Jason Kidd is a pretty smart player. He knew that if he made contact with Mike Woodson while Woodson was on the court it would be a violation and that Dallas would get a technical free throw. He made sure he made contact by delivering a forearm to the midsection of Woodson.
At the time Dallas trailing 95-97, so it was a pretty heads up play seeing that the Mavericks went on to win the game.
With that being said it was a bit bush league by Kidd and Mike Woodson understandably was a bit upset by it as tempers flared a bit.
But I will let you make the call here are the videos courtesy of ProtectthePaint.com