• Nets 96, Cavaliers 85: "Kidd was obviously a monster." That's what Cavaliers Coach Mike Brown said about Jason Kidd, who had a triple-double to lead the Nets in a must-win game at home. The goods -- 23 points, 14 assists and 13 rebounds -- helped the Nets stay alive in this series, which has one more game in the Meadowlands before going back to Cleveland. The media have been all too happy to declare series at 2-0 over, but this one wasn't quite ready for bed.

  • Yankees 7, Mariners 2: Robbed from a win in his first Major League start, Matt DeSalvo provided a reprise against the same club, the Seattle Mariners. This time, the offense -- and the umpires -- didn't let him down. They scored seven runs as they awoke from an offensive nap but left another 18 on base.

  • Brewers 12, Mets 3: Jose Reyes finally got with it and had his head shaved, but it didn't do the Mets any good. It didn't do Reyes any good either -- he had a rare 0-for-4 -- but he can't be blamed for this loss. Mike Pelfrey, in danger of losing his rotation spot, allowed four runs in five innings. Joe Smith and Scott Schoenweis each gave up a trio of runs in garbage time.