Nets coach Jason Kidd told reporters Friday that his decision to intentionally spill soda on the court to delay the game during the closing seconds of a Wednesday night loss to the Lakers was a simple matter of pursuing victory.

”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,” Kidd said, according to the Associated Press.

With 8.3 seconds remaining and the Lakers leading 96-94, Jodie Meeks prepared to take the second of two free throws. Without any timeouts remaining, Kidd began a conversation with second-year guard Tyshawn Taylor while holding a plastic cup of soda and ice in his right hand. Taylor bumped into Kidd’s arm during the conversation, causing the soda to spill on the court, and Kidd initially bent over as if he was going to scoop up the ice cubes and cup before an official stopped the game so that an attendant could clean up the mess.

Video replay of the sequence suggested that Kidd instructed Taylor to “hit me,” causing the spill and the subsequent delay of game. During the stoppage of play, which happened to ice Meeks at the free throw line, a Nets assistant coach diagrammed a play for Brooklyn’s final offensive possession.

Despite receiving a $50,000 fine from the NBA on Thanksgiving Day for his action, Kidd said the plan, which he said he concocted after “listening to other coaches or other owners talk about coaches and what they’ve done,” worked as he had hoped.