DALLAS — One play was a breakdown by a team built on defense. The other was simply a tough shot by a player paid $20 million a year to take tough shots.
The first play, though, was the backbreaker.
Jason Kidd weaved into the lane, his Mavericks down 3 points to the Celtics after wasting a 14-point lead, when he noticed Jason Terry and his perpetually hot hand wide open on the wing.
Terry could have taken the shot three times, he was so open. Ray Allen had left him...