Kidd wins coaching debut in overtime thrillerTaylor leads the Nets with 16 points in the overtime win over the Wizards, 111-106
The remade Nets showed off new additions Kevin Garnett, Pierce, and, of course, Kidd, transitioning to a coat and tie after 19 seasons in uniform.
Kidd played most of his starters for only 12 minutes, with Brook Lopez (15 points) outscoring the other four combined. Pierce had three points and four fouls, and Garnett scored four points. Shaun Livingston started at point guard in place of Deron Williams, who has a sprained right ankle.
Nene led the Wizards with 19 points. John Wall had 16 points and eight assists.