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Jason Kidd Earned The Nets An Extra Time Out By Dropping His Soda

Down late at home to the Lakers and out of time outs, Nets coach Jason Kidd improvised a trick straight out of Upright Citizens Brigade and managed to "spill" his soda on the court, leading to a delay that let him write up a possible game-saving play.

You can clearly see Kidd mouth "hit me" to Tyshawn Taylor, who dutifully ran into Kidd as the first-year Brooklyn coach lifted up his cup. The ploy nearly worked, as the play Kidd wrote up during the court cleanup left Paul Pierce with a decent attempt at a three-pointer; alas, in this case, cheaters didn't win. Pierce's shot didn't fall, and the Nets lost 99-94. [NBA TV/YES]

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