on the Boston Celtics with an 85-78 victory Saturday at Madison Square Garden.
While Carmelo Anthony once again led the way with a game-high 36 points, the 40-year-old Kidd played brilliantly, putting up eight points, five rebounds, three assists and three critical steals down the stretch.
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