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Knicks’ Jason Kidd runs circles around Celtics

At 40, veteran guard was all-around force

NEW YORK — At the ripe age of 40, Jason Kidd is one of the NBA’s elder statesmen, but on Saturday he beat several Celtics a decade or so his junior to the ball, time and time again.

The Knicks reserve guard had 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals in 35 minutes off the bench during the Knicks’ 85-78 Game 1 first-round playoff win at Madison Square Garden, but those numbers didn’t do his performance justice.

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