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Jason Kidd hasn't scored a point since April 23, when he put up three points in the New York Knicks' Game 2 win over the Boston Celtics. In the next 10 games he played before the Indiana Pacers ended the Knicks' season, Kidd missed all 17 of his shots and never once shot a free throw.
According to Elias Sports, Kidd passed Charles Jones for the longest streak of scoreless playoff games (while playing at least five minutes). Jones had eight such games, though his streak spanned seasons, as he came up empty one game in 1988 for the Washington Bullets and seven in 1995 with the Houston Rockets.
ESPN points out another key difference: "Jones played a total of 93 minutes in his eight scoreless games. Kidd has played 177 minutes during his eight-game pointless streak."
After losing Game 4 to the Pacers, falling into a 3-1 hole in the series, Knicks coach Mike Woodson said he "will never kick J-Kidd to the curb, man," according to ESPN New York.
He soon reneged on those words, however.
After sticking with Kidd for at least 15 minutes per game in his first eight scoreless games, Woodson only gave the 40-year-old five and six minutes of playing time, respectively, in the team's final two games of the postseason.