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Kidd downplays incident with drink

AP

Jason Kidd said he was just “trying to win” when he intentionally spilled a drink on the court, a stunt that cost him $50,000.

The Brooklyn Nets coach was fined on Thursday, with the NBA saying he intentionally spilled his drink as a stall tactic.

He tried to avoid talking about it Friday, but when pressed, he relented.

“Paul (Pierce) got a great look, but the league fined me for something that I probably shouldn’t have done,” he said. “We’ll move on.”

The Nets had time to draw up a play while the floor was being cleaned but still lost 99-94.

Kidd was asked if he regretted the unusual move and why he decided to go with it.

“It’s about trying to win and those guys in that locker room, and I tried to put those guys in a position to get a basket, a good look and we did,” he said.