Phil Jackson spoke, and it lasted longer than 33 seconds.
The day after the Lakers coach abruptly ended his postgame news conference, he provided reasons for why he appeared so irritated in the wake of the Lakers' 88-85 victory Sunday over the Clippers.
"I was just disgruntled," Jackson said Monday. "There's nothing to say about a game like that. To rant or rave, I just didn't want to get involved with that."
The Lakers lost a 19-point fourth-quarter lead and had to hold their breath until a three-point attempt by Baron Davis hit the back of the rim as time expired.