Kidd returns to Mavs lineup after 6-game absence



MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Point guard Jason Kidd has returned to the Dallas lineup after missing the past six games because of a strained right calf muscle.

Kidd started for the Mavericks on Friday night at Minnesota, pushing Delonte West to the bench. The 38-year-old Kidd has played in more games (1,284) than any other active player in the NBA.

Kidd also missed four games last month because of a strained lower back.