Mavs' Kidd No. 3 on NBA assist list

Updated: April 6, 2009, 2:18 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

DALLAS -- Jason Kidd has passed Magic Johnson for No. 3 on the NBA's career assist list.

Jason Kidd
Kidd

With his 14th assist in Dallas' 140-116 win on Sunday, Kidd hit 10,142 for his career. The milestone came on a dish to Josh Howard for an 18-footer with a minute left in the second quarter of a game against Phoenix.

He received a standing ovation when it was announced. Among those on their feet: broadcaster Mark Jackson, who is No. 2 on the list with 10,334. Kidd completed the first half with 16 assists, and finished the game with 20 -- setting his season-best for a full game.

Kidd also set Mavs records for first-half assists (16) and assists in a regulation game.

John Stockton is the record-holder with 15,806.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report

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