Even after going down 27 points to the Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash-less Los Angeles Lakers, while working at home, the Brooklyn Nets had a chance to win on Wednesday night. Even with Brook Lopez and Deron Williams out, and even after Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson combined to miss 26 of 36 shots, the Nets had a chance in the final seconds. The problem with coming back from 27 points, though, is that you tend to burn through quite a few timeouts. Especially if your team is led by a rookie head coach that is still getting his feet wet when it comes to game management from the sideline.
To counter this, Brooklyn rookie head coach Jason Kidd made a veteran move, and literally attempted to get his feet wet. Right after appearing to mouth “hit me” to Nets rookie guard Tyshawn Taylor, Taylor and Kidd bumped, and Kidd’s pop soda went spilling all over the Barclays Center floor. The move earned the Nets some extra real time with the clocked stopped in order to draw up a play for his timeout-less team with Brooklyn down one in the final seconds.
Watch – especially at the 34-second mark, where Kidd appears to give Taylor directions:Read More »from Jason Kidd appears to intentionally spill a drink to buy time late in a game, Nets still lose (Video)