30 May 2004 14:31:08
A denied Shaq leaves center angry


When asked if he got the ball enough, O'Neal retorted:

"No, no," O'Neal angrily responded, using expletives. "You know I didn't get
the ball enough. Don't ask me that dumb (stuff). No ... No..."

"They're doing a good job of keeping the ball out of his hands," Lakers
coach Phil Jackson said. "He had a good first quarter and then we gave him
three-and-a-half minutes of rest in the second. It takes him time to get
back and then he got an offensive foul right away - which I don't think it
was an offensive foul - but that got him out of the act. He just needs to be
more aggressive."