So much for all those fuzzy feelings the Lakers conveyed about their newfound closeness.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni bristled a day after Pau Gasol expressed frustration over sitting out the fourth quarter of the Lakers' win Tuesday over New Orleans.

"Did he speak up?" D'Antoni asked, facetiously. "I didn't hear it."

Gasol vowed he wouldn't let frustrations surrounding his bench role cloud his effort in helping the Lakers get back into the playoff race in the Western Conference. He sounded more offended about not finishing, though.

"It's something I don't like and don't appreciate," Gasol said. "I'm challenged every day to keep my calm and keep my peace and not let my emotions take over my words."

D'Antoni said he hadn't spoken to Gasol on Wednesday about the issue. But he suggested he better just get used to it if Earl Clark and Antawn Jamison perform better. D'Antoni also remarked how Metta World Peace sat out the fourth quarter too without complaining.

"I guess the `all for one' lasted about 48 hours," D'Antoni said with a chuckle. "Not bad."