“I'm proud of Jason Kidd, the way he battles on defense, the floor game he leads for us every night, the steals he gets, and then the huge three. I tip my hat to him every night, the way he competes. I was actually going to make a play there on the elbow against (Nick) Collison, and then once I turned, I think Westbrook was kind of right there or right in between, so I didn't really have a good look and swung it over to Kidd, and he made a heck of a play. Westbrook closed out really hard initially and tried to take his first three away, and he (Kidd) pump-faked and stuck with it and got his balance and made a big three for us. People still think that Kidd is not a good shooter, but over the years, he proved everybody wrong.”
Talk about your 3-pointer, which cut the Thunder lead to 101-94 with 2:22 left.
Nowitzki: “Either do or die. At that point, we were down 10. So if it goes in, great, and if not, then it just wasn't our night.”