Notes on Thursday's games in the National Basketball Association ...
• This Too Shall Pass. The art of the pass is not lost on Steve Nash, who had a rather nasty game on Thursday, even for him. Nash had a season-high 21 assists — becoming the first player in nine years with two 20-assist games in a season — leading the Suns to a 109-90 win over the Cavaliers despite LeBron's 34 points. The Suns had 33 assists on 37 baskets. The last player besides Nash to have two 20-assist games in the same season? No, we're afraid the correct answer is current Dallas Mavericks' coach Avery Johnson, not Yinka Dare.
• Our D-I-V-O-R-C-E Becomes Final Today. Ugly divorce proceedings seem to agree with Jason Kidd. America's favorite battered husband had a triple-double — the 82nd of his career — as the Nets beat the Bulls 86-83. Kidd had 23 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists.
• Webber Coming Home?. Yahoo sports is reporting that Chris Webber is close to signing with the Pistons, which makes sense we suppose. The ex-Michigan Fab Five member can't officially join the team until Monday. Steve Fisher could not be reached for comment.