Basketball: Jason Kidd transferred to Phoenix Suns

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The Dallas Mavericks traded the injured and disgruntled All-Star point guard, Jason Kidd, to the Phoenix Suns on Thursday as part of a six-player deal. The Mavericks acquired guard Sam Cassell and forwards Michael Finley and A C Green from the Suns. Phoenix, who also gave up a second-round draft pick in 1997 or 1998, acquired guard Tony Dumas and centre Loren Meyer.

Christian Laettner scored a career-high 37 points as the Atlanta Hawks beat the Chicago Bulls 108-103 on Thursday. The Hawks won their 10th consecutive home game while the Bulls had an eight-game winning streak broken.

NBA: Toronto 98 New Jersey 96; Atlanta 108 Chicago 103; Indiana 95 Detroit 89 (ot); Miami 96 Orlando 76; Minnesota 88 New York 80; Golden State 113 Dallas 108; Houston 101 Milwaukee 90; Philadelphia 118 Denver 89; Utah 99 Portland 94; Seattle 94 San Antonio 86; Sacramento 111 Vancouver 88.

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