Kidd, who turned the ball over twice and missed a free throw
in the final two minutes, became upset when officials didn't call
a foul in the closing seconds.
Kidd made derogatory comments to Violet Palmer, Mike Callahan and Gary Zielinski after the officials failed to make a foul call against Stromile Swift after the Grizzlies' forward bumped Kidd on a shot attempt in the closing seconds of the game.
The Nets trailed 95-93 at the time. They lost by three points.
Kidd said something directly to the officials as they walked off the court at Continental Airlines Arena. He criticized them again
in a postgame news conference.
"That's basketball at its best," said Kidd of the game.
"Unfortunately, that crew missed a good game. It was a good game
up to that point."
Kidd then paused for a second.
"That's not going to get me a fine, either," he added.
The Nets attempted 41 free throws in the game, compared with
24 for the Grizzlies. New Jersey, which has won the past two
Eastern Conference titles, is 7-11 following a four-game losing
Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.