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Starting Five: Gamesmanship or cheating?

Nets coach Jason Kidd was fined $50,000 by the NBA on Thursday night. Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE/Getty Images

That was one costly spill.

Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd was fined $50,000 by the NBA Thursday night for intentionally spilling a drink on the floor to delay Wednesday's game.

"I thought it was genius," Toronto Raptors forward Rudy Gay told the National Post. "Honestly. Honestly. That's the name of the game, to find loopholes in things."

"If I ever become a coach, I'm using that drink spill trick …," tweeted Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala.

Social media has certainly had a lot of fun with this one. The reality, though, is that the Nets are 4-11 and have lost nine of their past 11 games.

Granted, as we've pointed out, that record leaves them just 2½ games behind the Raptors (6-8) for first place in the Atlantic Division and the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.

On Friday, the Nets are in Houston to take on the Rockets (11-5), who have won three in a row.

It is unknown if point guard Deron Williams (ankle), center Brook Lopez (ankle), forward Andrei Kirilenko (back) or guard Jason Terry (knee) will return to the lineup.

"Cupgate" has been fun and all, but the Nets need to start winning games.

In case you missed it: Our updated news story on Kidd being fined $50,000.

Plus, my Thanksgiving off-day story on Mirza Teletovic.

Question: What did you think of Kidd's move? Gamesmanship or cheating?

Stat right? With his $50,000 soda spill fine, Jason Kidd could buy four cans of Coke each day for the next 68 years, according to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell.

What's next: The Nets face the Rockets on Friday night at Toyota Center. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families and friends.